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Syria and the Palestinian Refugee Problem

February 28, 2009

After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war leading to Israel’s independence, approximately 750,000 Palestinians were dispersed. Roughly 80,000 fled to Syria. Since then, Syria has exploited the Palestinian refugees to prevent regional peace with Israel. With the rare exception of one Syrian leader who proposed resettling the Palestinians in May 1949 (Husni Za’im was soon deposed in […]