Tyre Off The Beaten Path

  • Street in the refugee camp
    Street in the refugee camp
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    Political posters
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    Main street in the camp
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    Palestinian Refugee Camp

    by mikey_e Written Dec 1, 2012
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    There are tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees and their descendants in Lebanon. As refugees, they are denied many of the rights afforded to other residents and citizens of Lebanon, including some of their mobility rights. Until 2011, they were even denied the right to work. Most Palestinians reside in refugee camps that have now become very much permanent, as evidenced by this one near Tyre. They are communities that live and breathe a hope of return, as well as an institutionalized bitterness about their current situation and the defeats and injustices suffered in the past.

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    Qana

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 16, 2004

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    monument to the dead of the massacre

    Qana is a shiite village in the south of Lebanon, 7 kilometres from Tyre, not too far from the Israeli border, set among lovely green valleys and mountains. It's supposed to be the place where Jesus performed his first miracle: converting water into wine at a wedding.Qana is also the site of the new genocide: on 18 April 1996 the Israeli army shelled the local Fijian UN headquarters killing 106 civilians who had taken shelter in its buildings and church, and wounding 110 others. They were mostly women and children. It's a touching place to visit: to get there, just use a service taxi.

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