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Abbas: Israel should accept Palestinian refugees coming from Syria

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday called for the international community to put pressure on Israel to accept Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria, Quds Press reported.

A statement released by his office said: “Abbas asked the permanent PA representative in the UN to immediately work with the UN secretary-general to take the necessary measures to accept Palestinian refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict into Palestine.”

“The PA is conducting its contacts with the UN and the main EU parties in order to put pressure on the Israeli government to accept Palestinian refugees in the Palestinian territories in order to stop their vagrancy, death and travel around the world.”

The statement stressed that this is not only a humanitarian issue, but it is “a right for every Palestinian” living in the diaspora or in refugee camps.

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