One of the issues of the Israel-Palestinian conflict is the refugee problem resulting from those Arabs who left the land during the 1948 War - how many left out due to the encouragement of promises from the Arab world, how many out of fear of the chaos of war and how many and how many from other reasons is a question for another time.
Today there is a symbol used to represent this refugee problem: a key.
|Art by a teenage Bethlehem artist, entitled Resolution 194,|
a UN resolution. The keys symbolize those kept as mementos
by many Palestinians who left their homes in 1948
It is a poignant symbol - but apparently, Arabs have been known to hold onto their keys before.