There was more reaction in Cairo on Tuesday(27 June) to the recent Israeli raids on Palestinian commando units operating in southern Lebanon.
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IN: "What steps...." OUT:"...their country".
ZAYYAT: "What steps is Egypt taking to help the Palestinian commandos retain their bases in southern Lebanon. Mr...., I would say that Egypt as well as, I think, the rest of Arab world -- and I hope all the world, including Britain -- must be now trying to exert all their efforts to get Palestinians out of Lebanon, out of exile in Lebanon or anywhere, back into their homelands in Palestine. These would be the efforts we are exerting today. These would be the efforts which the United Nations, working under the initiative of both these countries which Mr...., as a correspondent of their papers: Britain and America, the U.S.A., have been presenting to the United Nations 25 years now. The resolution giving these Palestinians the possibility of going back to their homes if they so choose or a compensation. If this was applied then we'll be trying, all of us, U.K. and U.S.A. included with the rest of the Arab world and all humanity, to give the Palestinians what is their right. And their right is not to live outside their country, but to live inside their country".
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Background: There was more reaction in Cairo on Tuesday(27 June) to the recent Israeli raids on Palestinian commando units operating in southern Lebanon.
The Egyptian Minister of State for Information, Dr. Mohammed Hassan El Zayyat, told reporters at a weekly news conference that Egypt would exert all its efforts to get the commandos out of Lebanon and back to their homeland of Palestine.
Dr El Zayyat urged international support for a 25-year-old United Nations Resolution which give Palestinians the option of either returning to their homes in what is now Israel or receiving compensation for the loss of their lands.
The Minister's remarks came in response to a question asking what effort Egypt was making to help the Palestinian commandos retain their bases in southern Lebanon.