A senior Hamas delegation headed by Mousa Abu Marzouk, political bureau member of the Movement, met with Lebanese officials in Beirut over pro-Palestine support. The Hamas delegation met with the Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salaam and the President of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee Hassan Mneimneh. Both parties discussed the latest developments emerging on the Palestinian and Lebanese socio-political scene and the UNRWA cuts of its health services for Palestinian refugees.
The delegation further met with Fouad Siniora, former Lebanese Prime Minister and leader of the Future Parliamentary Bloc. Both sides discussed the situation in the Palestinian refugee camps and the serious repercussions of the UNRWA cuts.
Abu Marzouk also held talks with the President of the International Federation of Resistance Scholars, Sheikh Maher Hammoud, who stressed the importance of the Palestinian resistance in the face of the Israeli occupation.
The Hamas delegates further met with the head of the Jama’a Islamiya, Azzam al-Ayoubi, and the Palestinian ambassador in Lebanon. Abu Marzouk and his accompanying Hamas representatives paid a visit to the Palestinian refugees rallying outside the UNRWA headquarters in Lebanon and expressed Hamas’s support for their protest against the UNRWA cuts. The senior Hamas official also popped in the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp and kept record of the tragic circumstances endured by the Palestinian refugees there.