The right of return refers to the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland from which they have been expelled since 1948.
Efforts have been ongoing by the Palestine Committee in the Jordanian parliament to garner support for “My Return” international campaign, officially launched on February 20 last year under the auspices of the President of the Jordanian Senate Faysal AlFayez.
Chairman of the committee, Mohamed Dhahrawi, said in a statement that the committee has set a roadmap to garner more signatures on the petition and hold meetings to raise regional and international support for the campaign.
“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 was launched in response to intensified efforts 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.