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Why Lebanon does not grant rights

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Submitted by himachel (Italy), Mar 1, 2009 at 17:17

No wonder. After the disaster during the1980's (over 12,000 civilians dead) what politician of average intelligence could allow for the strengthening of a palestinian community in a country bordering with Israel (you already said they are a tenth of the population). Not to mention the likelihood of PLO joining Shia in their occasional firing, triggering Israeli ridiculously exagerated retaliation. PLO were also responsible for the death of many Lebanese. They felt it was their country and not an unfortunate host. A large number sought for protection by placing tanks to fire at israeli planes near civilian residences and hospitals, schools etc. with the disastrous and predictable effect of killing innocent people. I feel sorry for those individuals yet why does Lebanon have to pay such a heavy price?

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