We [Arab leaders] brought disaster upon...Arab refugees...bringing pressure to bear upon them to leave [Israel in 1948].... We have rendered them dispossessed... accustomed them to begging...[lowered] their moral and social level....We exploited them...in the service of political purposes.
Khaled Al-Azm, Prime Minister of Syria, Memoirs, 1:386-87, cited in From Time Immemorial, Joan Peters, p. 16 (see offering list)
We...threw them into prisons [refugee camps] similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live.
Mahmoud Abbas(Abu Mazen), former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Wall Street Journal, 6/5/2003
Muhammad Saleh ed-Din, Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Al-Misri, 10/11/1949, cited in Peters, p. 22