Rights committee warns of equalizing Palestinian refugees with Jewish colonizers

[ PIC 02/09/2012 – 05:02 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A Palestinian committee specialized in Palestinian refugees’ rights denounced “I am a Jewish refugee” campaign, which aims to give Jewish colonizers the same rights which Palestinian refugees may get in any future resolution.

The Palestinian Refugee Rights Committee confirmed in a press statement on Sunday that “the Jews who willingly left their places of residence in other countries and headed to Palestine within the colonial project designed to control Palestine and expel its people, cannot be considered equal to victims of Zionist heinous crimes.”

It noted that the international community, represented in the General Assembly of the United Nations, did not declare cases of Jewish refugees, on the contrary, it issued, in the light of Palestinian Nakba in 1948, Resolution 194, paragraph (11) of which explicitly requires the return of Palestinian refugees to their hometowns from which they have been displaced.

The Committee emphasized on Palestinians determination to extract their rights to dignified return, to establish their Palestinian state and to confront “all Zionist crimes and all racist decisions issued by the Zionist gangs”.

The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahranot revealed that the initiator of this campaign is the Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, who said that the campaign aims to promote recognition and compensation for the refugees and their families.

Aylon also claimed that “around 850,000 Arab Jews were expelled or left their homes penniless and arrived in Israel as refugees” and that “the story of their expulsion has never won recognition by the international community or any of the Israeli governments.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry called the Jewish refugees coming from the Arab states to upload videos telling the stories of their deportation and expulsion from those countries just because they are Jews.

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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