Friday, June 29, 2007
Palestinian men, gather trying to help a seriously injured Palestinian man laying on the ground, who was wounded when Lebanese troops opened fire on angry Palestinian refugees during a protest at the Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Friday June 29, 2007. Lebanese troops on Friday opened fire on angry Palestinian refugees trying to march back home to their besieged camp in northern Lebanon, and wounded several, security officials said. (AP Photo)
"BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese troops fired on Palestinian refugees trying to march home to their besieged camp in northern Lebanon on Friday, and at least two people were killed and 20 wounded, Palestinian officials said.
Thousands of refugees fled the Nahr el-Bared camp after the army began battling Islamic militants there May 20, and most took shelter in the Beddawi camp three miles away. But with Fatah Islam militants still holding out in Nahr el-Bared, the displaced refugees are now demanding to be allowed home.
On Friday, about 2,000 refugees staged a protest at the Beddawi camp, and some then tried to march to Nahr el-Bared.
When they reached an army checkpoint outside Nahr el-Bared, the military told them to disperse and return to Beddawi. As the refugees marched, the soldiers opened fire, first in the air and then into the crowd, in an attempt to disperse the marchers, the Palestinian officials said......
Protests over the fighting at Nahr el-Bared also were held Friday in Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon and in Beirut, but no violence was reported at those rallies......."
That cowardly "Lebanese Army" only knows how to kill helpless Palestinian refugees; but make no mistake about it no army in the world, and I repeat, in the world, is better at serving tea to the IOF than that "Army."