BEIRUT: An official with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad held talks over the weekend with the head of Lebanon’s General Security on the situation of Palestinian refugees in the country.
Both Abu Imad Rifai, the Islamic Jihad representative, and Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim stressed on the need to preserve security inside Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and “keep them away from disputes in the country and the region.”
According to an Islamic Jihad statement, the discussions between the two also focused on the issue of Palestinian refugees coming from Syria to Lebanon and ways of providing them with assistance as well as settling their temporary legal stay in the country.
“The meeting stressed on making their [Palestinians refugees] stay in Lebanon easier and secure their needs until the situation is convenient for them to [return] to the camps in Syria,” the statement said.
The crisis in Syria has forced some 13,000 Palestinians to flee to Lebanon.