Palestinian Association for Human
Rights (Witness) hosted on
Friday, May 27, 2022, an Italian parliamentary delegation that included
representatives of the Five Stars Party, Davide Tripedi and Corrado Fossati,
accompanied by a delegation from the Palestinian gathering in Italy.
The aim of the delegation’s visit was to
examine the reality of the Palestinian refugees and raise their recommendations
to the Italian parliament and government.
(Witness) organized a meeting with the UNRWA
administration in Lebanon with the Deputy Director-General, Ms. Mira Thompson,
who briefed the visiting delegation on the services provided by UNRWA to
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the challenges they face in light of the
stifling economic crisis afflicting Lebanon. Ms. Thompson called on the
visiting delegation to urge their government to increase financial support for
UNRWA and to stand by the renewal of its mandate in December 2022.
(Witness) also organized the delegation's
meeting with the Joint Palestinian National Action Committee in Lebanon at the
headquarters of the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut.
The visiting delegation provided a summary of
what was inferred from its meetings on the drastic conditions of the
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
The Palestinian factions affirmed the
importance of persisting in supporting UNRWA and maintaining its services as it
is the international witness of the refugees’ issue and their right to a dignified
life until their return to their land.
The delegation continued its meetings with
popular and youth delegations of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The
parliamentary delegation's visit comes as part of a series of visits organized
by (Witness) for foreign delegations to brief on the situation of Palestinian
refugees in Lebanon.
Association for Human Rights (Witness)