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PLO official asks Jordan and Lebanon to accept refugees on a "temporary" basis, even though the "PLO strongly opposes settling the refugees in any Arab or foreign country"

     “PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya Al-Agha called on Jordan and Lebanon to reevaluate their decision to bar Palestinian refugees uprooted from Syria from entering [their countries], and to allow them to enter their territories (i.e., Jordan and Lebanon’s) in order to ease their suffering. He emphasized the temporary nature of the Palestinian presence on their lands as guests until they return to their homes [in Israel]… He emphasized that the PLO strongly opposes settling the refugees in any Arab or foreign country. In addition, he said that Jordan would not be an alternative homeland for the Palestinians, and that the compass of the Palestinian refugees points only toward the return to Palestine – to their lands and homes from which they were expelled in 1948 – in accordance with [UN] resolution 194.”
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