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Hamas reveals Lebanon-Palestine dialogue on refugee rights

Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon [Professor Kamel Hawwash]
Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon [Professor Kamel Hawwash]

Palestinian-Lebanese talks are expected to be held to discuss the rights of Palestine refugees in Lebanon, a Hamas member revealed yesterday.

Al-Ray news site said the dialogue would be based on the document entitled: “A United Lebanese Vision Towards Palestine Refugee Issues in Lebanon.”

Ahmad Abdul-Hadi said his movement “looks positively” at this document, stressing that the dialogue must come out with a Lebanese-Palestinian vision to be raised to the ministerial council ahead of making it resolutions and laws.

“Granting humanitarian and social rights to Palestinians and affording them a decent life makes them stick to their rights and the right to return,” he said.

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“This does not mean resettlement,” he said, “but this makes the Palestinians stronger alongside their Lebanese brothers in facing deportation and resettlement projects.”

Meanwhile, Lebanese State Minister for Foreign Trade Affairs Hasan Murad said: “We have listened to the problems of our brothers in occupied Palestine and the Gaza Strip… We promised Hamas that we will be their voice to the Lebanese government and we will accept to discuss the document with government.”

In addition, he said, “We will remain the voice of the Palestinians in all of the international forums and we will reiterate that Jerusalem is an Arab city and it is the eternal capital of Palestine.”

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