Libya wants to deport Palestinians to the Gaza Strip, to avoid theirpermanent settlement in Libya,and facilitate their right to return to the occupied territories.
Libya's Al-Jamahiriya daily said on Tuesday that Libyaintended to expel the Palestinians from its territory to abort "theconspiracy of liquidating the Palestinian cause".
The staterun newspaper said that if Palestinians stayed, then they would be giving up the right of return to their homes in return forIsrael's acceptance of the Beirut initiative.
It saidsuch a deal was aimed at "settling every Palestinian in the diaspora inthe countries where they reside".
There aremore than 4.5 million registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria,Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Thenewspaper said the Libyan authorities will facilitate the return ofPalestinians to the Gaza Strip through Egypt to "protect theiridentity".
The paperalso urged Lebanon and Syria to allow more than 1.5 million Palestinianrefugees they host to "return to Palestineand abort this conspiracy".
The Beirut initiative is a Saudi-proposed peace plan endorsedat the Arab summit in Beirut in 2002, whichcalls for an Israeli withdrawal from the territories it captured in 1967 inreturn for full Arab peace and the recognition and normalisation of ties with Israel.
Libya said it will boycott the Arabsummit in Riyadh later this month amidunconfirmed reports the Arabs might amend the Arab initiative by removing anarticle that calls for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their originalhomes from which they were forced to flee in 1948 when the state of Israel wascreated.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16