One thing is for sure, Obama will always oppose anything that could be used to limit the amount of aid we give to the Palestinians.
(CNSNews.com) — After intervention by the State Department, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday reworked an amendment to a foreign operations appropriations bill, watering down language that sought to establish the actual number of Palestinians that could legitimately be called refugees.
The issue of millions of “Palestinian refugees” and their claimed “right of return” to the places they left during the Arab-initiated war on the newly declared state of Israel in 1948 is one of the most sensitive “final status” issues to be resolved in any negotiated Israeli-Palestinian settlement.
An amendment by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) aimed to distinguish between those Palestinian refugees who were alive at the time and “were personally displaced as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict,” and their millions of descendants.
It also sought information on how many Palestinians currently receiving assistance from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) live in the West Bank and Gaza — in other words, under Palestinian Authority (P.A.) rule — and how many live elsewhere, as well as information pertaining to citizenship.
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