NEW YORK (Jul. 10)
Reports that talks concerning the fate of the Arab refugees have been going on with “any person who can legitimately claim he can speak on behalf of the refugees” were denied today by Dr. Izzat Tannous, director of the Palestine Arab Refugee Office in New York and secretary general of the Arab-Palestine Office for Refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.
“If any talks were held at all, then the persons who attended were no more than Zionist stooges serving their own personal ends,” he said in a statement. He added that the Palestine Arabs were determined to resist any idea of resettlement outside the borders of Palestine.