The 72-page book discusses the historical backgrounds of the Palestine issue and the emergence of the Palestinian refugee issue. It is mainly based on two lectures delivered by Dr. Mohsen Saleh at The Academy of Refugee Studies, providing rich material for scholars and activists interested in the Palestine issue.
This book offers a clear definition of the land and people of Palestine, and refutes the Jews alleged historical claims to Palestine. It discusses the emergence of Zionism, the role of Britain in consolidating the Zionist project, the partition of Palestine, the emergence of the Palestinian National Movement, and Palestine’s war of 1948. It responds to the allegations that the Palestinians left their homeland willingly.
The Introduction to the Issue of Palestinian Refugees offers facts and statistics of the number of Palestinian refugees, and a map of their residence worldwide. It is noted here that half of the Palestinian people live abroad, more than third have a refugee status, and more than two million refugees from the 1948 occupied territories live in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It studies the international resolutions that tackled the Palestinian refugees issue and sheds light on the peace process.This book adheres to scientific and professional standards. It includes rich information and updated statistics, and provides the readers with many tables and charts.