> Mansur started a committee of shop owners to help resolve disputes and bridge that gap.
Many of the older crowds see the Syrians having preferential treatment from the government and stand across a cultural divide. Because before Arab Street was Arab Street, it was Little Beirut, a quiet haven of Lebanese and Palestinian shops.>>
He's a former Palestinian fighter who came here in the 90s, but now he's a peacemaker between the factions. When Amar opened his restaurant in 2016, Arab street gangs demanded protection money. So Mansur stepped in, helped him find a new location, and became his partner.>>