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Lebanon rejects alleged plan to ‘resettle’ Palestinians

MEMO | September 13, 2018

Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has slammed an alleged US plan to “resettle” Palestinian refugees in neighboring Arab states, Lebanese daily Al-Joumhouria reported Thursday.

Bassil’s remarks came in response to a tweet two days earlier by Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, in which the latter welcomed an alleged plan by US President Donald Trump to “resettle Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq”.

In his tweet, Katz did not provide any additional details regarding the alleged US proposal.

Speaking to Al-Joumhouria on Thursday, Bassil stressed his country’s rejection of any such plan.

“Even if the entire world accepted resettlement [of Palestinian refugees], we would reject it,” he was quoted as saying.

“Like we defeated Israel by expelling its occupation [from Southern Lebanon in 2000], we will defeat its resettlement project,” the foreign minister asserted.

“The ‘right of return’ is sacrosanct,” Bassil added, referring to the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

Lebanon is currently home to roughly 590,000 Palestinian refugees (out of some five million worldwide), according to official Lebanese figures.

September 13, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. “Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has slammed an alleged US plan to “resettle” Palestinian refugees in neighboring Arab states, Lebanese daily Al-Joumhouria reported Thursday”.

    Has the USA made any requests to Israel to just treat their Palestinian brothers and sisters in a fair, decent, and compassionate way?. After all, Israel claims to be the only Democracy in the Middle East. Surely the onus is on Israel to show the World that it actually is, a Democracy, where presumably, everyone is treated equally.(Don’t laugh, I’m serious).

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 13, 2018 | Reply

  2. I have an idea: what about resettling them in Palestine?

    Comment by traducteur | September 13, 2018 | Reply

    • Sorry, that is too sensible, Mr Nutty Yahu will never allow it, and he will Instruct the President of the USA to reject it out of hand, and the President will obey his instructions, as USA Presidents ALWAYS do…..

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 13, 2018 | Reply

  3. The “alleged US[raeli] plan” is, of course, the cynical and evil product of the team headed by uber-Zionist Orthodox Jew Jared Kushner and his cookie-cutter cohorts J Greenblatt and B Friedman. They are predators, raping the Palestinian people just as fellow tribesman Harvey Weinstein (and how many others of the same tribe?) raped uncountable and innocent women…because they could.

    Lebanon: remain steadfast like the Palestinians. Stand your ground, defend your principles (even as we all — well, all who hold a humanitarian and justice-oriented persuasion — suffer endlessly and vicariously for each Palestinian refugee).

    Comment by roberthstiver | September 13, 2018 | Reply

  4. The situation in Israel/Palestine really is a farce. Israel/USA hold all the cards and the Palestinians are being ground into the dust. In a “Fair and Reasonable” World, The UN would be adjudicating, but, it ain’t happening, and Israel, and it’s anaesthetised donkey, the USA, are gradually eliminating the Palestinian people.
    There’s NO JUSTICE in Palestine.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 14, 2018 | Reply


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