And I understand why the Palestinian refugees are celebrating. Really, I do. You left your home with nothing, you've been stuck in camps for how long, and now you get to go home, it's great.
Celebrating while people are still being dragged from their homes? Bad idea. And not because it's tactless, either, but because this is yet another one of those things which is counterproductive. When all is said and done, and the dust clears, the last thing you want is for people to point at every Palestinian, even the ones who were somber, and say "See? They were happy to see us kicked out, they rejoiced to see us torn from our homes, they're heartless and callous, and that's just the way it is".
That would be bad, for reasons I hope I never have to explain.
Even if deep down, you're sure you're not the better person, you sit and pretend like you are, because people believe liars sometimes. And if you're so confident that you are the wronged party, then you really have to act like the better person, because the people in power already think you're all of you, every one of you, likely to bomb them.
One would really have thought all this was self-evident, but apparently not. Maybe I downplay my social skills too much? Or possibly other people exaggerate their own?