Palestinians will not accept refugee resettlement in Arab states: PLO official

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-19 21:10:46|Editor: huaxia
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GAZA, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat said Friday that Palestinians will not accept the resettlement of Palestinian refugees in Arab countries, rejecting U.S. ideas calling for that.

Erekat spoke at a political symposia in West Bank city of Jericho earlier Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration team is seriously attempting to neutralize Palestinians and resettling them.

Erekat said "we will not allow resettlement or formation of refugee committees for that aim, while holding on to the settlement of their cause in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions."

The remarks came against the backdrop of leaked reports that say the United States may be seeking the resettlement of Palestinian refugees in at least five Arab neighboring countries.

Palestinians demand a settlement of the issue of refugees in line with UN resolution 194, which calls for the right of return and/or compensation for Palestinians refugees. Enditem