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Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Subjected to Precarious Legal Status

Published : 08-01-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Subjected to Precarious Legal Status

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to face a bleak future due to their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation addressing the unique situation of the Palestinians of Syria has made them vulnerable to marginalization within the Lebanese polity, both as inpiduals and as a community.

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon are also treated as foreigners rather than as asylum-seekers and are, thus, denied the right to renewed stays and subjected to forced deportation.

Recently, refugees and activists have slammed the calls launched by the Palestine Embassy and popular committees affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization urging Palestinian refugees to return to Syria and vowing to grant returnees a sum of $1,000 per every single family, as pledged by the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The refugees denounced the absence of serious arrangements and coordination with the Syrian authorities, UNRWA, and other concerned bodies as regards the return of Palestinian families from Lebanon to Syria. 59% of those families used to take shelter in the unreconstructed Yarmouk Camp. Returnees risk being arrested, displaced, or forcibly recruited by pro-government battalions.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8141

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to face a bleak future due to their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation addressing the unique situation of the Palestinians of Syria has made them vulnerable to marginalization within the Lebanese polity, both as inpiduals and as a community.

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon are also treated as foreigners rather than as asylum-seekers and are, thus, denied the right to renewed stays and subjected to forced deportation.

Recently, refugees and activists have slammed the calls launched by the Palestine Embassy and popular committees affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization urging Palestinian refugees to return to Syria and vowing to grant returnees a sum of $1,000 per every single family, as pledged by the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The refugees denounced the absence of serious arrangements and coordination with the Syrian authorities, UNRWA, and other concerned bodies as regards the return of Palestinian families from Lebanon to Syria. 59% of those families used to take shelter in the unreconstructed Yarmouk Camp. Returnees risk being arrested, displaced, or forcibly recruited by pro-government battalions.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8141