Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Jordan has reportedly decided to send the Palestinian refugees who fled violence in Iraq to Canada, Ramattan news agency reported on October 16. Some 280 Palestinians have been stuck on the border between Iraq and Jordan for months, after the kingdom refused them entry. Jordan is home to the largest number of Palestinian refugees in the region. Palestinians in the West Bank reportedly criticised the decision, and called on Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to ask Jordan to reverse its decision, Ramattan reported.