More Deported Lebanese Arrive from UAE

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Several Lebanese deported from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Beirut on Sunday for the second day in a row, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said the Lebanese nationals residing in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman arrived at Rafik Hariri International Airport but refused to talk to the press.

At least four of the expelled Lebanese had returned on Saturday.

On Friday, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil said the UAE expelled 70 Lebanese nationals, mostly Shiites.

It gave them 24 hours to leave, he said.

Hundreds of Lebanese, mostly Shiites, have been quietly deported from the UAE since 2009.

Deportations of Shiites from oil-rich Gulf states rose in 2013 after Hizbullah joined Syrian government forces in Syria's civil war.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam raised the matter on Saturday with his UAE counterpart Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also Dubai ruler, on the sidelines of an economic conference in Sharm el-Sheikh

Maktoum stressed that the UAE has neither a policy nor an intention to target Lebanese residents, according to a statement issued by Salam's press office.

He pointed out that the measures taken against some Lebanese expats are merely linked to security concerns and don't exceed this limit.

Comments 11
Thumb EagleDawn 15 March 2015, 17:30

Enjoy Dahieh and leave behind the stresses of Dubai. You are now among your loved ones:)

Thumb justin 15 March 2015, 18:53


Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) 15 March 2015, 17:41

please, we all know you have nothing clever to say, so shut up. Thank you

Thumb justin 15 March 2015, 18:52

idiots like this mouthpiece above is paid to post. Before you utter your stupid comments think how many Lebanese work in the Gulf and how many Gulf nationals work in Lebanon and who would lose most. Seriously idiotic comments.

Thumb kanaanljdid 15 March 2015, 18:56

They should have been deported to Iran, it's just closer and more appropriate.

Thumb Candice 15 March 2015, 19:16

lol @full.disclosure.

Thumb Candice 15 March 2015, 19:18

terrorism is very creative and always is an option for people of your tribe:)

Thumb EagleDawn 15 March 2015, 20:19

I observed that you received 7 up votes in just 20 minutes:) you agree?

Missing helicopter 15 March 2015, 22:11

If Lebanon deported all those of Security risk concern, it will include about $1M individuals that will have to depart to Iran, Syria, KSA, Checkneya and Palestine. We will have a cleaner country, better infrastructure, better tourists, better economy and yes more security. Alas we did not do that and those posing security concern are almost outnumbering the true Lebanese.

Thumb shab 15 March 2015, 23:40

Good news

Thumb geha 16 March 2015, 06:52

this a direct result to your hizbushaitan terrorist and extremist actions.
why are you surprised?