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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 03:23 AM
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27. I have a question... or 4.
Your post made me think of something. What is the standard for being able to claim right of return? For example, let's say we are looking at a multi-generational Palestinian family. The grandfather lived in Palestine, but was expelled during the Nakba, after which he and his son became Jordanian citizens living in the west bank. Following Jordan's decision to strip them of their citizenship they moved to America where the grandson was born, a US citizen.

Now then, how many countries should each person be able to claim a right of return to?

If it is just one, then who gets to decide which one?

And how should right of return be affected by one's refugee status? Do Palestinian Americans have the same right of return as stateless refugees or does it not matter?

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