The right of return refers to the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland from which they have been expelled since 1948.
A press conference is expected to be held on Thursday, February 27, in Lebanon to announce the launch of the “My Return” international campaign.
The conference will be held at the Lebanese Journalists Union’s Hall at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, in the presence of the Lebanese ex-minister Hasan Mneimneh, also head of the Lebanese-Palestinian dialogue committee.
“My Return” initiative is an international campaign launched by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in partnership with Palestinian and international human rights partners and NGOs in order to amass the largest possible number of signatures showing Palestinians’ unyielding commitment to their right of return to their homeland—a right guaranteed by International Law and relevant UN resolutions.
The campaign comes at a time when efforts have been intensified by Israel and its allies, most notably the US, to negate Palestinians’ refugee status and, as a result, rescind their right of return to their homeland and delegitimize any institution providing assistance to the refugees, such as UNRWA.
The right of return refers to the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland from which they have been expelled since 1948. It implies both first-generation refugees and their descendants, regardless of their place of birth or residence and their political, social, and economic conditions.