About 270 Syrian families have been forced to leave the town of Bsharri in northern Lebanon over the past few days, due to collective violence by a group of Lebanese youths against the Syrian refugees in the area.
The reprisals began following an incident between a Lebanese youth and a Syrian last Monday (23/11/2020), which resulted in the killing of the Lebanese, and the racist reaction was violent by groups of Lebanese youths, who attacked and expelled Syrians, burned some of their property, and killed three of them.
Lebanon is witnessing a sharp division, while it witnesses sympathy with the Syrian refugees fleeing the violence of the Syrian regime and its explosive barrels, on the other hand, it witnesses racist campaigns, hate address against them and calls for their deportation, and the Syrian regime, in addition to Lebanese official figures, is participating in these campaigns for various political purposes.
The Syrian Human rights Committee, which thanks our people in Lebanon who sympathize with their brothers, condemns the hate campaigns by other parties.
We urge our refugee brothers in Lebanon and everywhere else to respect the laws of the host countries, we urge them to act positively, and we condemn every act that disturbs security, and we condemn every crime committed by any party.
The Syrian Human Rights committee
28th November 2020