A tweet by Lebanese MP, Razi El Hage, on X, beforehand Twitter, has introduced consideration to the general public a few harmful observe by the UN Refugee Company.
The tweet learn, in Arabic:
“A Housing Attestation given to Syrians in Lebanon by the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees is being circulated on social networking websites.
The provisions of the memorandum of understanding dated 9/9/2003 relating to coping with individuals who apply to the workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees and the displaced in Lebanon don’t authorize this.
For that reason, I communicated with His Excellency the Ministry of Inside and Municipalities in order that this matter stays inside the jurisdiction of the executive authorities that Lebanese legislation has assigned …
I additionally contacted the Brigadier Normal, Elias Al-Bisari, asking each to take the required actions and never permit them to make use of these papers in entrance of any public or non-public authority…and the dialog will proceed!”
It features a image exhibiting that the UNHCR has certainly given a “Housing Attestation” to a Syrian citizen.
Many criticized this transfer and accused the UNHCR of undermining Lebanese sovereignty.
In latest weeks, there was a sudden surge within the variety of Syrians being arrested and despatched again after trying to enter Lebanon illegally.
With over an equal of two million Syrians (or 50% of the Lebanese inhabitants) at its peak in addition to a disproportionately increased birthrate in a number of Lebanese areas, many are equating this to settler colonization.
Lebanese are cautious as they obtained their freedom from the Syrian occupation simply 18 years in the past following the Cedar Revolution.
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