Modest Proposal

By Jirair Tutunjian, Toronto, 18 April 2024

Sometimes the obvious looks right in your face but you fail to recognize it. There’s such a scenario these days but in big international dimensions.

Following in the footsteps of Australia, Britain has drafted a plan to “export” her illegal asylum seekers. While in the past decade Australia relocated about 4,000 asylum seekers in New Guinea and on several Pacific Ocean islands, Britain has made a deal with Rwanda to send a much-larger number of asylum seekers to that African country more than 7,000  kilometers away. Last year about 30,000 illegal asylum seekers landed in Britain. Britain reports that it recently approached Armenia, Botswana, Costa Rica, and Ivory Coast for a similar agreement.

Midway Britain and Rwanda, there’s another country which has a severe immigration problem: the nearly two-million Palestinians of Gaza. The genocidal government of Israel intends to evict Palestinians from their homeland. The Zionist entity expected a compliant Egyptian government to admit the Palestinian into the Land of the Pyramids but the government in Cairo refused to accommodate the Zionist butchers. So, now millions of Palestinians are wallowing in southern Gaza. No one seems to knows what will happen to them.

For some reason, the world has been blind to the obvious solution to the plight of invasion-ravaged Palestinians.

The obvious solution? Ship them to the Caribbean.

Why the Caribbean?

Because 2,000 years ago Palestinians lived in the Caribbean. They are not indigenous to the Levant.

Two millennia ago, a bearded navigator and his fleet turned up in the Caribbean searching for gold. But the archipelago had been going through one of its regular famines. There was no food, let alone gold and silver. Captain Theo Herzell, for that was the navigator’s name, promised the natives he would lead them to the land of milk and honey in the faraway east, beyond the Big Sea and the Small Sea. The land, he said, was called Feelstain. Caribbean natives, in significant number,s joined the brave and humane captain to Palestine.

While the distance between Palestine and the Caribbean makes the likelihood of the migration east unlikely, there’s credible linguistic evidence that Palestinians are indigenous to the Caribbean.

There are scores of Caribbean place names of Palestinian origin in the Caribbean and in northern South America.

Carib: It means “near” in Palestinian.
Havana: It’s a corruption of the Palestinian “Habena” which means “we loved it.”
Cuba: Is a corruption of “Kubbeh.” It means “dome.”
Bahamas: No, it’s not linked to Hamas. It means “With zeal.”
Haiti: It means “My life.”
Cayman: Khayma means “two tents.”
Yallahs: This place name in Jamaica means “Twice oh, God” in Palestinian.
There is an “Orient Bay” in St. Maarten.
Suffrere is a volcanic mountain in St. Lucia. It means “Zero” in Palestinian.
Nagua (Dominican Republic). It’s Arab feminine name meaning “intimate conversation.”
Balash (Aruba) means “free.
Cidra is in Puerto Rico. There’s also a Sidra in Libya.
“Bannetyne” is another one. It means “two girls or two daughters.”
Fyzabad (Trinidad) is a Middle Eastern place name.
Candille (Antilles) means candles.

Southwest of the Caribbean in Colombia are Cartagena and Palmyra. Cartagena is a city in Tunisia founded by Lebanese navigators. Palmyra is an ancient city in the Syrian Desert. There are scores of other Arabic place names in the region. Considering the similarity in Caribbean and Palestinian languages, Gaza Palestinians would feel at home in their Caribbean homeland while Benjamin Netanyahu and his lunatic-murderous fringe Itamar Ben Gvir, Bezalel Smotrich,    Yoam Gallant and the rest of the millions of Israelis who will boast they facilitated the settling of Palestinians in the sunny Caribbean.

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