Residents of Nahr al-Bared camp protest UNRWA cuts


DRAH | Sept 21, 2013

Gaza,(–  Residents of Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon staged a sit-in on Thursday morning in front of the UNRWA office in rejection of its decision to stop the emergency plan for the residents of the camp.

A large crowd of camp residents, in addition to representatives of Palestinian factions and a number of dignitaries, took part in the sit-in, during which they chanted slogans emphasizing the role of the UNRWA in serving all Palestinian refugees.

The protestors handed a telegram to the UN agency in which they stressed their rejection of its resolution which would strangle the people in the camp, and demanded the continuation of the state of emergency until all the residents return to their homes.

Hamas official, in the north, Abu Rabea Shehabi stressed on his movement’s rejection of this “unjust” decision, which will socially and economically harm Nahr al-Bared residents and which aims to kill the Palestinian people’s hope, he said.

Meanwhile, Palestinian factions have organized a number of protest steps, including setting up a protest tent in front of UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, in addition to the continuation of the closure of the Office of the Director of UNRWA in Beddawi camp.

The factions also plan to close UNRWA office in Beddawi camp, until the agency meets the protestors’ demands and reconsiders its decisions.



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