Residents of Ain al-Hilweh look at the obituary announcing Kourayem's death on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Ain al-Hilweh mourns victim of celebratory gunfire"Let me kiss him for the last time," said the aggrieved mother of Kamal Kourayem, a victim of celebratory gunfire that erupted in Ain al-Hilweh as throngs gathered in the camp to rejoice at the open-ended cease-fire in Gaza. Kourayem, who was laid to rest Wednesday, was killed after one of the many thousands of stray bullets shot in the air struck him, immediately after a Hamas official announced from the Khaled Ibn al-Walid's minaret that the latest war in Gaza was over. With over 120,000 residents, Ain al-Hilweh is Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, and many of its residents have weapons.Following Tuesday's incident, activity in the camp was subdued.The death of Kourayem by a stray bullet wasn't unprecedented in Ain al-Hilweh.
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