That is a question that I have asked for years, and is addressed here:
I have said this for years. To absorb the populations of these camps would have taken the Arab countries that invaded little… It isn’t like they provide social services for their own people… what is a few more?
A little secret that Israelis have learned is that you can grow things in the dessert if you use resources for desalinization, irrigation, and educate people for developing strains of plants and fertilizers. The dessert sun that bakes the Rub’ al Khali (Arabic: الربع الخا) “Empty quarter” of Saudi Arabia (which imports foreign workers like MAD – why not Palestinians?) could have been covered with 100 sq miles of solar cells. They have the oil money to spend on it!
Did they? Why not?
Why do I bring this up on TBC? We normally keep it to matters Catholic and otherwise religious… What the change?
Well honestly I think that this is a religious matter. The invasion of Israel was based on religious ideals, and removing “the infidels”. It speaks volumes that the allies of the Palestinians have left the Palestinians in camps for decades now. The Islamic ideals that lead to invasion don’t seem to have extended to their brother Muslims left behind enemy lines.
What does this say about the ideologies of these nations, and how are we to understand how Islam has informed it?