According to Palestinian twitter sources and The New Arab website, Lebanese authorities have begun to build a security wall around Ain al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the country.
#صور| السلطات اللبنانية تبدأ ببناء جدار عازل حول مخيم عين الحلوة، الذي يسكنه 75 ألف لاجئ فلسطيني! pic.twitter.com/SoteL0R76z— فلسطين بوست (@plespost) November 19, 2016
[Translation from alaraby.co.uk: Lebanese authorities begin constructing an isolation wall around Ain al-Hilweh, home to 75,000 Palestinians]
The wall, which will take 15 months to complete, is part of an agreement with some Palestinians. Hamas official Abu Ahmad Faysal in Ain al-Hilweh was quoted in Lebanon’s Daily Star in early November.
Four towers will be constructed… The construction of the wall aims to decrease the confrontation between [the camp’s] inhabitants and the army.
But other Palestinians were angry, condemning the measure as something that would worsen conditions and would be “a wall of shame.”
Lebanese Build Security Wall Around Palestinian Refugee Camp
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