Rotterdam : At the end of its sessions Saturday in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, the 5th Palestinian Refugees’ Conference asserted the right of return to the motherland.
A final statement by the conference said that such matter was “nonnegotiable”, adding that the conference’s previous recommendations should be reactivated by establishing a follow-up committee.
The conference also recommended that joint Palestinian efforts should be coordinated at an international level, in the service of the Palestinian cause.
The final statement, with 17 recommendations enclosed, requested that free and unbiased elections should take place among Palestinian refugees, especially those in Europe, urging the European Union and Parliament to help lift the “unjust” siege on the Palestinian people and its elected government.
Furthermore, the conference expressed deep concern and annoyance over the status of Palestinian refugees in Iraq, strongly denouncing violent acts targeting them in the war-torn country.
At least 21 European countries participated in the one-day event which aims mainly at giving a chance to Palestinians living in Europe to express their opinion.