Falangist Party leader Sheikh Pierre Gemayel has spoken on the Palestinian involvement in the Lebanese civil war.
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Background: Falangist Party leader Sheikh Pierre Gemayel has spoken on the Palestinian involvement in the Lebanese civil war.
SYNOPSIS: Speaking at the Lebanese summer resort of Bekfaya, Sheikh Gemayel said certain press reports had mis-represented the facts concerning the situation in Lebanon. He said these reports tried to make out that the Lebanese war was between Palestinians and Lebanese.
Sheikh Gemayel declared that the Falangist Party was well aware of the Palestinian cause. He stated that any people forced out of their country must do whatever they could to recover their land.
The Falangist leader said the Palestinians were in Lebanon not because they wanted to be there nor was it through the will of the Lebanese people. He suggested that they could have been more welcome in Lebanon if some were not led astray by countries which, he said, had nothing to do with the Palestine question.
Asked about the solution to the problems caused by the Palestinian presence in Lebanon, Sheikh Gemayel said their actual presence was not contested. He stated that it was their lack of discipline that was not acceptable.