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South Gatherings

 

Sikkeh Gathering

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Gathering profile: The gathering is located in south Lebanon, in the North-eastern corner of Ein el Helweh camp and is out of UNRWA mandate. The Palestinian families came from different camps all over Lebanon and settled there for security reasons, starting in 1974. The gathering was originally larger but the government gave compensation to people in the 1990’s and many families returned back to their camps, mainly Rashedeye and Borj al Chemali.

 

 Land Ownership: The land is public and belongs to the Ministry of Transport.

  

Maashouk Gathering

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Gathering profile: The gathering was created in 1948 after the Arab-Israeli war. The refugees first settled in villages in southern Lebanon and then moved to Mashouk. It is located 3 km east of Tyre city on the main road leading to Borj Al Shemale camp.

 

Land Ownership: The land is public and belongs to the Lebanese government. The refugees are occupying the land illegally.

Wasta Gathering

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Gathering profile: After they left Palestine in 1948, the refugees moved for several years from a village to another in south Lebanon. They started to gather in Wasta around 1955. The gathering is located on the sea coast between Saida and Tyre.

 

Land Ownership: The land is public and belongs to al Kharayeb municipality. The refugees are occupying the land illegally but the municipality accepts it.

Burghuliyeh Gathering

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Gathering profile: Burghuliyeh was created in 1948. The Palestinians moved there because they knew some Lebanese who used to work in Palestine. The gathering is divided in two areas, the northern one and the southern one. Burghuliyeh south is mainly inhabited by Lebanese families and Burghuliyeh north by Palestinians. The gathering is located a few km away from Tyre.

 

Land Ownership: The land belongs for half to the Lebanese government and for half to Lebanese private owners. The refugees are occupying the land illegally.

Jal Al Bahar & Nahr El Samer

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Gathering profile: Jal el Baher was built in 1954. When Jal El Baher’s first refugees were displaced from Palestine in 1948, they stayed in the southern villages of Lebanon for a few years and then moved to the coast where they established the gathering. At the beginning, the houses were made of mud and cane. Jal el Baher is located on a sandy area by the sea within the city of Tyre.

 

Land Ownership: The land belongs to Tyre municipality. The refugees are occupying the land illegally. There have been some threats of eviction.

 

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