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Palestinians welcome end to permit system in Lebanon camp

July 27, 2012 10:09 P.M. (Updated: July 27, 2012 10:12 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Palestinians in Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared refugee camp on Friday welcomed a decision by the Lebanese army to cancel a permit entry system for residents, a PFLP statement said.

Camp residents celebrated the recent decision during a festival held in the camp, which was attended by PFLP members and the leader of its branch in Lebanon Marwan Abdel-Al.

"Palestinian people are mighty people, and Palestinian youth are the center of resistance. We love Nahr al-Bared, but we have a date to meet the Galilee and all villages of Palestine," Abdel-Al told the crowds.

The permit system, which controlled entry and exit from the camp, was scrapped two weeks ago, Lebanon's Daily Star reported.

Residents complained that it was humiliating, unnecessary and stifled economic activity in the camp. Checkpoints at the entrance to the camp are still in place.

In June, at least three Palestinians were killed in Nahr al-Bared camp as clashes broke out between the Lebanese army and residents.

Tensions have not subsided around the coastal shantytown since 2007, when the army moved in to fight the al-Qaida-inspired Fatah al-Islam group.

More than 400 people were killed, 170 of them soldiers, and 6,000 homes were flattened.

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have long suffered discrimination and are deprived of basic rights.
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