Palestinian refugees live in four main locations — Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan. Today, one in four people is a refugee in Lebanon, and the country houses over 1 million Syrians and 450,000 Palestinians. Many Palestinian refugees have lived in Lebanon for generations in the country’s 12 camps.
Where do Palestinians migrate to?
The overwhelming majority of Palestinians live in the Middle East. UNRWA operates in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory. There are also sizeable numbers of refugees living in Iraq, Egypt and outside the Middle East. Around 450,000 Palestinian refugees are registered with UNRWA.
In which areas are Palestinian refugee camps found?
There are 58 official Palestinian refugee camps. They are located in Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon. Many of the camps were created in 1948 as a result of the first Arab-Israeli war. Other camps were added after the wars in 1967 and 1973 and more recently after the war in Syria for Syrian Palestinians.
Can Palestinian refugees return to Israel?
There is no formal mechanism in international law to demand repatriation of refugees and their descendants in general, or Palestinians specifically. No international legislation, binding UN resolutions or agreements between Israel and the Palestinians require this.
Can Palestinians become Israeli citizens?
Family reunification for Palestinians
In 2003, the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law was passed.
Do Palestinians have rights in Israel?
Elections, political parties, and representation
Most Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories live under Israeli occupation and are not Israeli citizens. They are not allowed to vote in Israel.
Was Palestine a country before Israel?
In 1947, the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was voted. This triggered the 1947–1949 Palestine war and led, in 1948, to the establishment of the state of Israel on a part of Mandate Palestine as the Mandate came to an end.
How many refugees are in Israel?
Israel hosts approximately 34,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly Eritrean and Sudanese, who arrived in Israel more than a decade ago.
What country is Gaza?
|Gaza Location of Gaza within Palestine|
|Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′ECoordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E|
|State||State of Palestine|