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Unilateral US plans on Palestine "catastrophic, says PLO official




(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)








Ramallah, May 14 (Petra) Unilateral US plans on Palestine are a "new catastrophe" for the Palestinians around the world, a top Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official has warned.

Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said in a statement that the US plans are "a disaster as they flout international justice and legitimacy and crush all that is legal and humane, and are meant to replace (these values) with brute force based on racism and extremism."

She made the statement on the 71st anniversary of the Nakba Day, which marks the uprooting and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes after the creation of Israel.

The Nakba, including all its racist, exclusionary, and replacement implications, is ongoing and it continues to dominate all aspects of Palestinians' lives, the PLO official stated.

She pointed to the US-Israeli alliance, calling it "aggressive," noting that the Israeli occupation continues its historic injustices by violating the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and solidifying the policy of Judaizing the land.

Ashrawi called for a multi-lateral international grouping to stand up to the American-Israeli alliance and its aggressive measures and designs, including the 'American peace plan', which is currently being promoted, she added.

She stressed the importance of protecting Palestinian rights, including coming up with a just solution to the refugees' issue according to international law and relevant UN resolutions, and supporting the UN refugee agency (UNRWA).

"The world is obligated now more than ever to stop the tragedy of our people, who is suffering from the Israeli occupation and injustice within the 1967 borders, and stop the policies of exclusion, oppression and discrimination within the 1948 borders," Ashrawi said.

She also called on the international community to end the suffering of Palestinian refugees in exile and in the host countries, and protecting them until their safe return home, noting that they are the first victims of the turmoil in the host countries.

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Unilateral US plans on Palestine "catastrophic, says PLO official

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