On the Definition of a Palestinian Refugee

A Goldblog reader, writing in response to my post on the MacArthur genius grants, points out:

As far as I know, under a unique definition of refugee that applies only to the Palestinians (as established by the UN Relief Works Agency), any descendant of a MALE (they exclude females who marry non-refugees) refugee is considered by international law a refugee, and is entitled to all the "benefits" associated with this label.

The fact-checking reader also links to this book, which discusses the hypocrisy of the UNRWA, the group that instituted the obscure definition in the first place.