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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Construction on a wall surrounding a south Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp resumed Wednesday despite controversy surrounding the project.Shehab News Agency, affiliated with Palestinian Movement Hamas, said Tuesday that construction of the wall surrounding Ain al-Hilweh had been suspended. Palestinian factions and some Lebanese officials are divided over the wall, which is intended to improve security an area that has seen numerous violent clashes.The main Palestinian factions in the area are aware of the Lebanese government's plan to build the wall, Hammoud added.Hammoud also pointed out that the wall will replace a barbed wire barrier that is in the area.Hamas on Tuesday condemned the construction of the wall, warning of a "policy of collective isolation" of the Palestinian camps and calling for a comprehensive Palestinian-Lebanese dialogue to take place.
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