International Refugee Day: Palestinian Refugees issue at British Parliament

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    LONDON, (PIC)-- The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) will commemorate international refugee day by hosting a number of events across Europe. The events will commence in the UK on 18 June and end in Geneva 22 June. International Refugee Day is an annual event launched by the United Nations to highlight the plight of millions of refugees worldwide who are forced to flee their homes.

    The events will be organized in partnership with the Council for European Palestinian Relations which will organize various events across Europe to focus on the legal, political and humanitarian aspects of the plight of Palestinian refugees.

    A key event will take place at the British House of Commons on Monday, 18th of June. Key speakers will include Ian Murray, Jeremy Corbyn MP, a Palestinian refugee representative, Salman Abu Sitta, Muhamad al Hamid and others to be confirmed.

    Palestinian refugees comprise of the largest and longest standing case of refugees and displaced persons in modern history. 2012 marked the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, the beginning of their ongoing cycle of exile and dispossession.

    International Refugee Day: Palestinian Refugees issue at British Parliament
     
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    The refugees can always return home to Jordan or Syria. Why do they want to come to Israel if they hate the Jews so much?
     
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    The jews can always return to Russia or Birobidzhan, why do they want to come to Palestine if they hate the Palestinians so much?
     
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    You obviously know this silly yourself, but why would someone from Akko or Jaffa want to return to Syria?

    Did you also support the plan to settle Jews in Madagascar?
     
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    Because the people of Israel were in the land much before any Palestinian existed?

    That must be the reason.
     
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    I just don't think this argment holds water - for one thing, Jews were never in towns like Nablus, Jaffa, Akko or the Golan at all - so how does that establish a basis for Israeli ownership?
     
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    After 64 years the Palestinians still haven't come to terms with the fact that they lost the war to destroy Israel in 1948. Pretty sad.
     
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    Most people now grouped together as Palestinian refugees never lived there either (unless they are over 64 years old).
     
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    Indeed. But their parents were born in Akko, their grandparents were born in Akko, and their greatgrandparents were born in Akko.

    That's as strong a link to a city as most of us on this board have, and it's good enough to convince me they should be allowed to live in Akko if that is possible.

    Saying they should move "home" to Syria is just a nonsense.
     
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    One of Israel's biggest lies.
     

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