Palestinian Refuge for 6 Decades, Now Flooded From Syria
I saw some shitty British Hezbollah fan [Kevin Ovenden] the other day eulogise the unity of a Beirut conference on fighting Israel, and call for support for the revolutionary forces in the region. But there is no support for those made to suffer by Assad, Hezbollah is murdering in Syria, and making refugee lives miserable in Lebanon. A nation that oppresses another will never itself be free.
"One young Palestinian, Ayman Saed, fled Syria after being detained for eight months. His crime: trying to escape the government cordon around Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, ruled and fought over by insurgents, starved and bombarded by the security forces. Amjad Hariri, 31, a Syrian from the southern city of Dara’a, said he lost two brothers, shot as they tried to flee security forces early in the uprising that began with protests in 2011. Soon after, his sister Majdaleen, 14, was shot in the face by a sniper as she walked to a government office. When Syrian insurgents periodically claim responsibility for attacks on Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militia allied with the Syrian government, angry men come to “take revenge” on Syrians, he said."