Palestinian PM: Camps subject to Lebanese authority

Palestinian Lebanese PMsThe visiting Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah stressed on Thursday that Palestinians in refugee camps are under the control of the Lebanese state and pointed out that they are keen to safeguard security and stability in the country.

“Palestinian camps are subject to Lebanese authority,” Hamdallah said on Thursday during a joint press conference with Lebanese caretaker Premier Najib Mikati.

“Any violations that occur are individual and are not linked to us,” he added.

In turn, Mikati welcomed his Palestinian counterpart who arrived earlier in the day at the Grand Serail, and said that “it is an honor for Lebanon to defend the Palestinians’ rights.”

However, Lebanon’s PM urged for a “reduction of illegal acts inside the Palestinian camps.”

A report published earlier on Thursday claimed that extremist Al-Qaeda-linked groups are recruiting scores of young men from Sidon’s Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp and training them.

Two Palestinians were arrested Sunday in Ain Al-Hilweh as they were planting an improvised explosive device near a residence belonging to members of Hezbollah’s Resistance Brigades.

About 450, 000 Palestinians live in Lebanon . They like all the Palestinian refugees in the neighboring Arab countries are descendants of the hundreds of thousands who fled or were driven from their homes in the war that followed Israel’s creation in 1948. They remain in Lebanon’s 12 refugee camps because Israel and the Palestinians have never reached a deal that would enable them to return to their homes that are now in Israel.

  • 5thDrawer

    I’ll finish the sentence:
    ‘…. have never reached a deal that would enable them to return to their homes that are now in Israel, Jordan, Gaza, Egypt, Syria.’

  • 5thDrawer

    I’ll finish the sentence:
    ‘…. have never reached a deal that would enable them to return to their homes that are now in Israel, Jordan, Gaza, Egypt, Syria.’

  • 5thDrawer

    Tripoli ‘Boom Boom’ Again Today too … Love that ‘Security’ plan … not even Friday yet.

  • 5thDrawer

    Tripoli ‘Boom Boom’ Again Today too … Love that ‘Security’ plan … not even Friday yet.

  • Constantin7

    Mr. Palestinian prime minister: You and your president Abbas keep on saying (in words) that the Palesinian camps in Lebanon are under the Lebanese rule of law and the Lebanese state, while in reality no one from the Lebanese police or army is allowed in any of these camps (except nahr-el-bared camp after the big battle there) and these camps are harnessing the biggest outlaws and terrorists in the country and protecting these outlaws from the Lebanese justice and law. This argument is typical of Palestinians who declare one thing and do exactly the opposite in reality. This policy was followed during the PLO’s life in Lebanon in the past and is still continuing with the new Palestinian administration. The policy of lies and deceit. As far as I am concerned all Palestinians in Lebanon should be sent away to other Arab countries that have the space and the means to receive these ungrateful terrorists trouble makers.

    • cook

      Thanks. Pale$tinians and their terrorism not welcome in Israel.

  • Constantin7

    Mr. Palestinian prime minister: You and your president Abbas keep on saying (in words) that the Palesinian camps in Lebanon are under the Lebanese rule of law and the Lebanese state, while in reality no one from the Lebanese police or army is allowed in any of these camps (except nahr-el-bared camp after the big battle there) and these camps are harnessing the biggest outlaws and terrorists in the country and protecting these outlaws from the Lebanese justice and law. This argument is typical of Palestinians who declare one thing and do exactly the opposite in reality. This policy was followed during the PLO’s life in Lebanon in the past and is still continuing with the new Palestinian administration. The policy of lies and deceit. As far as I am concerned all Palestinians in Lebanon should be sent away to other Arab countries that have the space and the means to receive these ungrateful terrorists trouble makers.

    • Heraclitus

      Thanks. Pale$tinians and their terrorism not welcome in Israel.