Massive Lebanon sit-in protesting UNRWA refugee services decline

[ 09/03/2011 – 05:33 PM ]

BEIRUT, (PIC)– The alliance of Palestinian forces in Lebanon has called for public support for a large scale sit-in condemning the decline of services the UN Relief Works Agency has been providing to Palestinian refugees in Arab host countries.

The curtailment of services followed the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords and was apparently aimed at aiding the Mideast peace process.

The protests are set to kick off 10am Friday near the UNRWA main headquarters in Lebanon in Beer Hassan across from Sports City, organised by popular committees and Palestinian civil organizations in Lebanon.

The alliance held a meeting in the Beirut Mar Elias refugee camp on Wednesday to discuss the refugee situation, calling on the UN, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab League to shoulder responsibilities towards refugees  suffering from both the Israeli occupation and the failures of the UNRWA.

More than 30,000 Palestinian refugees from the Nahar al-Barid refugee camp have been displaced from their camp, the alliance said, illustrating the current situation.

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have notoriously been denied the most basic rights.

Massive Lebanon sit-in protesting UNRWA refugee services decline.

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