Lebanese burn “Hanin Al-Minya” camp for Syrian refugees
Yesterday, a fighting between members of a Lebanese family and Syrian workers led to the burning of the “Bhannin Al-Minya” camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Lebanese security sources reported that the confusion began when Syrian workers demanded a wage that the employers refused to pay, and the disputes between them developed into a fighting that left at least 3 people wounded, and soon resulted in firing bullets by the young Lebanese from the “Al-Mir” family and setting fire to the tents of the Syrian refugees in the “Bahnin El-Minya” camp near “Tripoli” in northern Lebanon.
While the firefighting teams intervened to control the fires, the security forces and the Lebanese army came to control the situation in the “Miniyeh” area, whereas more than 100 tents turned into ashes due to the fires.
In addition to hearing the sounds of explosions from inside the camp during the fire caused by the gas cylinders in the tents.
A spokesman for the UN high commissioner for refugees “Khaled Kabbara”, said that the fire spread to all the tents which are made out of plastic panels and wood, indicating that the camp houses about 75 Syrian families.
Dozens of Syrian refugees have become homeless after the camp burned down, and pictures broadcast by the local media showed the effects of the destruction that hit the camp, and the refugee families gathered on the side of the road after losing the simple tents that were sheltering them.
Racist incidents against Syrian refugees in Lebanon are renewed as last November, the town of Bcharra, in northern Lebanon, witnessed security tensions against the backdrop of a Syrian accusation of killing a Lebanese citizen, which resulted in tension that resulted in the displacement of approximately 270 Syrian families from the area in fear of being targeted due to a single incident.