Lebanon: Refugees again

In Lebanon, it’s not enough that Abu Hisham was made a refugee in the 1940s when he had to leave his native Nazareth. In 2007, he’s been forced to flee again with the outbreak of fighting in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

“How long must the Palestinian people endure tragedy? How many times do we have to be displaced?” The speaker is Abu Hisham, sitting in Beddawi camp surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

This is the second time the 78-year-old has become a refugee. He had to abandon his home in Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp, northern Lebanon, after fighting broke out between the Lebanese army and Fatah-al-Islam in May. Abu Hisham is one of thousands of Palestinians who have fled the violence and sought refuge in nearby Beddawi camp.
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