Friday, September 23, 2011

Refugees Have No Citizen Right, Says PLO

Just so that it goes on record here.

Read this on Pal. refugees:

Palestinian refugees will not become citizens of a new Palestinian state, according to Palestine’s ambassador to Lebanon.

...Ambassador Abdullah...unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the sought for U.N.-recognized Palestinian state, an issue that has been much discussed. “They are Palestinians, that’s their identity,” he says. “But … they are not automatically citizens.”

This would not only apply to refugees in countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Jordan or the other 132 countries where Abdullah says Palestinians reside. Abdullah said that “even Palestinian refugees who are living in [refugee camps] inside the [Palestinian] state, they are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.”

Abdullah said that the new Palestinian state would “absolutely not” be issuing Palestinian passports to refugees...“How the issue of the right of return will be solved I don’t know, it’s too early [to say], but it is a sacred right that has to be dealt with and solved [with] the acceptance of all.” He says statehood “will never affect the right of return for Palestinian refugees.”

Commentary from:

and Mondoweiss (ROFL)

To sum up:

this interview simply confirms once again, for those who didn't know it before, that the PLO/PA does not want to solve the refugee problem!!! This point has to be made to some of the very ignorant and gullible peacemongers in Israel and the Jewish Diaspora who believe that creation of an Arab state called Palestine will mean the end of the refugee problem, since such a state will take them in. But such a state will NOT take them in as Abdullah Abdullah made clear.


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