Miqati: Lebanon Unanimous on Rejection to Naturalize Palestinians

Premier Najib Miqati reiterated on Tuesday Lebanon’s “unanimous” decision to reject the naturalization of Palestinians but vowed to provide them with the “necessary attention” to resolve their plight.

During talks with the Palestinian president’s envoy, Azzam al-Ahmed, Miqati said: “The Lebanese government will work to give the humanitarian and social issues of Palestinians in the refugee camps the necessary attention in cooperation with involved international agencies.”

Miqati said however that “Lebanon unanimously rejects the naturalization of Palestinians in Lebanon and holds onto their right of return home to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Warning about the Israeli danger, the prime minister said the Jewish state’s “violations and attacks should provide the Lebanese with the incentive to heed the continued danger that Israel poses on Lebanon and push them towards national unity.”

He told the envoy that the Palestinian cause should be at the top of the priorities of Arab and Islamic countries.

Palestinian unity also gives the different factions the required “immunity” to confront Israel, Miqati said.

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