Property rights lacking for Palestinians

Image This article originally appeared on IRIN, the United Nations’ press wire. “If they throw us out, we will end up in the sea,” Zahar Sayed Ghadbaan says, her anger not entirely disguised by the joking tone. “We have nowhere else to go but here,” she says, gesturing towards the small hand-built home with a corrugated iron roof. The Ghadbaan family is one of 75 in the Palestinian gathering, or informal settlement, of Qasmiyeh in south Lebanon, where they are living with the prospect that their homes might be destroyed. Like many of Lebanon’s estimated 280,000 Palestinians, the family came to the country in 1948 after being evicted from their homes by Israelis. Now, 65 years later, they could be facing a second eviction. Qasmiyeh, unlike other areas where Palestinians have established homes, is not part of an official refugee camp run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). There are 12 such camps, recognized by the Lebanese government as holding official status under UNRWA management and the residents are protected against eviction. Read the rest of the article here Syrian-Palestinian in Lebanon Snow pic NRC Womanhand Jordan Zaatari Kurdistan Lebanon YarmoukCampRefugees country of origin MSF workers MSF kid MSF car Asia Thailand Marathon_Map_annie.jpg Air strikes March 2015

A map by Yarmouk 63 on who controls the camp

A map by Yarmouk 63 on who controls the camp

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