driver of the fire engine trampled tents while children were inside
The heads of the municipalities of the Deir al-Ahmar district in Baalbek issued a decision to expel the Syrian refugees in Harf Chlefa camp, known as the Caritas camp, and ordered the Federation and municipal police to guard the entrances of the camp to ensure that the refugees will not return there.
The camp, which includes some 150 tents, saw a fire in some of its tents on Wednesday night. Lebanese civil defence vehicles attended the camp. There was a quarrel between the civil defence forces and some residents of the camp, according to what the Civil Defence Directorate said was a stone attack on the fire truck Led by Hamid Gereish, as a result of their anxiety about the dust caused by the car when entering the camp, according to the driver’s story, which the driver responded by trampling the tents while there were refugees.
In the account of refugees living in the camp, after the fire broke out, a quarrel broke out between the driver of the fire engine and one of the refugees. The driver responded by trampling the tents, causing panic among the refugees, as there were children inside the tents. They entered into a fight with the driver and he was beaten and cursed. The army had come directly to the camp and arrested some 30 refugees who remained in detention.
After that, a number of young men from the area came to the camp and began to drive quickly and hastily among the tents, forcing the refugees out of the camp in anticipation of reckless reactions by these youths.
After the residents left, a large fire broke out inside the camp on Thursday morning, in what is believed to be a deliberate fire to prevent the refugees from returning to the camp altogether.
Heads of the municipalities in Baalbek area issued a decision to expel the Syrian refugees in Harf Chlefa camp