Gunmen run during clashes in Ain al-Hilweh between Fatah supporters and Islamist movements. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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A second truce deal failed Tuesday to stop clashes between rival Palestinian gunmen in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in south Lebanon, killing one and wounding seven, as the fighting threatened to plunge the area into a wider conflict.Ibrahim discussed the situation in the Palestinian camps with senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad.Around noon, a column of black smoke rose from the camp as the fighting intensified. Abu Arab Monday told The Daily Star that the Fatah Movement would retaliate against the attacks, warning that it would no longer accept the onslaughts.The clashes coincided with a visit to the camp by dissident Fatah commander Mohammed Dahlan's wife and son. His wife reportedly seeks to increase Dahlan's influence in Ain al-Hilweh's Fatah Movement at the expense of mainstream Fatah commanders who follow Abbas. Following a meeting with Hariri in south Lebanon's Majdalyoun, UNRWA Lebanon Director Hakam Shahwan told The Daily Star that the security situation in Ain al-Hilweh was preventing the agency's staff from safely continuing their work at the camp,
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