A Palestinian refugee boy holds a banner saying: "It's my right to receive treatment", during the protest. Mohammed Zaatari/The Daily Star
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Palestinians launched fresh protests over U.N. aid cuts in south Lebanon Friday, warning of civil disobedience in all refugee camps if UNRWA fails to resume vital services critical to their livelihoods, including full medical coverage.Palestinians from the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh and the nearby Mieh Mieh camp rallied outside the agency's office in Sidon, holding banners demanding it reconsider the aid cuts. "People are dying at the doors of hospitals," Maher Shabayta, the secretary of the Fatah Movement, said.He vowed to continue the protests to press UNRWA to reverse its aid cuts, including the 15 percent that patients are forced to pay to enter hospitals.
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