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There’s nothing new in Mahmoud Abbas’ and the PLO’s renunciation of Palestinian refugee rights

There’s nothing new in Mahmoud Abbas’ and the PLO’s renunciation of Palestinian refugee rights
Israeli- and US-backed Palestinian Authority leader and nominal PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas caused renewed consternation among Palestinians last week with his renunciation, on Israeli television, of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to the homes from which they were ethnically cleansed by invading Zionist gangs during and after 1948, and his redefinition of Palestine to include only the West Bank and Gaza Strip.