Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai in Sidon's predominantly Christian Darb al-Sim, in south Lebanon. (The Daily Star/ Mohammad Zaatari)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Sunday drew anger following a Sunday sermon in which he lamented "security threats" posed by the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp to a neighboring Christian town in south Lebanon. Rai, who was inaugurating a church in Sidon's Darb al-Sim, said that the Christian town suffers from "constant security threats from the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp that occupies one-third of its property". A number of Palestinian refugees and Lebanese nationals said they considered Rai's statements a call to the Lebanese government to turn over large parts of Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp to the town of Darb al-Sim.
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