Bassil: Lebanon to Defeat Israeli Program for Palestinian Refugees

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In light of reports that the United States will disclose a citizenship plan for Palestinian refugees in Arab countries, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil emphasized that Lebanon “will never accept the naturalization of Palestinian refugees,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

“This position is neither new nor surprising. We are accustomed to such positions taken by the United States and Israel, and I have always been aware of this the latest was in front of the Arab League two days ago,” the daily quoted Bassil.

Noting also the latest US decision to cut funding for the UNRWA, he said: “The disability of Arabs encourages the transition from the cessation of funding for UNRWA to the next step. But if the entire world accept naturalization, Lebanon will never accept it.”

“As we defeated Israel by removing its occupation, we will defeat it with the naturalization project and with the right of return, which will remain sacred,” added Bassil.

US President Donald Trump reportedly announced recently that at the beginning of 2019 he will disclose a citizenship plan for Palestinian refugees living in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

This is the third step for Trump against the Palestinians after the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem and the cuts in UNRWA’s funds.

During an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday, Bassil had pressed Arab nations to step up and help the Palestinian people.

SourceNaharnet
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Thumb lubnani.masi7i 12 days

“As we defeated Israel by removing its occupation, we will defeat it with the naturalization project and with the right of return, which will remain sacred,” added Bassil.

Big words coming from a very little man

Thumb warrior 11 days

says the shia irani from wilayat al shakhir

Thumb _citizen_ 12 days

'patriotic' to Bani Majus

Thumb galaxy 12 days

Why don't you Liberate Palestine ya irani instead of your terrorist criminal militia making more refugees.

Thumb janoubi 12 days

his terror militia is busy killing women and children in Syria and firing rockets at Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

Thumb lebanonforever 12 days

little man, big mouth...

guarantee he means the opposite

Thumb canadianleb 12 days

What he meant to say is; "once I see how big the check is I will make a more sound and educated decision."

Thumb kanaanljdid 11 days

Pendant ce temps, les 174 000 "Palestiniens" sont majoritairement nés au Liban de parents nés au Liban.

Thumb kanaanljdid 11 days

Pendant ce temps, les 174 000 "Palestiniens" sont majoritairement nés au Liban de parents nés au Liban.

Thumb roflmfao 11 days

Look Imp, did you get a written affidavit from the Syrian stating that the Shebaa Farms and Kafr Shuba belong to Lebanon? No? What the hell are you waiting for?!

Missing phillipo 11 days

The Syrians wouldn't do that as they and the UN recognise these places as sovereign Syrian territory.