Syrian workers continue to suffer from brutal attacks in some parts of Lebanon. Ten Syrian workers were reportedly wounded when a group of Lebanese men carrying knives, machetes and sticks raided their workplace in the Beirut neighborhood of Ramlet al-Baida on Wednesday according to report by LBCI television.
“Four cars and more than ten motorcycles stopped on Wednesday near the Nora Residence workshop in Ramlet al-Baida, and more than 20 Lebanese nationals got out of them, attacking every worker they encountered,” LBCI quoted Syrian workers as saying.
Some workers escaped and found refuge at a school near the workshop, LBCI added.
This is not the first time Syrian workers are being subjected to brutal attacks.
-Six Syrian workers were injured when several youngsters who were riding three motorbikes and a four-wheel drive vehicle brutally assaulted them with knives and sharp tools at a construction site in Beirut’s Wata al-Msaytbeh neighborhood on Wednesday at midnight.
-According to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, 72 male workers from Syria, Egypt and Sudan were attacked with broomsticks and “viciously kicked and beaten earlier in October. HRW urged Lebanon to investigate the incident and punish the army and intelligence officials responsible for the beatings.
Most of attacks against the Syrian workers started after 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims were kidnapped in Syrian on their way back from Iran last May.
Photo: Syrians make up the vast majority of Lebanon’s construction workers.