Jordanian MP AlSaoud speaking during an event to launch “My Return” Campaign in Istanbul, 6 February 2020.
“My Return” Campaign has mourned the death of former member of Jordan’s parliament Yahya Al-Saud, who died following a traffic accident on the Desert Highway Tuesday.
The campaign extended its condolences to the Jordanian King, government, parliament, and people over AlSaoud’s death.
In a statement, the campaign lauded the efforts made by AlSaoud in speaking up for the Palestinian cause and the refugees’ right of return to their homeland.
Yehya AlSaoud was transferred to Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein Military Hospital in Karak.
Al-Saud was with his brother and two children in the vehicle, who are currently being treated at the same hospital.
“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.