There are 5.9 million registered Palestinian refugees with the UNRWA, and they continue to have a unique status under international law.
Palestinian Jerusalemite Abla Dajani pays a bittersweet visit to her family home in al-Baq‘a, West Jerusalem, which was seized by Israel in 1948 and given to Jewish ownership.
Mounir Kleibo, former ILO Special Representative, tells the story of his mother’s family home in Lower Baq‘a in today’s West Jerusalem.
Huda Imam is banned from entering the home her father built in Qatamon before 1948, but that does not stop her from standing outside it weekly.
Ibrahim Matar has made it his mission to record the history of the Palestinian properties in West Jerusalem, as he recently shared with friends on a walk there.