Jewish refugees were absorbed in Israel and the West; the Palestinians were left to fester in camps.
The gossip began to fester about who really killed him, though Raymond remained the favorite suspect.
It is this length of time during which the allegations were allowed to fester that is so puzzling.
fester fes·ter (fěs'tər)
v. fes·tered, fes·ter·ing, fes·ters
To form pus; putrefy.