Palestinians Threaten Violence & Mass Uprisings Across Lebanon

The Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are threatening all out violence if the Lebanese Army does not quit pursuing the Fatah al-Islam terrorists.

Palestinians children watch tyres burn after setting them on fire during a protest in Beddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon May 22, 2007. Lebanese tanks and artillery battered the Palestinian Nahr al-Bared refugee camp where Islamist militants are holed up for a third day on Tuesday, amid growing concern for the plight of 40,000 civilians trapped there. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

The leader of the Fatah group in Lebanon threatened uprisings across the country if the government continued to go after the terrorists in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp.
Aljazeera reported:

Palestinians angered by the assault on the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon have set fire to car tyres at three other camps.

The protests at Ain el-Hilweh, Lebanon’s largest Palestinian camp, Rashidiyeh and Beddawi have raised fears of an uprising by Palestinians across the country.

Fatah said on Tuesday that refugees across Lebanon could rise up if the army continues shelling the camp in which fighters from the Fatah al-Islam group, which split from the mainstream group, are under siege.

“If the random shelling does not stop… there will be uprisings in all the camps in Lebanon,” Sultan Abul Aynayn, the head of Fatah in the country, told the AFP news agency.

Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, via Ya Libnan:

Name of camps and number of Registered refugees

Mar Elias camp …………612 refugees
Burj el-Barajneh camp…15,484 refugees
Dbayeh camp…………….4,002 refugees
Shatila camp……………..8,212 refugees
Ein el-Hilweh camp …….45,004 refugees
Mieh Mieh camp…………4,473 refugees
El-Buss camp….. ……….9,287 refugees
Rashidieh camp….. ……25,745 refugees
Burj el-Shemali camp….18,625 refugees
Nahr el-Bared camp……30,439 refugees
Beddawi camp…………..15,641 refugees
Wavel camp……………..7,551 refugees
Dikwaneh & Nabatieh (destroyed camps) …..16,282
+ 9,595 refugees distributed throughout the camps.

Reuters posts terrorist closeups at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp:

A Palestinian militant from Fatah al-Islam runs inside the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon May 22, 2007. The Lebanese army shelled Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared to try to flush out Islamist militants for a third day on Tuesday, amid growing concern for the plight of 40,000 civilians trapped there. (REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir)

Snapped Shot has more on Mohamed Azakir and his uncanny knack to photograph the terrorists and their human shields up close and personal.

Abu Kais at From Beirut to the Beltway has more on the human shield factor.
Blacksmiths of Lebanon has more on the action.

Previously:
Lebanese Troops Battle Syrian Sponsored Al Qaeda Group- 48 Dead!
Death Toll at 65 in Lebanon- Wanted Terrorist Among Dead
Fighting Rages in Lebanon- Fatah al-Islam Bombs Beirut Markets

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