Property rights scarce for Palestinians in Lebanon

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Where next? After 40 years living in Qasrmiyeh, Nasr Ali Mohammad, 69, is worried she will soon be evicted

Property rights scarce for Palestinians in Lebanon

Qasmiyeh, 24 December 2013 (IRIN) - “If they throw us out, we will end up in the sea,” Zahar Sayed Ghadbaan says, her anger not entirely disguised by the joking tone. “We have nowhere else to go but here,” she says, gesturing towards the small hand-built home with a corrugated iron roof.

The Ghadbaan family is one of 75 in the Palestinian gathering, or informal settlement, of Qasmiyeh in south Lebanon, where they are living with the prospect that their homes might be destroyed. Like m...

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