|Jalil refugee camp, Baalbek, Lebanon|
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Jalil Refugee Camp is located about 90 km east of Beirut near Baalbek in the Bekaa valley and is home to approximately 8000 of the World’s most destitute Palestinian refugees. It is usually referred to as “Wavell Camp”, after the British Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell’s time at the former French military base during World War II.
One visiting Palestinian who was not hoodwinked during his visit last week was Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar who following a visit to Nahr al Bared camp declared that Palestinians in Lebanon live is worse conditions than in occupied Palestine or even Gaza following the 2008 Israeli war on the enclave of 1.5 million. Zahar promised Lebanon’s refugees: “We will make all efforts with the Arab League and with Arab states to help lift this injustice inflicted on you in the camps here in Lebanon. It’s injustice that cannot be tolerated by any man and is not acceptable to God Almighty.”
He is the author of The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel’s Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon.
He contribute to Uprooted Palestinians Blog
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