'Egypt grants citizenship to 50,000 Palestinians'
[Jerusalem Post] Security official tells Egyptian paper that Interior Ministry instructed to give citizenship to all Paleostinians with Egyptian mothers.
Some 50,000 Paleostinians, most of them from the Gazoo Strip, have been granted Egyptian citizenship over the past few months, an Egyptian security official revealed Thursday.
The official said that the Egyptian Interior Ministry had been instructed to give Egyptian citizenship to all Paleostinians who were born to Egyptian mothers.
| Why are they suddenly releasing some Palestinians from durance vile?|
The official, who was not identified, told the Egyptian newspaper El-Watan that the instructions came from the country's High Administrative Court in Cairo last May. The official pointed out that the number of Paleostinians who have received Egyptian citizenship increased dramatically after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
Egypt now occupies second place -- after Jordan -- in granting citizenship to Paleostinians.
The court decision paved the way for thousands of Paleostinians, particularly those living in the Gazoo Strip, to apply for and receive Egyptian passports.
Until recently, Egypt, like most Arab countries, had refused to grant citizenship to Paleostinians in accordance with an Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
resolution dating back to 1965.
According to the resolution, "Paleostinians who are residing in the Arab countries are given, upon their request, valid travel documents. The concerned [Arab] authorities must, wherever they be, issue these documents or renew them without delay."
The Arab countries have justified their refusal to grant citizenship to Paleostinians by arguing that they wish to protect the Paleostinian identity and ensure their return to their original homes inside Israel.
The Egyptian official also revealed that Cairo was now studying the request of an additional 35,000 Paleostinians to receive Egyptian citizenship.
He predicted that by 2013 the number of Paleostinians who would have received Egyptian citizenship would rise to 100,000.
Warty Nose al-Zahhar
...a co-founder of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and a member of the Hamas leadership. Since 2006, Warty Nose has served as foreign minister in the government of Ismail Haniyeh. He is considered one of the more stubborn hard-liners and has no objection to kissing the Persian foot to keep the money flowing. Warty Nose's son, a member of the Qassam Brigades, was killed in an Israeli raid in early 2008. Another one was disposed of when the IDF bombed his house in 2003...
, a Hamas big turban in the Gazoo Strip, disclosed earlier this year that he too had become an Egyptian national thanks to the fact that he had been born to an Egyptian mother.
| The timing seems unwise. Egypt is crashing into a profound and unsolvable economic crisis which will soon lead to disease, despair, and food riots in the streets. Why add more people to the mix, and moreover people accustomed to dealing with their concerns with weapons of various sizes? It can't be that the Muslim Brothers expect the Gazans to fight for them like Hizb'allah is fighting for President Assad the Younger, surely. |
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