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A half million Palestinian refugees are registered in Syria and slightly fewer in Lebanon. Most have remained in Syria, but with the escalation of fighting in and around their camps in recent weeks, hundreds of Palestinian families began seeking safer havens in neighboring Lebanon.

As VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports from Beirut, these Palestinians have now been twice displaced.

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