BEIRUT – Two people were killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in renewed overnight clashes between the mainstream Palestinian faction Fatah and hardline Islamists, security sources said.
The two sides exchanged heavy gunfire in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, which has regularly seen factional disputes spiral into deadly violence. The two men killed were from Fatah, the sources said, and the violence displaced a large number of the camp’s inhabitants. More than 30 people were also wounded, one of the sources said. The clashes tapered off early on Tuesday.