Clashes erupt in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon; one killed

19.12.2011                      23.Kislev. 5772

Libanon:

Clashes erupt in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon; one killed

Fatah members battle suspected Islamic extremists in Ain el-Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon; hostility has been running high in camp due to recent regional tensions.

Sporadic clashes broke out between armed factions in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp on Sunday after the bodyguard of an official there was killed, a witness and security officials said.
Fighters supporting the mainstream Fatah party clashed with gunmen suspected of belonging to extremist Islamist parties, shooting at each other and firing rocket propelled grenades in Ain el-Hilweh in southern Lebanon….