Sunday, October 09, 2011

Proud 'Palestinians' Mahmoud Abbas And Most Of The Fatah Leadership Are Jordanian Citizens!


Some people in the past have criticized me because I continue to consider the 'Palestinians' a made up nationality and insist that Jordan is the actual Arab 'Palestinian' state.

They're not taking into account that Jordan as 'Palestine' was the intention of the British partition of the Palestine Mandate in 1923, as codified in international law by the San Remo Agreement.The majority of Jordan's population then were 'Palestinian' - Quraysh Arabs, who were town dwellers as opposed to the Bedouin, who were desert dwellers. 80% of the Palestine Mandate was given to Abdullah, the present King's grandfather who established a minority Bedouin Hashemite monarchy over the 'Palestinians' that continues to this day. Presently, even given the inevitable intermarriage, the split is roughly 75% 'Palestinian' and about 25% Bedouin, with many of the Bedouin Hashemite loyalists installed in key positions in government and the army.

Moreover, in 1967 when Israel took over Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank) after Jordan attacked them, every Arab there was a Jordanian citizen and remained one according to Jordan's own laws until the mid 1990's.

The laws were changed because the minority Bedouin Hashemite monarchy has always feared that someday the majority of non-Bedouins would try to take over. That almost happened once before during 'Black September' back in 1970 when Yasser Arafat tried to take over the country and the Jordanian Arab Legion killed and expelled thousands of 'Palestinians'.

As I've reported before, the Bedouin minority has upped the ante on 'de-Palestinizing' Jordan by arbitrarily taking away Jordanian citizenship from thousands of people who identify themselves as 'Palestinians' and have held Jordanian citizenship for decades.

Ah, but that's for the little people.

After Mahmoud Abbas' little screed at the UN, some people applauded what they saw as his brave championship of 'Palestinian' nationhood. Who would have imagined that Mahmoud Abbas and most of the Fatah leadership have applied for and been granted Jordanian citizenship for themselves and their families? You see, according to the October 9th 2011 Jerusalem Post reporting on an article in the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, a significant number of PA leaders and their families are now full Jordanian citizens:

Atef Tarawneh, deputy speaker of the Jordanian parliament, denounced the decision to revoke the citizenship of thousands of Jordanians of Palestinian origin.

Tarawneh said that the decision was “harmful” to national unity and the constitution in Jordan.

He added that he recently met with King Abdullah II and warned him against the repercussions of revoking the citizenships. He said that the decision has harmed investment in the kingdom because dozens of Jordanian-Palestinian businessmen living abroad were afraid to return home out of fear that the authorities would confiscate their passports.

According to the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, a significant number of PA leaders are registered as full Jordanian citizens.

The paper pointed out that the leaders applied for Jordanian citizenship at a time when they were urging the Jordanian authorities to stop giving Palestinians Jordanian citizenship, in order to “consolidate their Palestinian identity.” The Jordanian government had justified its decision to strip Palestinians of their citizenship by using the same argument.

However, the Jordanians have long seen the Palestinian majority in the kingdom as a demographic threat.

The decision to rescind the citizenship of tens of thousands of Palestinians is seen in the context of this fear.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi quoted sources in Amman as saying that Abbas and his entire family carry Jordanian passports.

Other PA leaders who carry Jordanian passports include former PA prime minister Ahmed Qurei, Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh and Fatah’s Muhammad Dahlan.

The paper did not say when the Palestinian officials were given Jordanian citizenship. PA spokesmen in Ramallah refused to comment on the report.

A Fatah official, however, said that he was not surprised to hear that Palestinian leaders were carrying Jordanian passports. He said he believed most of the PA leaders had applied for and received Jordanian passports in the past 15 years.


Tarawneh, by the way is of 'Palestinian' origin.

Al-Quds Al-Arabi also reported that it was the PA leaders who had asked for Jordanian citizenship, and not the Jordanians who had offered it.

Who would have ever guessed that I and the Fatah leadership would agree on something? Jordan is the 'Palestinian' state and the nonsense going on at the UN is simply an attempted land grab by the 'Palestinians' in an attempt to complete St. Arafat's mission of pushing the Jews into the sea bit by bit and grab a more strategic location to launch the final jihad.

(h/t Carl)

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would ask you the most obvious question, ''Why does the Fatah leadership want Jordanian citizenship?'' I mean, they didn't just take out Jordanian citizenship for the hell of it.
It's because the Fatah crooks know the people hate them, that they have no support, that eventually, the people will riot & kill them or Hamas will take over & kill them. Jordanian citizenship is their insurance, that they have a place to flee with their ill-gotten gains.
And these are the people we're supposed to sign a treaty with?
What a joke.

Terry, Eilat-Israel

Rob said...

Nachon, Chaver. You nailed it. An insurance policy for Abbas and his cronies and the money they stole.

Regards,
Rob

Anonymous said...

It might not work out as planned, the Jordanian regime is none too stable these days. Jordan may well be run by the Muslim Brotherhood & Hamas will ask their friends to extradite the thieves so they can get their hands on the money.
I doubt if the Fatah crooks would keep the stolen money in Jordan, they'd use the Jordanian banks to launder the money & stash it somewhere else. But, I bet they buy a lot of property & own parts of businesses in Jordan already, also a good way to launder funds.
I think that the Fatah leadership is in big trouble - this U.N. thing is going to become a fiasco, leaving Abbas looking like a fool. The finishing touch, that last straw, will be when Obama loses the election to a conservative & the Democrats lose their majority in the Senate.

Terry

Anonymous said...

You are racist and delusional. Thousands of Palestinians have Jordanian passports because Israel has occupied their land for 44 years. Even now, Palestinian passports are only issued with Israeli OK! You can repeat however many times you want that Jordan is Palestine. It won't turn it into fact; just prove that you support the war crime of ethnic cleansing and population transfer. Palestinians will get their rightful states in their homeland and people like you will just have to deal with it. Wanna talk about crooks, look closer... What do you call Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman? Mr honesty? He has so many corruption charges pending I think the man will break some kind of record! Get a life, stop propogating war crimes using lies!
Nour

Rob said...

Hello Nour,
Thanks for dropping by. And thanks for providing a superb example of projection.

"Thousands of Palestinians have Jordanian passports because Israel has occupied their land for 44 years."

Umm, no. Jordan is almost 80% 'Palestinian' and moved quite a few of its citizens into Judea and Samaria after it illegally occupied it after 1948 in an effort to colonize the area after ethnically cleansing every Jew in the region. Jordan also reaffirmed in its own laws every Arab in the West Bank 'who is not a Jew' was a Jordanian citizen and only repealed that law after Jordan decided to cede all rights to Judea and Samaria after their peace treaty with Israel.

And since neither Jordan nor 'Palestine' ever owned the area in question and it includes a lot of legally purchased Jewish land, your term 'occupation' is pretty far out there! BTW, 95% of the people you call 'Palestinians' either live in Gaza or in Area C of Judea and Samaria - under full 'Palestinian' sovereignty. Facts sure are a problem, aren't they?

2)"just prove that you support the war crime of ethnic cleansing and population transfer. "

Actually, that would be you, who supports the ethnic cleansing of every Jew in East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the establishment of a Jew free reichlet in these areas. I bet you anything you'd scream lie a wounded peahen if Israel wanted to do the same thing to Arabs in its territory!

Oh, and BTW, if Israel DID want to transfer these Jordanians out of their territory, it would not be a war crime according to Article two of the Fourth Geneva Convention. But then the Geneva Convention also prohibits making war on civilians, and since when have the 'Palestinians' ever shied away from doing that, eh?

You are racist and delusional...Get a life, stop propogating war crimes using lies!

Like I said, projection's a real bitch, isn't it? I think the facts show which of us is the delusional racist, don't they Nour?

Next time, try coming up with something a bit more challenging.

Regards,
Rob