AUP will not cede Palestinians return and compensation rights, says House Speaker

President of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (APU), Atef Tarawneh, said commemorating the Nakba Day every year maintains the Palestinian cause alive in the minds of generations, and embodies tragedies and suffering of a people who were displaced from their lands by a usurping occupier.


In a APU statement on the occasion of the 72 anniversary of the Nakba Day, he siad: “We hail the Palestinian Arab people, who adhere to their cause, their land and the justice of their rights, their right to return and compensation.”


Tarawneh called for supporting the Palestinian people at all international forums to confront the “Israeli oppression and “Deal of the Century”, and all colonial plans aimed at expanding settlement, Judaizing Palestinian villages and cities, and swallowing more Palestinian Arab lands.”


Tarawneh renewed his demand for the international community and the UN Security Council to form a neutral international committee to follow up on the health conditions of prisoners and detainees in the Israeli prisons, to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.


In the same context, Tarawneh received a message from the President of the Palestinian National Council, Salim Za`noun, in which he said that the anniversary of the Nakba Day will be marked simultaneous with Israel’s measures to annex large parts of the occupied Palestinian land.


In his message, Za`noun added that the Israeli measures have reached the point of threatening the Palestinian banks to close, arrest their CEOs, and confiscate their funds on the pretext of providing their services to the prisoners’ families, the wounded, and Palestinian martyrs.


Za`noun affirmed the Palestinian National Council’s adherence to the return and compensation right of refugees displaced in 1948, end the occupation and establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the relevant international legitimacy resolutions.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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