The right of return refers to the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland from which they have been expelled since 1948.
The Palestine Committee in the Jordanian parliament has lauded the growing support garnered by “My Return” international campaign, officially launched on February 20 under the auspices of the President of the Jordanian Senate Faysal AlFayez.
In a meeting held on Wednesday, Yahya Al-Saud, chairman of the Palestine Committee, said the campaign has so far amassed over 250,000 signatures from Palestinian refugees reaffirming their non-negotiable commitment to their right of return to their homeland.
The committee vowed to keep up serious efforts in order to speak up for Palestinians’ right of return to their homeland and establish an independent Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its eternal capital.
It further reiterated its strong support for the position of King Abdullah II of Jordan regarding Israel’s strongly-condemned attempt to annex larger parts of occupied Palestinian territory in the Jordan Valley and the West Bank.
“My Return” initiative is an international campaign launched by 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.