Palestine and Jordan

One of the big surprises to someone not fully familiar with Jordan, like myself, are the issues between the “native” Jordanians and the Palestinians. Because of the situation in the occupied territories, Palestinians were forced to flee to surrounding countries. In places, Jordan’s Palestinian population is supposed to be near 90 percent.
From a number of Jordanians I have heard things like, “We let them come here, they get Jordanian passports and they don’t even have the courtesy to call themselves Jordanian.” Then you get others who say just the opposite and argue that the Palestinians are just using Jordan for all it’s worth and then leaving whenever they get the chance.
So, if the region wasn’t already complex in my mind, it just got deeper.

Posted October 17th, 2005 in Uncategorized.

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