Recoleta Accepts Refugees

Recoleta is a well-to-do commune in Chile. Can you imagine this happening in the USA?

The mayor of well-to-do town accepting Palestinian refugees with a ceremony and holding up a child’s drawing of a Chilean and Palestinian flag?!

The Palestinians have clout in Chile.

What must be made aware is this: Until very recently, the vast majority of Arabs in Chile (over 99%) were Christian. They fit in very well. It is not clear yet how well the newer group of Palestinians (who are Muslim) will assimilate. They come from the same region/homeland, but there is a religious divide.