A: ATFP recognizes that the right of return and all other refugee issues are among the agreed-upon final status issues to be determined between the parties in direct negotiations. There are many ways in which this issue can be resolved through negotiations depending on the agreement of the national representatives of the two peoples with the support of the public. Many of those involved in Palestinian and pro-Palestinian public issues find themselves accused by those who want to discredit them of having "given up" or "surrendered" the right of return for refugees. ATFP has no standing to "give up" the right of return, nor does it seek to do so, as is sometimes alleged by malevolent detractors. ATFP is not a negotiator or a party to the negotiations. ATFP will support any diplomatic agreement with Israel by the PLO, with the approval of the Palestinian people.



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