In a press statement, the international body called on the international community and its various institutions to assume their responsibilities by engaging seriously to put an end to the suffering of Palestinian refugees, and to provide political and legal support to secure their rights, foremost of which is their right to return, and to implement resolutions of international legitimacy, foremost of which is General Assembly Resolution 194 and Security Council Resolution 237.
The Commission stressed its position that the international community bears responsibility for the failure to find practical solutions to the issue of Palestinian refugees and displaced persons, especially in light of the clarity of international law and moral principles related to Palestinian refugees, which are represented by the international community’s lack of seriousness in dealing with this issue, and the accountability of the occupying power for its crimes against Palestinian refugees.
It also renewed its position rejecting all attempts to undermine the work of UNRWA, or to redefine the refugee in a manner consistent with attempts at liquidation, given that UNRWA and the Palestinian refugee represent a greater witness to the most heinous process of forced displacement in 1948.
And she called for taking all international measures to ensure response to the demands and rights of Palestinian refugees and displaced persons inside the occupied territories and in the diaspora countries, including enhancing the level of services provided by UNRWA to them, and overcoming the cutbacks and the effects of the financial crisis that the international organization is experiencing on the refugee community.
It is worth noting that the issue of global asylum is an issue interlinked with the issue of the Palestinian refugee as the largest global refugee issue, and given that the right of the refugee to return to his home, enable him to possess his property and compensation are the common rights of all refugees.