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Palestinians demand the reconstruction of their homes

Nahr el Bared residents, supporters rally ahead of key ruling on reconstruction

From The LA Times

Several hundred people rallied in downtown Beirut on Monday in a show of solidarity with the displaced residents of Nahr el Bared, the Palestinian refugee camp that was  destroyed in spring 2007 when fighting broke out between Fatah Al-Islam militants and the Lebanese Army.

The demonstration was staged days before a key court ruling that could put a halt to reconstruction, leaving some 30,000 people in temporary UN housing or squeezed into the outskirts of the camp indefinitely.

Monday’s rally saw young activists from Beirut chant and clap alongside displaced camp residents of all ages, many of whom wore caps and T-shirts emblazoned with the name of one of the 37 different community organizations that organized the protest under the umbrella of the Nahr el Bared Advocacy Committee.

 

Photo from BBC News: A Palestinian boy holds a placard in Beirut, Lebanon

Photo from BBC News: A Palestinian boy holds a placard in Beirut, Lebanon

 

Photo: Girl at Palestinian refugee rally. Credit: AFP / Getty

Photo: Girl at Palestinian refugee rally. Credit: AFP / Getty

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