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Under US plan, Palestinian refugees will still be refugees

There is word that the United States wants to improve Palestinians refugees' living conditions in Gaza and the West Bank, but Palestinians fear the measure is an attempt to merely paint over the real issue: the refugees' right to return to their homeland.
A view shows houses of Palestinians in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RC12F4C16AB0
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The United States reportedly plans to unveil this month a proposal to rebuild Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip and West Bank as permanent cities and towns, a concept already rejected by Palestinians across the spectrum.

At Washington's request, Bahrain will host a summit June 25-26 in Manama to discuss economic aspects of its so-called "deal of the century," designed to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Israel Hayom daily newspaper cited May 27 an undisclosed source close to the White House as saying the United States will propose a way to provide stable housing communities for Palestinians to fundamentally change their lives and revive their economic situation.

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