An Arab official spokesman: We support the right of the Palestinian people to choose. They have chosen martyrdom. We support that choice.
I find it interesting that the UN and the rest of the world are demanding more support for the Palestinian people, yet the surrounding Arab countries themselves refuse to help the Palestinians at all. How can so many people blame the West for not supporting Palestine but not look at all the Arab nations and their lack of support themselves. The blame needs to be spread across the world, not just America and Israel. This Article is very insightful; here are some quotes:
Arab governments have frequently offered jobs, housing, land and other benefits to Arabs and non-Arabs, excluding Palestinians. Saudi Arabia chose not to use unemployed Palestinian refugees to alleviate its labor shortage in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
Instead, thousands of South Koreans were recruited to fill jobs.
Kuwait, which employed large numbers of Palestinians but denied them citizenship, expelled more than 300,000 of them, claiming they posed a security threat.
In Lebanon Palestinians are prohibited by law from more than 70 trades and professions, and are compelled to rely on United Nations Relief and Works Agency for education, public health, relief, and other social services.
Given the Arab states’ harsh treatment of the Palestinians, how can they, in good conscience, urge the Western nations, the United States in particular, to adopt a more pro-Palestinian policy in mediating the Israeli-Palestine dispute?
The answer is not hard to come by. The truth is that the Arab nations couldn’t care less about their Palestinian brothers. Their sole objective, and the goal that goads them, is the eternal, demented and monomaniacal drive to erase Israel from the face of the Earth.