Palestine’s ambassador to Lebanon Abdullah Abdullah told the Daily Star Wednesday that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the proposed Palestinian state.
“Even Palestinian refugees who are living inside the [Palestinian] state, they are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.”
He said statehood “will never affect the right of return for Palestinian refugees.”
“When we have a state accepted as a member of the United Nations, this is not the end of the conflict. This is not a solution to the conflict. This is only a new framework that will change the rules of the game.”
(Annie Slemrod – Daily Star-Lebanon)