A meeting was held by the Palestine Committee of the Jordanian Parliament, chaired by MP Yehya AlSaoud to discuss the working mechanisms and objectives of “My Return” campaign.
The Jordanian Youth Ministry and a number of national sports clubs have expressed their support for “My Return” campaign, which was first officially launched in Jordan on February 19.
This came during a meeting held by the Palestine Committee of the Jordanian Parliament, chaired by MP Yehya AlSaoud to discuss the working mechanisms and objectives of the campaign. In attendance was Youth Minister Braizat and heads of sports clubs in refugee camps.
Braizat lauded the efforts made by the Palestine Committee of the Jordanian Parliament in favor of the campaign, saying the right of return is inalienable and non-negotiable.
MP Yehya AlSaoud said the meeting was held in cooperation with pro-Palestine NGOs as a means to discuss ways to respond to the US Middle East peace plan.
“The right of return is inalienable. It is guaranteed by international law and all human rights conventions”, he said.
A number of Jordanian MPs and sports delegates also called for rallying support for the campaign and for Palestinians’ legitimate struggle to retrieve their rights.
“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 condition.