Folke Bernadotte

Swedish nobleman and diplomat (1895-1948)

Count Folke Bernadotte of Wisborg (2 January 189517 September 1948) was a Swedish diplomat and United Nations mediator. He was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1948 by Lehi militants.

Bernadotte (circa 1945)

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  • It is … undeniable that no settlement can be just and complete if recognition is not accorded to the right of the Arab refugee to return to the home from which he has been dislodged by the hazards and strategy of the armed conflict between Arabs and Jews in Palestine. The majority of these refugees have come from territory which … was to be included in the Jewish State. The exodus of Palestinian Arabs resulted from panic created by fighting in their communities, by rumours concerning real or alleged acts of terrorism, or expulsion. It would be an offence against the principles of elemental justice if these innocent victims of the conflict were denied the right to return to their homes while Jewish immigrants flow into Palestine, and, indeed, at least offer the threat of permanent replacement of the Arab refugees who have been rooted in the land for centuries.

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