Amnesty report criticizes Lebanon on alleged abuses in Palestinian camp

November 2, 2007 17:41

The Lebanese government on Friday criticized this week's Amnesty International report on events in a northern Palestinian refugee camp, saying the report failed to highlight that Lebanon was subjected to terror attacks from militants holed up inside the camp. On Wednesday, the London-based human rights watchdog called on Lebanese authorities to investigate reports of looting and human rights abuses inside Nahr el-Bared camp after it fell into army hands. "The Lebanese government does not accept at all any violation of the law or human rights, especially against our Palestinian refugee brothers," the government said. "Lebanon was subjected to crimes carried by the terrorist gang Fatah Islam that attacked the Lebanese and Palestinian people," said a statement Friday by the a government agency that deals with Palestinian issues in Lebanon.

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