Posted by: r.m. | September 13, 2009

Nahr el Bared: reconstruction stops


A call for a civil demonstration in solidarity with the residents of Nahr el Bared after the halting of the reconstruction of their camp
Wednesday September 16, 2009/ 11:00 a.m.
Gathering at al-Nour Plazza/ Tripoli

From the Nahr el Bared blog:

This call [to halt reconstruction] comes after a court order decision taken on the 18th of August 2009 by Andre Sader, a judge in the Lebanese Legislative Council, ordering to freeze the backfilling process of the archeological site in Nahr el Bared reconstruction project, for 2 months. The halting of backfilling is in essence a stopping of the commencement of reconstruction in Nahr el bared. This action comes after two years of delaying bureaucratic procedures, where every decision concerning the reconstruction project, including planning and design decisions of the master plan, required governmental, ministerial and political approvals. More significantly this is the first time that a decision which halts actual work on site is taken, hence prolonging the displacement period of more than 20,000 Palestinian refugees.


p.s. as  a reminder of the Nahr el Bared crisis, here’s a piece I wrote in 2007.


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