Arab refugees on hunger strike were filmed July 1 at a refugee camp at Saida, south of Beirut, Lebanon.
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Background: Arab refugees on hunger strike were filmed July 1 at a refugee camp at Saida, south of Beirut, Lebanon. Food shops were closed throughout the camp and angry demonstrations protested against a report by United Nations Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld, concerning the "re-integration of refugees into productive life of the area".
Refugees in Jordan and Gaza went on hunger strike in sympathy with their fellow Palestinians in Lebanon.
The camp contains some 45,000 refugee. The hunger strike was reinforced by a strike of the camp's 12,000 refugees who have been found work, and of other refugees throughout the Lebanon.
The strikes were staged as Secretary-General hammarskjoeld began talks in Cairo with UAR President Nasser. These followed the UAR detention of the Danish ship "Inge Toft" carrying an Israeli cargo through the Suez Canal to the Far East. Before the discussions, President Nasser complained there was much talk about Israel's right to use the Suez Canal, while in the West the rights of the palestinian people were ignored.