Palestinians shop for vegetables in the refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, Monday, June 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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An elite security force made up of approximately 150 members from all Palestinian factions is set to be deployed at the camp in order to restore security following a recent series of security incidents and assassinations.The elite force is being formed as a result of a collective decision by Palestinian factions to quell unrest in the camp, which last month culminated in violent clashes between the followers of Bilal Badr, who led Fatah al-Islam, and supporters of Talal Urduni, who himself was the target of an assassination attempt on May 20 .The force will include 75 members of the Palestine Liberation Organization, 40 from the Alliance of Palestinian Factions, 20 from the Islamist forces, and 15 from Ansar Ullah. A source with the Palestinian Islamist forces told The Daily Star that the group remains cautious about the force's deployment and is waiting to finalize matters with members of Jund al-Sham and Fatah al-Islam, known as the Muslim Youth.
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