Gaza, ALRAY - The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) dismissed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s statement over refugees’ issue and the Jewish character of (Israel).
The PFLP Monday said in a press release that “Abbas’s remarks contradict with Palestinian people’s rights and related national consensus programme and decisions,”
“Abbas’s speech signified a serious concession and is nothing more than a personal position; it’s not binding for anyone,” the statement added.
The movement called upon the PLO executive committee and all Palestinian movements “to stand firmly against this position,”
“The refugees’ issue and their return represents a national and personal right that president Abbas views the call for it according to UN resolution 194 as “an obvious propaganda,” the statement explained.
PFLP stated that they reject all forms of normalization with the Israeli occupation including such meetings that yielded nothing but more Zionist extremism.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday said in a meeting with 300 young Israelis visiting him in the West Bank that he “does not want to drown Israel with millions of (Palestinian) refugees to change its nature,”
The Palestinian refugees and their descendants number about five million people.
According to AP, Abbas told his Israeli visitors he seeks a "creative solution" for refugees, suggesting he is not demanding a blanket "right of return."