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historical trends?[edit]

Historical stats on the various camps would be useful data to add. +sj + 20:29, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

West Bank camps are illegal settlements[edit]

The 19 West Bank camps built under Jordan's illegal occupation should be described as illegal. Let's have some consistency here. Chesdovi (talk) 20:14, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

I have not found any of those elusive sources yet. Have you SD? Chesdovi (talk) 14:39, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Palesitnian NOT Palestine[edit]

The topic of this page is camps designated as those populations centers administered by UNRWA on behalf of the Palesintian people, not within a geographic area known as Palestine. By including locaitons in Lebanon and Syria, especially, it seems to imply the those locaitons are locations in an area called Palestine, and not peopled by those called Palestinians. For example, during WWII the US interned many people of Japanese descent within the United States. These were Japanese internment camps, not Japan internment camps. The issue is both one of grammatical and geographic error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:28, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

article scope[edit]

This article is about Palestinian refugee camps. If you'd like to make an article on camps established for Holocaust survivors or for Jews who were forced out or left Arab countries following 1948 by all means make that article. This article however is about another topic. nableezy - 18:29, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

While I do agree with you that a distinction needs to be made between the two camps - something I was in discussion with Miraclexix about on his talk page prior to the reverts - this page needs to be renamed/moved to "Palestine Refugee Camps." UNWRA refers to the camps as Palestine Refugee Camps, and the refugees themselves as Palestine refugees. There are some other changes I would like to make as well, but first I think the renaming of the article to fit the UNRWA designation is more important. Goalie1998 (talk)
That would be another discussion, however that wouldnt change the scope, and further the UNRWA name wouldnt be the determining factor for the article name, that would be dependent on which term is more widely used in reliable sources. Regardless, this article covers a specific topic, and that topic refugee camps established for Palestinians who were forced from their homes in 1948 and in 1967. nableezy - 00:11, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Isn't the point of the article to be correct? And isn't the most reliable source the group that created the camps? Any other source that calls the camps something else is inherently incorrect. For example, if people start calling you "Moe" instead of "nableezy," that doesn't change the fact that you are actually called "nableezy." The naming of the camps isn't something that is a contentious issue in the general public, just a misnomer. This page should be moved to "Palestine refugee camps" with a redirect from "Palestinian refugee camps." Goalie1998 (talk) 06:49, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Listen, I havent objected to a change. Im saying though that theres this topic, that being refugee camps established for the Palestinians following 1948 and 1967. Now however most sources refer to this topic is how we would choose the name for the article. Correct for an article name here means the name most commonly used in reliable sources. nableezy - 07:08, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand. Goalie1998 (talk) 15:33, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────From WP:Article titles, the policy on naming articles:

Wikipedia does not necessarily use the subject's "official" name as an article title; it prefers to use the name that is most frequently used to refer to the subject in English-language reliable sources.

See WP:COMMONNAME and WP:official names. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 00:35, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Ah, ok. My issue with that is the only source used in the article is UNRWA itself. So as such, shouldn't the article be named to match? Goalie1998 (talk) 09:25, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposed Edits[edit]

Hello! I would potentially like to make some additions to this page. I think this page could benefit from adding a section on what life is like inside of the camps, so I would mainly discuss issues such as health, education, and living conditions. If you would like to see my sources, feel free to check out my page! Courtwang (talk) 02:11, 11 September 2015 (UTC)