Ain Al-Hilweh Refugee Camp Clashes: Foreign Agendas and Rifles; but Rather Aimless Pawns … For How Long?
Armed clashes erupted in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp, it peaked on Wednesday, 1/3/2017, and these clashes coincided with political events, starting with the dissolving of the security committee followed by the visit of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Lebanon, and it was filled by intensive meetings between the acting factions in the camp with Lebanese politicians and security officials and meetings at the Palestinian embassy in Beirut; the most prominent discussions of these meetings is the problematic and the nature of the leadership of the security committee, and the issue of the handing over of those wanted by the Lebanese state … Note that the clashes in which machine guns and missiles were used in a geographically narrow and densely populated area were aimless on the surface, but axis and barricades from the center of the camp to the north were involved, leading to the fall of one dead and seven wounded, and led to the intimidation and displacement of the safe inhabitants, not to mention the physical damage and disruption of interests, schools and services in the camp, as if this is what Palestinian refugees in Lebanon needed on top of their deprivation of the most basic human rights of ownership and work, as if they need more hardship to their existing one! Will these recurring events be the last? Is there an end to this dark tunnel?
The tragic events taking place in the camp is the result of the bitter political reality faced by Palestinian refugees in general in Lebanon since in 1948 until the present day, a reality that resulted from the tragedy of the usurping of Palestine and the displacement of its people and playing with their fate, with failed projects entitled liberation and resistance, while in reality it is surrendering and trading with them, this is interspersed by conflicts between the puppet rulers in the region, each competing to acquire the exclusive bright slogan to install his domination of the Muslims, as a sacrifice and show of loyalty to his masters the colonists who are only concerned with installing the Jewish entity on the land of Palestine. And the “international masters” have introduced another criterion that views refugees from the “terrorism” perspective, and the conflicts of the several wings within the same movement which send its messages through intermediaries on the ground, a message can say we will be in control backed by the cover of the war on “terrorism”, and an answer by another wing can say we are able to ignite the ground under your feet with the same pretext of the war on “terrorism” and with variety of issues. None of the parties was spared from the dust of the aimless battle in the Ain Al-Hilweh !! … This is taking place in light of the Lebanese political weakness of the country and its excuse of its inability to extend its authority in the camps under the pretext of commitment to (the international resolutions ) or (preservation of the right of return) or (lack of resettlement) … at a time when no party inside the camps is given legal powers to control the security situation, so now it is dealt with the people of the camps from a security perspective only, so services and living affairs are mixed with the security, and the siege is tightened around the camps, gates and wires and even the walls go up in meters, with all this , those wanted by the Lebanese state are able to sneak into the country and their presence becomes a pretext for security events.; this did not start with the tragedy of the Nahr al-Bared camp and unfortunately it does not seem that it will end with the recent events in the Ain Al-Hilweh camp.
Indeed, In short, this is the story of what happens to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon after the sixty-nine years of asylum, without going into complex details that resemble the riddles of the camp; a strange story where the exception (asylum) becomes the origin, a child born there is called a refugee!!
Hizb ut Tahrir – whose office in the Ein Al-Hilweh was not saved from the fighting between the parties, it was violated by being raided, and its members were exposed to the dangers of shelling – is a political ideological party, it is a leader that does not lie to its people, Allah willing. At the time that the party believes that the solution to the question of Palestine and its people is only a political solution, the most comprehensive one for all Muslims, which is one entity that eliminates the artificial borders and where the fake nationalities fade away by the establishment of the righteous Khilafah (Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood, by which its people and its army will eliminate the Jewish entity and those who befriended it from the puppet rulers. At the same time it adopts the partial issues arising from the division among them, so it shows them very clearly their reality and removes the mist from their eyes, and in that it will not be afraid from any one to speak the truth for the sake of Allah, Allah willing … Accordingly, we direct our address to:
To our people in the camps: beware of becoming tools for political or security projects, what you know or do not know, which make you raise your weapons in the face of one another and fight each other, and terrorize the safe people, they are actions that are best described by Allah’s saying:
وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا
“But whoever kills a believer intentionally – his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment”
And the saying of Allah سبحانه وتعالى:
مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا
“…whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption (done) in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, (even) after that, throughout the land, were transgressors”
And the saying of the Messenger ﷺ:
«لو أن أهل السماء وأهل الأرض اشتركوا في دم مؤمن لأكبهم الله في النار»
“If the inhabitants of the heavens and the inhabitants of the earth co-operate in (spilling) the blood of a believer, they will be poured into hellfire by Allah سبحانه وتعالى”. (Narrated by Tirmithi)
And the saying of the Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Abu Daoud from Abu Huraira:
«لا يَحِلُ لمُسلمٍ أن يُروعَ مسلما»
“A Muslim is forbidden from terrorizing a Muslim.”
So let it be known that anyone who incites the fighting, by funding it from outside or by executing it inside, and all those who ordered the shooting, and all those who complied with the orders and shot, they are all partners in sin, and they must repent to Allah from their mistake and grave sin, and they must never repeat it, its consequence is the wrath and curse of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His great torment ... and the people of the camp and its wise men must stop those who have no cause except that which is given to them by the one who directs them according to his agenda in Muslim countries, even if it is in a small spot such as Ain Al-Hilweh.
And to our people in Lebanon, the refugees are your brothers, they are your people, your family, your in laws, do not allow the abhorrent racism to come between you. It is a duty upon you to support them and work to provide them with a dignified life among you, so that you are not divided by dams or borders nor divided by documents and restrictions … Your support to them can be through putting pressure on politicians in Lebanon to change their treatment from the security perspective to the political perspective, and from the “terrorism” perspective which is the international criteria and is implemented now, to the Islamic perspective, which is to give them security and stand with them.
Do not forget, in your thinking and your actions that the responsibility of liberating the land of Palestine is not an issue of its people, but the cause of all Muslims … do not follow the international dictates that have only been and continues to be a disaster for you and the people of Palestine and the rest of the Muslims, in favor of the explosion of the situation and leading the region to the midst of the fighting, and to keep the region away from the blessing of ruling by Allah’s Shariah (laws) and its unity in one state that liberates the lands and look after the affairs of Muslims and protects their covenant, blood, honor and money.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ
“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered”
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Lebanon
5 Jumada II 1438 AH