Renewed fighting in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp kills one

BEIRUT – One man was killed and others injured late on Friday in a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon as a dispute between rival political groups escalated into gunbattles. Gunfire erupted again in Ain al-Hilweh camp on Saturday morning and continued throughout the day despite efforts to mediate a ceasefire, a Reuters witness said. Rocket-propelled grenades were also being fired. Two men were shot dead in the camp on Monday amid tension between members of the mainstream Palestinian faction Fatah and a hardline Islamist group. Fatah member Hussein Othman was killed in Friday’s fighting between groups of armed men, Lebanon’s National News Agency said.



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