Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

As Lebanon’s elite strategizes post-war reconstruction and national reconciliation, the future of the Palestinian community in the country hinges on the outcome of the Arab-Israeli peace talks, particularly the multilateral talks on refugees. [1] Popular sentiment holds that “peace” will not produce the conditions for return or compensation. In the meantime, Palestinians living in camps in Lebanon face insurmountable odds, including poverty, unemployment and political disenfranchisement.

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How to cite this article:

Julie Peteet "Palestinians in Post-War Lebanon," Middle East Report 200 (Fall 1996).