People seem to think that Muslims or Arabs are one unified group. They are not - there are multiple sects in Islam, the two biggest ones are Sunni and Shia. In this case, the Alawites (of which Bashar Al-Assad is one) are a sect of Shia Islam, and are expelling Palestinians who are generally Sunni Islam.
I liken it to Catholics and Protestants but on a larger scale.
Kuwaiti television anchor Fajer Alsaeed said this week that the Palestinian rejection of the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a "historic mistake."
"If the Palestinians reject the benefits that the UAE managed to achieve for them, there will not be a second chance. I hope that they will deal with it reasonably and do away with the revolutionary spirit that is not suitable for this day and age," Alsaeed said Monday, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
"I believe that this is a historic mistake by the Palestinian decision-makers," she added.