Nobody knows how to describe the current state of the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The situation has become miserable, regardless of the historical reasons that caused it. The memories bring us back 70 years when the Zionist massacres in 1947-48 forced Palestinians to flee their homeland, leaving behind their houses and assets, fearing for their children and their families.
The Palestinian landowners and rightful residents became refugees living in camps, both near and far away from their native country, replaced by immigrants, citizens of other countries who have occupied their homes and lands, killed men and women, destroyed stones, and cut trees. All this for a sinister promise which is the Balfour Declaration, issued 100 years ago. A promise issued by colonial Great Britain to surrender the Palestinian land to the Zionist entity and to those who had never owned anything.
The Palestinians have not forgiven and will never forgive that promise. As they will never forget their right to return to their homeland, despite the misery, poverty, deprivation and injustice experienced in their life as refugees.