Rashidieh

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Graffiti on camp's landscape

Rashidieh Camp or Al Rashidiya is a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, located south of the city of Tyre (Sur). In 2006 it had about 18,000 residents.[1][2] The camp’s physical landscape signifies the growth of Palestinian nationalism in refugee camps. Palestinians express their hope to return to their homes by displaying murals, posters and flags which clearly portrays their attempts to produce and reproduce Palestinian national identity.[3] It borders the Tyre Coast Reserve.

Notable people[edit]

Samir El-Youssef (born 1965) writer and critic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lebanese families find shelter at Palestinian refugee camp by Anthony Shadid Washington Post Foreign Service July 25, 2006 Washington Post
  2. ^ "Camp Profiles: Rashidieh". UNRWA. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Adam Ramadan, “A Refugee Landscape: Writing Palestinian Nationalisms in Lebanon,” School of Geography, Oxford: University of Oxford, 71.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Camp Profiles". unrwa.org. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Retrieved 2 July 2015.