The World Doesn’t Care About the Palestinian People


Palestinian refugee camp in LebanonThe refugee camps which sprung up in 1948 became permanent residences in exile.

Is this UN agency merely a political tool for Western governments?

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For more than 60 years UNRWA has been providing housing and direct aid for the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The refugees have no prospect of returning to Palestine, nor being integrated into Lebanese society. A number of Western officials now say that the international community deliberately sponsors the limbo via UNRWA.

All his life Salah Salah has been struggling for the Palestinian cause. His office in the Malaab area in Beirut, Lebanon is full of artefacts ranging from Cuban flags from his time as PLO’s representative in the Caribbean country to drawings of the Palestinian cartoon-icon, the child Handala. In the middle of the memorabilia sits 78-year-old Mr. Salah, the living proof of the presence of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He…

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