Yesterday in Ein el-Hilweh camp, and today in Gaza, Palestinians lose their land and neighborhoods for different reasons, with occupation and displacement serving as the common thread that binds their struggles.
This article delves into the history of Ein el-Hilweh camp in South Lebanon, its neighborhoods, and the surrounding areas, exploring the impact of repeated clashes and the forms in which normal life returns to it. By recalling the camp’s neighborhoods and history, we aim to create a social and spatial map to preserve the camp, not only in the memories of its residents, but in its physical existence as well.
This article is part of a series titled “The Camp and the City: Narrating Lebanese Regions from the Perspective of Palestinian Camps.” The series focuses on Palestinian camps in Lebanon, providing information on their history, neighborhoods, and spatial realities. It specifically focuses on camps that have been erased, destroyed, or are currently facing crises.
Read the full Article in Arabic here.