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Lebanon bans Palestinian refugees from returning to the country

The Directorate of Public Security in Beirut has banned Palestinian refugees who are stranded abroad from returning to Lebanon, Al-Watan Voice reported on Monday. Domestic workers are also included in the banning directive. Staff at Middle East Airlines, Lebanon’s national carrier, have been asked not to let such refugees or workers board their aircraft taking Lebanese citizens home during the …

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British Palestinians commemorate Land Day

On this day, 30 March, the Palestinian Forum in Britain commemorates the 44th anniversary of Land Day, which recalls the heroic story of our people in defence of the land of our forefathers, from the brutal occupation appropriating not only our land but also our history and heritage. Since 1976, 30 March became a day to celebrate our land; a …

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Palestine refugees in Iraq live under ‘tragic’ conditions

In 2006, masked militants raided the house of the Palestinian refugee in Iraq Khalid Mustafa Mahmoud and kidnapped his father. He has not returned home since. Speaking to Quds Press, Khalid, who has since married and had two children, was forced to flee to Germany. “I was 14 and I have not yet heard any news about the fate of …

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UNRWA appeals for $1.2 billion to continue operations

UNRWA has said it aims to raise $1.2 billion this year to fund its operations for Palestinian refugee across the Middle East region. Ahead of a pledging conference slated for next Tuesday at the UN headquarters, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl told journalists in New York the 1.2 billion dollars represent the same amount the agency was able to mobilize last …

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Under US plan, Palestinian refugees will still be refugees

Adnan Abu Amer – Al-Monitor The United States reportedly plans to unveil this month a proposal to rebuild Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip and West Bank as permanent cities and towns, a concept already rejected by Palestinians across the spectrum.   At Washington’s request, Bahrain will host a summit June 25-26 in Manama to discuss economic aspects of …

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On 71 st Annual Palestinian Nakba :The number of Palestinians worldwide has doubled about nine-times

Dr. Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), via figures, historical and current data, reviewed the geographical, demographical and economic situation of the Palestinian People on the eve of the 71th Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba, which occur takes place on May, 15th; and those figures and data run as the following:   The Nakba: Ethnic …

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Reports : 241 Palestinian children killed in Syria since 2011

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said that 241 Palestinian children have been killed in the war in Syria. The AGPS monitoring and documentation team said that 123 children were killed by shelling and 15 by sniper bullets, 11 were gunned down,  two died under torture, and 22 drowned in the sea. One child was killed in mysterious …

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PA condemns Israel’s field executions of Palestinians

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned field executions carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda newspaper reported. The ministry called for the rights groups to document these crimes and raise them in specialised international courts, including the ICC. In a statement, the ministry noted that Israel’s field execution of Palestinians had increased, citing the execution of …

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Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of al-Boreij, fired many live rounds at Palestinians, on their lands, moderately wounding the young man. They added that local medics were called to the scene, and rushed the …

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