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PA Ministry of Information: Right of return for Palestinian refugees is “holy”

Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The right of return is holy and constitutes a moral and legal responsibility of the UN”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the Palestinian refugees’ right of return has not and will not be subject to bargaining as far as the Palestinians are concerned, and that this is a right that has been approved by UN resolutions, and particularly [UN] Resolution 194…
The Ministry of Information added that it is monitoring the occupation’s toxic campaign, which is being led by several of [Israel's] supporters in the American Senate and House of Representatives in order to revoke the mandate given to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by the UN, to redefine the term ‘Palestinian refugees,’ and to claim that it ‘includes only those who left in 1948, and does not include their children or grandchildren.’”

UN Resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors 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." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at peace with their neighbors."
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