December 2014 - BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights releases the Autumn 2014 issue of al-Majdal (#56), titled “Palestinian refugees from Syria: Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Discrimination”. In this issue, Al-Majdal aims to present an account and provide the most up-to-date data on the situation of Palestinian Refugees in and from Syria, focusing on two host countries: Lebanon and Jordan.
In addition to presenting an overview on the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in these countries, the articles survey the humanitarian and legal status of displaced Palestinians, challenge the international framework in the Syria crisis, and discuss the implications of this crisis on the Palestinian Right to Return.
This issue of al-Majdal shows that Palestinian refugees are entitled to full protection until they are afforded reparations including return, restitution and compensation. Short of that, immediate attention and care must be given to this vulnerable population in/from Syria, and the discriminatory policies must end, in order to afford Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria adequate protection.