by Amjad Alqasis
On 15th May Palestinians worldwide will commemorate the ongoing
Nakba. Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are
the largest and longest-standing case of displaced persons in the world today. There are at least 7.7 million displaced Palestinians including 360,000 IDPs in Israel, representing 66 per cent of
the total Palestinian population (12.1
million) worldwide. Among them are 5
million who are registered with and assisted by the UN Relief and
Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
Forced population transfer
Israel's silent transfer policy today
The way forward
Amjad Alqasis holds a LL.M. in international public law and is a human rights lawyer, legal researcher, and a member of the Legal Support Network of BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. For the last four years he was the coordinator of BADIL’s international and legal advocacy program. Since August 2014, Amjad has been an advisor at Al Haq Center for Applied International Law. He has published several articles and books on various topics concerning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.