Mahmoud Zeidan is a cofounder of Aidoun Group and the Nakba archive.
During the last Israeli aggression on Lebanon, thousands of Lebanese families fled to the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el Hilweh in Saida, to escape the Israeli planes that chased them all the way. Palestinian refugees along with local NGOs in the camp sped to relieve the guests and provide them with food, mattresses and cover to live in dignity until they returned to their villages. This time, the Palestinian refugees and the displaced Lebanese shared not only the pains of exile and old histories but also the dream of return.
Hussein Loubani - Nahr el Bared camp, Lebanon
One day we will return to our own Home,
And succumb to tender hopes.
We will return no matter how much time passes,
And distances separate us.
--A song by prominent singer Fairouz