Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fossils of Refuge

[Images: Via the BBC, some pictures of the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared that was laid to ruin in the fighting between the Lebanese Army and militant groups. Officials claim that 85% of the infrastructure there has been totaled; allegedly, many of the militant fighters who died during the conflict were buried in the camp; and 400 families have been allowed to return to virtually nothing where 40,000 refugees once lived. Incidentally, a scathing report (Exiled and Suffering: Palestinian refugees in Lebanon) recently came out from Amnesty International detailing the intolerable discrimination and systemic inhumane conditions that the roughly 300,000 Palestinian refugees have had to endure in 12 camps since fleeing Israel.]


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