Israeli lawmakers call on European countries to take in Gaza refugees

Two Israelis lawmakers, one from the ruling Likud party and the other from the opposition Yesh Atid party, urge the international community to take in Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip.

In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Danny Danon (Likud) and Ram Ben-Barak (Yesh Atid) call for “countries around the world to accept limited numbers of Gazan families who have expressed a desire to relocate.”

They cite European countries’ “long history of assisting refugees fleeing conflicts” and suggest that “even if countries took in as few as 10,000 people each, it would help alleviate the crisis” in Gaza.

“The international community has a moral imperative—and an opportunity—to demonstrate compassion, help the people of Gaza move toward a more prosperous future and work together to achieve greater peace and stability in the Middle East,” they write.

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