A worker operates a concrete pump truck as the Lebanese army build a watchtower on the border of Ain al-Hilweh, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Following an agreement between the Army and Ain al-Hilweh's Palestinian factions, a security wall and watchtowers will be built around the camp.The idea and agreement to construct the wall came back in 2010, but work only began last Tuesday. Faysal added that the construction of the wall came about following meetings between the various Palestinian factions and the head of Army Intelligence in the south, Brig.As soon as construction work began, the camp erupted in rumor and misinformation concerning the Army.Following a meeting between the Army and Palestinian factions last Tuesday, a joint statement was issued by the head of the camp's factions – the first of its kind concerning the proposed wall.According to the statement, head of the Palestinian National Security Forces in Lebanon Gen. Sobhi Abu Arab confirmed that the people of Ain al-Hilweh would stand with the Army as construction works begin.
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