Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon general strike deaths of protesters

Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon were paralyzed by a general strike, dubbed "day of anger" for the death Monday of protesters in the Golan Heights, according to Lebanese media. Shops and schools closed in the area of Ain el Helu, the largest of Lebanon, located on the outskirts of the southern city of Sidon, while some youths burned tires on the approaches to it.

The protesters hoisted Palestinian flags and chanted anti-Israeli slogans and said they will not stop until they return to their homeland. Similar protests took place in other Palestinian camps in Lebanon. At least 23 people were killed and 325 wounded by Israeli fire against Palestinian demonstrators and tried to enter Syrian Golan Heights, which Israel captured in 1967 along with the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Moreover, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, condemned "the slaughter committed by the Israeli occupying forces in the occupied Golan, which was 23 martyrs unarmed and wounded dozens." In a statement, Suleiman said that "this aggression will not stop the demands of the Palestinians and Arab countries to try to regain all their rights and demand the implementation of relevant international resolutions, according to a binding timetable and specific" .

A demonstration planned for Thursday on the border between Lebanon and Israel was postponed due to the constraints imposed by the Lebanese army for fear of a repeat of the tragedy of May 15. On that date, 10 people were killed and 112 wounded in Lebanon by Israeli fire while demonstrating in a peaceful manner on the border, because of the "Nakba" catastrophe for the Palestinians meant the creation of the Israeli state.

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