Palestinians living in exile have united to urge Palestinian and Lebanese leaders to resolve the current conflict in the region. The Palestinian citizens sent letters to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, stressing the need to push not only for an exchange of prisoners, but also for a return of Palestinians in exile.


The family of Abdullah Daoud, a Palestinian living in exile, told PNN that their loved one is currently living in after having been rejected entry to numerous other countries. The family members said that they are appealing to the Palestinian and Lebanese leaders to allow for the return of their son to his homeland of Palestine.

Officials from the Fateh Party and the Public Information Office have emphasized the need to address Palestinians living in exile when discussing a possible prisoner exchange.

After an Israeli invasion of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity in 2002, some 36 Palestinians were forced to go into exile, leaving their homes in the West Bank. Today, most are living in European countries, and all are still forbidden from returning home.