A senior delegation from Hamas, headed by the movement’s representative in Lebanon Ahmad Abdel Hadi, has met Monday with Turkish ambassador to Lebanon Hakan Shakeel.
The delegation, including Hamas political deputy chief in Lebanon Jihad Taha, head of Lebanese Relations Ayman Shanaa, and head of Political and Media Relations Abdel Majeed Awad, briefed the Turkish envoy on the latest developments of the Palestinian cause and the situation of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, especially after the Labour Ministry’s measures against Palestinian workers.
Abdel Hadi discussed the situation in Palestine, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, adding that the Palestinian Joint Operation Room is able to defend its people against any possible Israeli aggression.
The Hamas official updated the Turkish ambassador on the Palestinian situation in Lebanon, highlighting the necessity to grant the Palestinian refugees their civil and humanitarian rights.
Deploring the measures imposed by Lebanese Labour Ministry on Palestinian workers, Abdel Hadi called on the Labour Minister to backtrack on his move, as it does not go in line with supporting the Palestinian refugees until they return to their homelands and villages from which they were forced out in 1948.
The Turkish envoy, in turn, welcomed the delegation, expressing his country’s constant position towards the Palestinian cause and people.
Both sides reiterated the necessity to boost bilateral relations and coordination in a way that serves the Palestinian people at home and abroad.