From Daniel Pipes
It appears that Palestinian Arabs aren't so eager to move out of Israel. What a shocker! Not really, think about it, what would you rather live amongst. An Islamic tyranny run by terrorists or Israel. Well, the PLO had something to say about this:
To stop this Palestinian Arab rush for Israeli citizenship, the ranking Islamic official in Jerusalem issued an edict prohibiting it, and the Palestine Liberation Organization's agent in Jerusalem, Faisal al-Husseini, went further, calling this step "treason." This proved ineffective, so al-Husseini threatened that taking out Israeli citizenship would result in the confiscation of one's home.
Here's a sample of some comments from Palestinians living in Israel:
Israel's Interior Ministry duly reported a large increase in applications for citizenship and one city councilor, Roni Aloni, reported what he was hearing from Jerusalem Arabs: "we are not like Gaza or the West Bank. We hold Israeli IDs. We are used to a higher standard of living. Even if Israeli rule is not so good, it is still better than that of the PA." A doctor applying for Israeli papers explained, "we want to stay in Israel. At least here I can speak my mind freely without being dumped in prison, as well as having a chance to earn an honest day's wage."
Oh woe - where oh where is Rachel Corrie now? There's more on this oxymoronic situation of Palestinians trying to stay in Israel from Pipes.
Palestinians Who Cling to Israel by Daniel Pipes -- Capitalism Magazine
Link from Lucianne.