Lebanese - PA summit agrees on need to control armed Palestinians in Lebanon
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Tuesday with Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, in the French capital, Paris. The two agreed that unrestricted movements of weapons and fighters in Palestinian refugee camps are harmful to Lebanon.
In a joint statement issued after the 45-minute long talks, both leaders expressed "great concern" about the flow of weapons and armed groups in refugee camps, which "negatively influence the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon."
Abbas told reporters that Palestinians should remember that they are "guests" in Lebanon and are not above the law.
Siniora stated the presence of armed Palestinians outside Lebanon's refugee camps is "not helpful," and that officials need more talks on how to contain weapons within the camps.
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