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al-Qa'bong
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posted 21 March 2006 10:25 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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More than 100 Palestinians fleeing violence in Baghdad and seeking refuge in Jordan have been denied entry by Jordanian border officials for not having proper entry permits, the spokesman for the Jordanian government said Monday...

In recent weeks, as the country has experienced a surge in sectarian violence, Palestinians have been increasingly singled out by Shiite militias, because they were Sunni Arabs and because they had enjoyed certain privileges under Saddam Hussein. Many Palestinians were members of the Baath Party, and Mr. Hussein granted them free schooling and free housing, among other favors.

Residents of Baladiyat, a Baghdad neighborhood in which Palestinians are concentrated, say that in recent weeks, dozens of people have been kidnapped and many have turned up dead. The residents have accused Shiite militias in the killings.



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pogge
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posted 21 March 2006 11:03 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Would you like a link for that?
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 22 March 2006 02:11 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Terribly gracious of you, pogge old chap. Thanks muchly.

Here's a link back atcha

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The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday confirmed the arrival of 89 Palestinians, including 42 children, at the border area between Jordan and Iraq over the past 48 hours in search for safety.


The organization warned against a mass exodus of Palestinians from Iraq, currently estimated at about 34,000, to escape attacks by Iraqi Shias, who reportedly have targeted the Palestinian community there in retaliation for the alleged privileges it enjoyed during Saddam Hussein’s regime.


I wonder when the freedom-loving Marines will attempt a regime change of the Jordanian despot.


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