Israeli Arabs at the beach in Tel Aviv: Though a mainly Muslim minority, they are in no hurry to leave. Source.
A recent “Nakba” story, published in Palestine News Network, includes this factoid:
Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are the largest and longest-standing case of displaced persons in the world today. There are at least 7.7 million displaced Palestinians including 360,000 IDPs in Israel, representing 66 percent of the entire Palestinian population (12.1 million) worldwide. Among them are 5.0 million who are registered with and assisted by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
We’ve debunked the idea of 7 million Palestinian Arab refugees dozens of times, pointing out that no other group’s refugee status is inherited forever.
But doing the same for “internally displaced persons” is new for me…
One often hears of Israeli Arabs complaining: they remind of whiners in the West. They are not interested in leaving Israel.
Earlier attempts at negotiations with the Palestinians that involved swapping land where Arabs lived went nowhere — they did not want to be part of a new Palestine.