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Syria's Palestinians flee to Jordan
Influx sparks fears of a population imbalance as rights group criticises host country for discrimination.
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2012 12:33

Human Rights Watch has criticised Jordan for discriminating against Palestinian refugees who have escaped from Syria.

Syrian refugees are allowed to rent homes and work, but Palestinians arriving in Jordan are held at a heavily guarded compound in Ramtha.

Almost half of Jordan’s population is of Palestinian origin, enjoying Jordanian nationality.

The country now fears that, with the refugee influx, Palestinians could outnumber citizens of Jordanian origin.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the northern Jordanian city of Ramtha.

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