The Palestinian Right of Return
Legacy of Resolution 194 · The UN Resolution That Time
years ago, on 11 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly
passed an important resolution about Israel and the Palestinians.
It called on the newly formed Israeli state to repatriate the
displaced Palestinians “wishing to live in peace with their
neighbours…at the earliest practicable date”, and to compensate
them for their losses. A Conciliation Commission was set up to
oversee the repatriation of the returnees. Though never implemented
and frequently ignored since then, Resolution 194 has haunted the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process ever since, and has proved the
most insurmountable obstacle in all peace negotiations. It is the
legal basis for the ‘right of return’, to which Palestinians have
clung for sixty years.
· The Palestine Right of Return Coalition
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Nakba and Return
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