Lebanon builds wall around Palestinian camp in south

'100,000' in live in crowded Ain Al-Hilweh

15 February, 17:23

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, FEBRUARY 15 - Lebanese authorities have started building a wall around the most crowded Palestinian camp south of Beirut, Ain Al-Hilweh.

    Palestinian sources say that about 100,000 people live in the camp, while UNRWA puts the number of Palestinians registered in the camp at 54,000 The news was reported by Munir Miqdah, deputy commander of Palestinian security forces in Lebanon and high-ranking member of Fatah, the party under Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. In response to questions from Beirut daily An-Nahar, Miqdah announced his resignation from head of the joint security committee in Palestinian camps in Lebanon to protest the decision to go forward with plans to build the wall.

    Ain Al-Hilweh is near Sidon, 40 kilometers south of Beirut.


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