5 killed in clashes at Lebanon camp

Fierce Clashes Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon

Fierce Clashes Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon

Beirut- Clashes in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon came to a halt on Tuesday after Lebanese and Palestinian parties forced the Fatah Movement to accept a deal that ends the clashes with the "Bilal Badr" group.

According to United Nations figures, roughly 460,000 Palestinians are now living in 12 refugee camps scattered across Lebanon.

Palestinian factions in the camp accused a small militant group linked to an extremist Islamist of firing on the security force after demanding that the deployment not extend to its area of influence.

The agreement between the factions led Bilal Badr to flee the Al-Tireh neighborhood of the camp in return for the recently re-established joint security forces to deploy.

Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Sunday at least two people have been killed since the clashes began.

Inside the camp, Palestinian charitable groups distributed bread and water to residents most affected by the fighting after the clashes damaged water tanks supplying several neighbourhoods.

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An injured member of the Palestinian Fateh Movement stands guard during clashes that erupted between the Palestinian Fatah Movement and Islamists in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh near the southern port city. There are some 450,000 Palestinian refugees living in 12 refugee camps in Lebanon.

The spokesman for the Council of Palestinian Scholars in Lebanon said the radical groups were issuing fatwas authorizing the killing of people they disagreed with.

The incident has raised fears of spiraling violence in Ain el-Hilweh, which has seen intermittent clashes in recent months. It was established in 1948, to host Palestinians displaced by Israeli forces during the establishment of Israel.

An adjacent highway has been cut and patients moved from the Sidon governmental hospital next to the camp.

Many people wanted by the Lebanese authorities are believed to have taken refuge in the camp.

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