Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The other news

Back in December, we commented on a story by Reuters correspondent Douglas Hamilton where he condemns Israel for revoking the permanent residency status of Jerusalem-based Palestinians if they spend more than seven consecutive years outside Israel, or take foreign residence or citizenship.  We have also noted that Jordan has been regularly stripping Palestinian Arabs living in the Kingdom of their citizenship in an effort to rid itself of Palestinians who originally resided in Judea and Samaria (also, the "West Bank").  Whereas Reuters fails to report on this latter trend, AP covers it:
The Jordanian measure rendered the Palestinians "stateless," depriving them of passports, voting rights, education, travel, health care and jobs, said Christoph Wilcke, HRW researcher on Jordan.
Apparently, government-enforced changes to Palestinian legal status are only required reporting for Reuters when it occurs in Israel.  Where is Douglas Hamilton when the Palestinians need him?

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