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    • Palestinian Brit
    • 09.09.11 | 15:40 (IDT)

    My brother in law was born in Wlajeh before 1948. The whole family were forced to leave in 1948 and his father and uncle and families were taken in by people in Beit Jala. Two married sisters went all the way to Amman and have raised their families there.2 other sisters went to Jerusalem and were living in the Jewish Quarter but their homes were destroyed to make way for access to the Wailing Wall. So he has 2 sisters in Jordan, two in Jerusalem and 2 brothers in Beit Jala. All have different passports - Jordanian, East Jerusalem and Palestinian. He built a house in Qfr Aqab 20 years ago but it now stands empty as he and his sons rent property in East Jerusalem, fearful that living in their home in Kfr Aqab will lose them their Jerusalem ID's. The family in Amman cannot visit either their relatives n Jerusalem or the West Bank. Despite a so called peace with Jordan, it is much easier for Israeli's to travel to Jordan than for Jordanians to visit this side of the bridge. This is the plight of thousands of Palestinians and its about time they have the right to at least visit their relatives and the land in which they were born. After all thousand of Jews have settled here who had no previous connection with the land at all. Please don't give me that bull from thousands of years ago!

    from the article: Illegal in their own country
    First published 12:40 09.09.11 | Last updated 12:40 09.09.11
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