Lebanon's PM to Tackle Issue of Palestinian Refugees in his Address to UN
Lebanese officials on Sunday said that Prime Minister Salim Hoss would stress in his address to the United Nations on September 12th the necessity for Palestinians to return to their homeland, reported the Daily Star newspaper.
According to the newspaper, around 360.000 Palestinian registered refugees reside in Lebanon.
The officials added that Lebanon would reject attempts by some countries, with the United States in their lead, of imposing a solution that will not fit its demography and geography.
The officials said that the UN would convene in September to discuss the issue, adding "an international solution was currently being studied over what to do with the Palestinians."
The officials reported that there was a three-fold proposal to the issue.
The first proposal, according to the sources, is to allow some refugees to return to their homeland in Gaza and the West Bank, said the paper.
The second is to settle refugees as permanent residents in the countries they are currently living in, while the third is to encourage some countries, such as Canada and Australia, to grant citizenship for Palestinian refugees, according to the paper - Albawaba.com
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