Hamas: Building Wall around Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon ‘Collective Isolation’

Lebanese authority building walls around the impoverished camp. (Photo: via Social Media)

The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has said in a statement that the decision of the Lebanese authorities to build a wall around Ain Alhiwli refugee camp which hosts Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is wrong in terms of timing and place.

The movement added, “The decision is a violation of international laws and the principles of human rights and the Palestinian-Lebanese relations.”

The statement read, “This wall would harm the interests and future of Palestinian refugees, and it would increase their suffering and leave a negative moral message in their minds.”

Hamas noted that such a move “would increase tensions and sectarianism at a time all parties exerted considerable efforts throughout the years to avoid sectarian conflict.”

The movement called for a comprehensive Palestinian-Lebanese dialogue to discuss all issues of common interest to maintain the Palestinian-Lebanese relationships and to protect interests of parties as the best solution to end Palestinian-Lebanese disputes.

Hamas refused the policy of collective isolation of Palestinian refugees camps in Lebanon, or any other security measure that might violate their rights and negatively impact their social life.

The movement concluded by saying, “Building the wall assures that there is a security-based approach by Lebanon to handle the issue of Palestinian refugees.”

(PC, Palestine Today)

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