After School Treat, Balata Refugee Camp, Nablus, Occupied Palestinian Territories
UNRWA Girls Basic
School No. 1, Balata Refugee Camp, Nablus, OPT. November 2010.
More than 23,000 men, women and children live in the 0.25 sq km camp, the
most highly populated in the West Bank. The camp’s inhabitants are refugees
from 60 villages and the cities of Lydd, Jaffa and Ramleh in pre-48 Palestine.
The primary problem facing Palestinian refugees is Israel’s denial of their
right to reparations, including return, to their homes of origin. Although this
right is enshrined in international law and afﬁrmed by many UN resolutions, in
particular UN resolutions 194 (1948) and 237 (1967), it has not been enforced.