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Palestinian Official: Political Decision Needed to Save Yarmouk Camp

Published : 23-07-2020

Palestinian Official: Political Decision Needed to Save Yarmouk Camp

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Khaled Abdul Majid said the reconstruction plan proposed by Damascus Governorate has failed to taken into account the historical and political significance of the camp, which stands as a witness to the Palestinian refugee plight and to Palestinians’ commitment to their right of return to their motherland—Palestine.

His said the Yarmouk file cannot be handled on exclusively technical grounds and that any proposed reconstruction plan should take into account the socio-historical identity of the camp.

He said the Palestinians have objected to the plan to deter any attempts to relocate Palestinian refugees in other destinations and further displace the people in known and unknown locations.

He said the objections come in light of the US-drafted “deal of the century” which negates Palestinians’ right of return to their homeland.

The PPSF leader added that displaced Palestinian and Syrian families should be allowed to return to Yarmouk at the earliest possible time, adding that 40% of homes are habitable in the camp and another 40% can be reconstructed.

Abdul Majid also said contacts have been recently made between Palestinian political factions and Syrian leaders in an attempt to hand over a memorandum to the Syrian President outlining Yarmouk’s historical and political value for the Palestinian refugee community and calling for the new reconstruction plan to be canceled.

He further stated that an urgent political solution is needed to work out the Yarmouk file and prevent further tension in the area.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10414

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Khaled Abdul Majid said the reconstruction plan proposed by Damascus Governorate has failed to taken into account the historical and political significance of the camp, which stands as a witness to the Palestinian refugee plight and to Palestinians’ commitment to their right of return to their motherland—Palestine.

His said the Yarmouk file cannot be handled on exclusively technical grounds and that any proposed reconstruction plan should take into account the socio-historical identity of the camp.

He said the Palestinians have objected to the plan to deter any attempts to relocate Palestinian refugees in other destinations and further displace the people in known and unknown locations.

He said the objections come in light of the US-drafted “deal of the century” which negates Palestinians’ right of return to their homeland.

The PPSF leader added that displaced Palestinian and Syrian families should be allowed to return to Yarmouk at the earliest possible time, adding that 40% of homes are habitable in the camp and another 40% can be reconstructed.

Abdul Majid also said contacts have been recently made between Palestinian political factions and Syrian leaders in an attempt to hand over a memorandum to the Syrian President outlining Yarmouk’s historical and political value for the Palestinian refugee community and calling for the new reconstruction plan to be canceled.

He further stated that an urgent political solution is needed to work out the Yarmouk file and prevent further tension in the area.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10414