Abbas urges efforts to bring Palestinian refugees into West Bank

Ramallah, Sep 5 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday ordered the ambassador to the UN to take immediate actions aiming at absorbing displaced Palestinian refugees into the West Bank.

Abbas has been making contacts with the UN, the European Union and other relevant actors and urging them to pressurize the Israeli government to allow Palestinian refugees back into the West Bank, according to the Palestinian presidency statement, reported Xinhua.

“This action is intended to help stop the Palestinian refugees’ suffering and death as a result of the ongoing displacement, especially refugees fleeing the war in Syria,” the statement said.

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