Colonization of the West Bank Territories by Israel: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session on the Question of West Bank Settlements and the Treatment of Arabs in the Israeli-Occupied Territories, October 17 and 18, 1977   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the opening statement of Senator James Abourezk: "This is a public hearing by the Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugees. This subcommittee has as its responsibility the problems of refugees, and nowhere is there a greater group of refugees existing than in the Middle East. Some 3 million Palestinian refugees comprise the Palestinian diaspora, a result of having been driven from their homeland in 1948 by the military forces of what is now the State of Israel. Many of these are double refugees, having been driven out of Palestine in 1948 and again fleeing in 1967 when Israel further expanded as a result of the war in June of that year. The issue facing the U.S. Government at this time is how we will use our influence to bring the parties involved in the Middle East conflict to a reasonable and just settlement of the controversy. A key to that settlement of whether or not the Palestinian refugees will eventually be able to establish a state of their own, of a kind of which they were deprived by the acquisition by force of arms of their lands by Israel in 1948."

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