Monday, August 31, 2009

Article: Marginal Errors

Here's another interesting article on the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared.

As the rebuilding of Nahr al Bared slowly begins, is Lebanon preparing to bring Palestinian refugees in from the fringes? Marc Perelman reports

“This is Lebanon’s Guantanamo.” Ismail Abu Aman does not mince his words. With his thick black beard, his white skullcap and his grey flowing robe, the young imam of the Al Quds mosque spills out his feelings in a booming voice, his hands cutting the air. He points angrily at the five military checkpoints ringing the “new camp” of Nahr al Bared – a sparsely inhabited area whose population has swelled with the arrival of some 3,100 Palestinian families whose homes in the adjoining “old camp” were razed two years ago during a fierce battle between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants.

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