Emile GhoryEmile Ghory, Secretary of the Arab Higher Committee, and one of its representatives in presenting the Arab case to the United Nations, told the Beirut Telegraph:

“At the time of the first truce the number of Arab refugees was 200,000.  By the time the second truce began this number had risen to 300,000.  It is impossible to foretell how many more refugees there will be if hostilities are renewed and there is a third truce.  I do not want to impugn any one but only to help the refugees.  THE FACE THAT THERE ARE THESE REFUGEES IS THE DIRECT CONSEQUENCE OF ARAB STATES IN OPPOSING PARTITION AND THE JEWISH STATE.  THE ARAB STATE AGREED UPON THIS POICY UNANIMOUSLY AND THEY MUST SHARE IN THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM.”

Source: Regional Development for Regional Peace: A New Policy and Program to Counter Soviet Menace in the Middle East, Washington, DC: Public Affairs Institute, 1957