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Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Identity Documents

Published : 25-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Identity Documents

Activists and human rights advocates north of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to issue identity documents identifying Palestinians sheltered in the area as refugees who have been displaced from their homeland—Palestine.

The calls saw the day after civil registration offices north of Syria have issued alternative identity cards to the Palestinian refugees similar to the ones obtained by Syrian nationals.

According to the refugees, the new cards are a sign of the authorities’ failure to carry out a proper assessment of Palestinians’ unique and frail legal status.

Human rights activists said the measure, which emanates from a lack of expertise regarding the idiosyncrasy of the Palestinian refugee cause, exacerbates the situation of the displaced Palestinian refugees and paves the way for their settlement in nearby countries against their will. The latter option, itself, dovetails Israeli agendas and interests.

The activists pushed for the enactment of the Syrian Law No. 260 of 1956, which they said should be used as a reference in similar moves, adding that the displaced Palestinians should be treated as Syrians in terms of the rights and duties allotted to them without but their refugee status should be kept until they are allowed to safely return to their motherland.

Some 10,000 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in opposition-held zones north of Syria after they got forcibly deported from Yarmouk Camp, Khan Eshieh Camp, and Eastern AlGhouta, among other areas.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8220

Activists and human rights advocates north of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to issue identity documents identifying Palestinians sheltered in the area as refugees who have been displaced from their homeland—Palestine.

The calls saw the day after civil registration offices north of Syria have issued alternative identity cards to the Palestinian refugees similar to the ones obtained by Syrian nationals.

According to the refugees, the new cards are a sign of the authorities’ failure to carry out a proper assessment of Palestinians’ unique and frail legal status.

Human rights activists said the measure, which emanates from a lack of expertise regarding the idiosyncrasy of the Palestinian refugee cause, exacerbates the situation of the displaced Palestinian refugees and paves the way for their settlement in nearby countries against their will. The latter option, itself, dovetails Israeli agendas and interests.

The activists pushed for the enactment of the Syrian Law No. 260 of 1956, which they said should be used as a reference in similar moves, adding that the displaced Palestinians should be treated as Syrians in terms of the rights and duties allotted to them without but their refugee status should be kept until they are allowed to safely return to their motherland.

Some 10,000 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in opposition-held zones north of Syria after they got forcibly deported from Yarmouk Camp, Khan Eshieh Camp, and Eastern AlGhouta, among other areas.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8220