as always - backing the losers as in kuwait

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    Arab hospitality? Or is it Arab realism?


    Apr. 21, 2003
    Palestinians in Iraq paying the price for their support for Saddam
    By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF

    The Pan-Arab daily, Asharq Al Awsat, published from London, reported Sunday morning that fears are growing amongst Palestinians living in Iraq that the new government will expel them for their support for Saddam Hussein.

    Iraqi opposition chiefs have already said they would expel Arabs living in Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.

    There have reportedly been many attacks against Palestinians in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Some have been killed, reports Israel Radio.

    The Palestinian community is regarded by Iraqi opposition leaders as some of the most faithful followers of Saddam Hussein.

    There are more than 40,000 Palestinians living in Iraq.

    Before the recent Gulf War, the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) asked 1,085 Palestinian adults if they agree that 'Palestinians ought to support Iraq as they did in 1991, if the United States of America strikes it again.'

    Slightly more than 70 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip said they would support Iraq if it were attacked by the US, according to the poll.

 
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