Boys carry a fake gun as they play in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, Monday, June 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari) =
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Ramadan kicks off this weekend without deployment of elite security forces in Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh camp, a long standing promise yet to be fulfilled by the Palestinian factions.Speaking to The Daily Star, sources familiar with the issue explained that there were disputes among the Palestinian factions in charge of forming the forces, saying Hamas and Fatah in particular had major disagreements. After clashes and attacks at the camp the factions agreed on forming the force to maintain stability and security.Fatah and Hamas are at odds over identifying officers to supervise the security force's work.Quoting the Lebanese authorities, the sources told The Daily Star that the authorities asked the factions to speedily deploy the forces.The factions have also been advised to refrain from delaying the nomination of officers, as this would not bode well for the camp.
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