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Abbas: We are ready to receive Arab refugees

Arab refugees are welcome in the occupied Palestinian territories, Arabs48.com reported Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announcing yesterday.

Palestinian NGOs are ready to send aid and humanitarian delegations all over the world to support humanitarian efforts, he added.

Speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, Abbas said that the PA is supporting international efforts to find peaceful solutions aiming to maintain safety and unity in the region.

He stressed that the PA is committed to the agenda of the UN secretary-general for the sake of humanity. "We willingly seek the end of the suffering of our nation using peaceful means," he said.

In addition, he called on UNRWA to continue helping and supporting Palestinian refugees and to continue its humanitarian and development projects.

Abbas stressed that Palestinians would never accept living under Israeli occupation or allowing the status quo to continue.

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