Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik of Palestinian Media Watch has done great service in collecting at "Arab responsibility for Palestinian refugees" six examples of "Palestinian leaders, writers and refugees [who] have spoken out in the Palestinian media, blaming the Arab leadership for the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem."
Contrary to the established Palestinian line that Israeli forces expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948-49, these voices agree that Arab emigration from the nascent
Â• "The radio stations of the Arab regimes kept repeating to us:
Â• "The leaders and the elites promised us at the beginning of the
Â• The Arab leaders announced that "The Jews attacked our region and it is better to evacuate the village and return after the battle is over."
Â• "Our District Officer issued an order that whoever stays in
Â• A letter from a Palestinian to the leaders gathered at an Arab summit in 2001: "The armies of your predecessors in the year of 1948,
forced us to leave [