A security forces unit is preparing to raid the Dbayeh Palestinian refugee camp and destroy around 20 illegal buildings, NOW learned on Saturday.
According to the report, the security forces are surrounding the camp with a number of bulldozers to destroy the two-story buildings.
Hamas’ representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka condemned the news, and warned that such a step could escalate the tension between security forces and the refugees in all camps in Lebanon.
“The camp’s residents called [Hamas] at midnight and asked for help,” Baraka told NOW.
“The Lebanese state does not ban buildings inside the camp. We can find two-story buildings in all camps, so why is the camp that is inhabited by Christian Palestinians targeted?”
Baraka also noted that the targeted buildings in the Dbayeh camp are located on land that belongs to the UNRWA.