Palestinian youths burn the Israeli flag during a protest in support of Gaza in downtown Beirut on Sunday, June 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
As the weekslong bombardment of Gaza by Israeli armed forces continues, with the death toll topping 1,000 over the weekend, several youth organizations within Lebanon's numerous Palestinian camps are organizing demonstrations almost daily.But there is increasing tension between such groups and more established political factions over how to show solidarity with Gaza, youth activists told The Daily Star. Factions take representation very seriously, and every camp has someone who speaks on behalf of each of the different Palestinian political organizations.But Dimaci believes that these allegiances are handcuffing youth leaders, who are forced to tow the party line. Hajj Rifaat Shanaa, a senior member of Fatah in the Mar Elias camp, saw this as a natural occurrence rather than as a problem, and said members from all factions had been protesting regularly under multiple banners.For many, this is the root problem: a simmering tension between the young and the old, between the potential leaders of tomorrow and the leaders of today.
Back to Roots familiarizes expats with their Lebanese heritage
Turning women into entrepreneurs in Shatila
Lebanon’s Syrian refugees to face aid cuts
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE