Zahhar: Living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon not acceptable

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[ 09/10/2011 – 06:45 PM ]

BEIRUT, (PIC)– Mahmoud Zahhar, a political bureau member of Hamas, has described as unacceptable the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Zahhar, who was speaking during a tour of Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon on Saturday, said there was a wrong policy being practiced against them.

He said that Palestinians in Gaza under siege and constant attacks are living much better than the refugees in Lebanon.

The Hamas leader said that he would meet with Arab League secretary general Nabil Al-Arabi and ask him to pressure Lebanon into improving the living condition of those refugees.

He added that preserving the rights of the Palestinian refugees would empower them to resist resettlement projects with the example of Palestinians temporarily staying in camps in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan.

The senior Hamas official and co-founder called on the Lebanese authorities to shoulder responsibilities towards the camps and to quickly secure necessary funds to finalize reconstruction projects.

Following his speech in Nahar al-Barid, Zahar paid visits to steel makeshift homes and listened to the plight of the residents.


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