Israeli FM: Palestinian refugees a 'security threat'

Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman spoke out against the possible return of 3 million Palestinian refugees.

Israeli FM: Palestinian refugees a 'security threat'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has staunchly stood against giving Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes after the state of Israel was established in 1948 the right to return, claiming such a move would prove to be a ‘security threat’ to Israel.

Approximately three million Palestinians live as refugees abroad in camps all over the Middle-East. The far-right foreign minister believes that countries who are hosting them would want to send them back if Israel signs a peace deal with the Palestinian authority.

"After the signing of a peace agreement, many of the countries in the region will want to transfer the Palestinian refugees to the territories subject to Palestinian control; another three million Palestinians will be added to those who exist in the [occupied] Palestinian areas now," said Lieberman.

By international law, refugees have the right to return to their homes if they wish to do so.

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