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  7/2/2014, Tammuz 4, 5774

Lebanon is Denying Entry to 'Palestinians' Fleeing Syria


An Amnesty International report released on Tuesday reveals that Lebanon has been implementing a discriminatory practice, blocking entry for "Palestinians" - descendants of Arab residents who left Israel in 1948 - who are fleeing the bloody conflict in Syria.

The report notes that while "Palestinian refugees" from Syria need to meet conditions for temporary residence in or transit through Lebanon; the same conditions are not required from regular Syrians fleeing the war.