Syria: Palestinian refugees burn Hezbollah aid packages

Second time in a week in Lebanon, press

06 June, 14:20

    Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT - About 1,500 food aid packages provided by Hezbollah have been set fire to in Lebanon by Palestinian refugees from Syria to protest the Shiite movement's involvement alongside Syrian regime troops in the battle for Qusair. Daily Star reported on the incident, noting that it was the second time it had occurred in the past week. There are at least 54,000 Palestinian former refugees in Syria that have been forced to flee to Lebanon due to the ongoing conflict. Another 6,000 have sought refuge in Jordan and a similar number have done so in Egypt. The local activist Omar Halabi said Wednesday that the humanitarian aid packages had been burned by Palestinians and local residents in Saadnayal in the Bekaa Valley, when the recipients noticed the message printed on them: ''Islamic Resistance in Lebanon to our brethren, the displaced Palestinians from Syria.'' The food aid had been distributed through a local office of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which enjoys close relations with the Syrian regime. Last week other food aid packages provided by Hezbollah had been torched in the Palestinian refugee camp Ain al Hilweh in southern Lebanon.

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