Iraq Palestinians head to Iceland
About 30 Palestinians living in a refugee camp in the desert region along the Iraqi-Syrian border are due to leave for resettlement in Iceland.
The UN refugee agency says the group, mostly women and children, has been living under canvas for the past two years in extremely harsh conditions.
There are about 2,300 Palestinians encamped in the desert region unable to gain entry to Syria.
Iceland takes 25-30 refugees per year, mostly vulnerable women and children.
Temperatures in the border refugee camps reach 50 degrees Celsius in the summer and dip below freezing during winter.
Wouldn't they feel more at home and within their culture in the Middle East? Why should Iceland or Sweden care for them and non in the Arab world?
This situation is the continuation of 1948 only in the sense that Arabs refuse to accept their brothers and help out refugees or any other humanitarian cause, except families of suicide bombers. It will never end unless Arab countries start dismantling the so called "refugee camps" and start giving citizenship and rights to Arabs born in their own country. Blaming others for these problems will never solve them. Those are human beings, "Palestinian" Arabs are Arabs and are related to the rest of the Arab world - accept them, and stop support for violence.
The Palestinian refugee crisis dates back to the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948 when hundreds of thousands fled or were driven from their homes in what became Israel.
BBC - still manage to blame Israel for this. "Homes in what became Israel", classy. What about "homes in what became Iraq"?