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January 17, 2019 7:29 am

When the Arab World Stiffs Lebanese Palestinians, No One Cares

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Opinion

David Hale, US under secretary of state for political affairs, gestures as he talks with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri in Beirut, Jan. 14, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Mohamed Azakir.

In 2007, a battle between Palestinian militants and the Lebanese army destroyed the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Baled, where 20,000 people lived.

A conference in Vienna in 2008 saw the international community pledge to rebuild the camp. UNRWA requested $450 million, but only $120 million was pledged.

This week, the head of the Refugee Affairs Department, Dr. Ahmed Abu Houli, called on the donor countries that participated in that conference to honor their financial pledges to complete the reconstruction of the camp. So apparently, even the lower amount was never paid.

In cases like this, it is usually the Arab world that pledges big and never pays. And the Lebanese are still trying to get the pledged funds — 11 years later.

And as of this writing, only about half of the camp’s residents have returned.

Yet no one talks about this.

Why? Because no Jews, no news.

Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down, you already knew that.

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