AL-AWDA ACTION ALERT: ASK ARAFAT TO DISMISS NUSSEIBEH
[Voir aussi : Editorial du Fatah contre l'article de Nusseibeh sur le 'Droit au Retour' des Palestiniens:www.debriefing.org/0056.html
The rights of Palestinian refugees are under a serious new threat. On 15 October 2001, Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, Arafat's newly appointed political representative in East Jerusalem, suggested that Palestinian refugees relinquish their right to return to their homes of origin. According to the New York Times, October 17, 2001, this outrageous suggestion by a de facto representative of the Palestinian Authority was made in a speech to a crowd of Israelis at the Hebrew University.
It is vital that we raise our voices now to make clear that the refugees' right to return is an inalienable right and cannot be relinquished or bargained away in any agreement!
We urge you to write immediately to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat to demand that:
* Dr. Sari Nusseibeh be dismissed forthwith from his appointment as political representative in East Jerusalem.
* The Palestinian right to return is an inalienable right, guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Law and UN resolution
*Implementation of the right of return as spelled out in UN resolutions is the core to a just resolution of the conflict.
*No agreement, negotiations or party which purports to trade away the right of return as a mere bargaining chip can have any legal basis or legitimacy and cannot bind Palestinian refugees.
*The international community must fulfill their moral obligation to support Palestinian refugees' rights in all forums, and must oppose proposals which undermine, dilute or cancel the right of return.
PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO:
*Mr. Yasir Arafat, Chairman
Palestine Liberation Organization
c/o PLO Office in Washington, DC
c/o PLO Mission at the United Nations, New York
Office of PLO Chairman Arafat, Occupied Gaza Strip
Fax: +972 7 284 1947
*Please cc your letters to: Al-Awda-Alerts@mail.com
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Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition is the largest network of grassroots activists dedicated to Palestinian human rights.