Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
MONDAY, 21 APR 2014
02:27 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
18 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Tripoli shop owners demand compensation
A traffic seen in Tripoli (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
A traffic seen in Tripoli (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
A+ A-

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The owners of shops damaged in the recent fighting in Tripoli demanded immediate compensation from the government’s Higher Relief Committee, as the Army began Tuesday to survey the damage in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood.

The shop owners urged Prime Minister Najib Mikati to ask the Education Ministry to exempt the families of students in Bab al-Tabbaneh from having to pay tuition fees for 2012-2013.

Seventeen people were killed and over 120 wounded late last month in armed clashes between supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen and residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh where anti-Assad sentiment runs high.

Retaliatory torching of shops accompanied the clashes, some targeting establishments in Bab al-Tabbaneh. Similar rounds of violence broke out in May and June between the two districts.

The Army is surveying damages and the HRC will pay the compensation once its work is completed.

During a meeting in Tripoli Tuesday, the committee following up on compensation payments to shop owners in Bab al-Tabbaneh urged the HRC to accelerate the surveying process and to pay those shop owners whose businesses had been affected.

“This is because all shops in Bab al-Tabbaneh have sustained losses, lost their clients and capital and cannot continue business amid these difficult circumstances,” the committee said.

On the request for neighborhood students to be excused from paying tuition fees this forthcoming academic year, the statement added: “This is because the students’ parents could not afford paying tuition fees due to the security incidents which have occurred since May, resulting in a decline in the income of owners of shops.”

“This might increase the level of school dropouts and create social instability in Bab al-Tabbaneh,” the statement added.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 05, 2012, on page 4.
Home Lebanon News
 
     
 
Lebanon
Advertisement
Comments  

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.

comments powered by Disqus
More from
Antoine Amrieh
 
 
Minor explosion in n. Lebanon kills two children
 
 
Four Tripoli militia leaders turn themselves in to Army
 
 
Tripoli militia commanders surrender to Army
 
 
Three children killed in Akkar house blaze
 
 
Authorities arrest more suspects in Tripoli, Bekaa
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Saturday April 19, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS