Abbas in Lebanon: Palestinians here are guests, will “certainly return to their homeland of Palestine”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 26, 2017

 
Headline: "The members of our people in Lebanon emphasize that they stand behind the [PA] president"

"The members of our people in the refugee camps in Lebanon emphasized that they stand behind [PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas.
The entrances to the refugee camps were decorated with flags of Palestine and Lebanon, pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas and Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat,’ and signs on which were written slogans that emphasize the refugee camps’ support of the president and that they stand behind him.
President Abbas yesterday [Feb. 25, 2017] continued his official visit to Lebanon for the third consecutive day. During the visit he met with President of the Republic [of Lebanon] Michel Aoun…
In a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart, the [PA] president thanked Lebanon for its support of Palestine and the Palestinian people in all of the international forums.
The president again emphasized that the Palestinian refugees on Lebanese soil are only guests. He said that he is convinced that Lebanon will continue to take care of them nicely and embrace them to its bosom (See note below –Ed.), until their certain return to their homes and their homeland of Palestine."

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are poorly treated, facing severe legal restrictions and denied many basic human rights. They are not allowed to own property, are denied access to Lebanese health and education services – which they instead receive from UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). They are completely denied employment in certain fields – including the medical, legal and engineering fields – and have difficulty obtaining work permits in general, and suffer from very poor living conditions.