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Syrian Migrants: We Refuse Qatar’s Aid

Most migrants, who fled from the Syrian villages of Rabla and Kasir to al-Kah village in Lebanon, still fear media appearance. The threat and terror they witnessed lately by the so-called Free Syrian Army, and the kidnapping and murder practiced against them put them in a state of caution and fear from these acts.

The Christians of Rabla and Kasir refused to receive aid from the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and treatment from the migrant clinic, since they consider Qatar the major funder of these centres and the armed terrorist groups who drove them unrightfully from their homes.

Qatar, in their opinion, is an accomplice in the vandalising and murder, so these migrants make do with the slight aid packages from Caritas organisation, the village’s Church, its municipality, and the benevolent from al-Kah residents.

Moreover, the number of Christian families who migrated to al-Kah village are estimated at about 150 families; some live with their relatives, and most in rental residences (at least 300$ monthly).

For his part, al-Kah’s mayor Milad Rezk appealed the authorities “to even the aids between migrants be concerned with humanitarian support irrelevant of the migrant’s political preference as is occurring now.”

It is noteworthy to mention that 7 of Rabla’s townspeople are still kidnapped from 10 days ago, and their families receive phone calls from the abductees demanding a ransom of 6 million Syrian pounds (around 84500 US Dollars). The kidnappers demanded that the kidnapped release be in exchange for the so-called Free Syrian Army prisoners. Also, they demanded in exchange for their release that the Rabla townspeople recognise the armed groups and stand against the Syrian regime.

Original Source: al-Ahed News, translated and edited by moqawama.org

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