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FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE WARNS AGAINST NEGLECTING RIGHT OF RETURN

RAMALLAH, Palestine, Dec 20 – The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), warned that, a draft UN resolution for a final status agreement, must not neglect the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

The refugees’ committee of the DFLP, said that, UN Resolution 194, must not be compromised in any peace deal.

The resolution, adopted by the General Assembly in 1948, states that “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so, at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid, for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.”

Around 70 percent of the global Palestinian population are refugees, according to rights group Badil.

The largest displacement of Palestinians took place during the Nakba, or catastrophe, of 1948, during the founding of the Israeli state.

SOURCE: MA’AN

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