Chile is one of the two countries that the US floated in 2008 as a potential permanent resettlement location, according to the documents Al Jazeera obtained. There are about 200,000 predominantly Christian Palestinian refugees in the South American country today (the largest Palestinian population in Latin America), according to The Guardian – but the prospect of permanent resettlement there is not one Palestinians welcome.
"It's completely unacceptable. It contradicts our inalienable right to return to our own homeland," Daniel Jadue, vice president of Chile's Palestine Federation, told The Guardian. "That right cannot be renounced. To make this suggestion shows the mediation was not honest. It was clearly tilted in favour of Israel. This is extremely grave."
Chile officially recognized a Palestinian state earlier this month, continuing a trend of Latin American countries recognizing Palestinian sovereignty.