Wednesday, October 31, 2012

PLO leader calls for "return" of West Bank to Jordan

So they're admitting, again, it was never theirs. Jordan was illegally occupying Judea and Samaria – which are referred to as the West Bank so as to conceal their history – for 19 years before it was finally kicked out by Israel. Jordan already refused that offer. Funny that.
(JPost) Farouk Kaddoumi, a veteran PLO official, on Thursday dropped a political bombshell by calling for "returning" the West Bank to Jordan.

Kaddoumi, who is based in Tunisia, said he supported the idea of creating a federation or confederation between the West Bank and Jordan.

Kaddoumi's remarks, which came during an interview with the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, are the first of their kind to be voiced by a senior PLO figure in decades. [...]

He said that the Palestinians should nevertheless see to it that such a step would not drop the refugees' "right to return."

"We launched our revolution for all of Palestine, and that's why we need to be very cautious," Kaddoumi said. "We must safeguard our people's right to return."

He said that he welcomed the return of the West Bank to Jordan. However, he stressed, "We must insist on the right of return for all refugees because this is the minimum that we could accept."