Khaled Meshaal, the head of the political bureau of the Hamas movement has spoken over the phone with three Lebanese leaders urging them to stop building a wall around Ain Alhilwi refugee camp in Lebanon.
Meshaal phoned the head of the Lebanese government Salam Tamam, the head of the parliament and the newly elected Lebanese president Meshal Awn.
According to a statement by Hamas, Meshaal explained to the Lebanese officals the danger of such a wall on the future of Palestinian refugees and the future of the relationship between the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples.
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Meshaal urged Lebanese officials to stop building the wall, assuring at the same time that Palestinians will not intervene in domestic politics in Lebanon.
“Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and elsewhere are committed to their right to return to their homeland, Palestine,” Meshaal told the Lebanese leaders.
The Lebanese authorities started a few days ago building a wall around Ain Alhlwi refugee camp in southern Lebanon. The refugee camp is a home to 80,000 Palestinians. The move has caused outrage on social media with Palestinian activists comparing between the Lebanese wall and the wall Israel is illegally building in the West Bank.