....exist today, and the truth is, no one does, for lack of a census. I do wish to clarify with you an important point, however, and that is that about 350,000 Arabs fled, for a variety of reasons, Eretz Israel/Palestine during Israel's war of independence, 1948. These people are indeed refugees, because they fled to neighboring countries, i.e. Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. All others who fled during the war, did so to other parts of the very same country of Etetz Israel/Palestine, that is to Judea, Samaria and to the Gaza Strip, hence they are displaced persons. These displaced persons have remained within the country, and actually within the territories assigned by the UN in 1947 to become an Arab state of Palestine. They have been receiving financial assistance all these years as if they were refugees, but they can not really be considered refugess. Therefore, when you and other calculate the number of refugees, the starting point should be 350,000 only, if that many.
from the article: The hot-air summit