The latest violence left one dead and seven wounded, including an 11-year-old boy and an UNRWA employee.
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Fighting subsided Wednesday in south Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, a day after a second cease-fire was reached, while a general strike organized by Sidon MP Bahia Hariri was held in the city to protest the latest violence.Hariri's meeting was attended by politicians and security officials, including Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf, Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi, Internal Security Forces Chief Maj.The security meeting chaired by Hariri came after several other meetings were held to follow up on the situation in the camp in an attempt to solidify a cease-fire.Gen. Sobhi Abu Arab and official Osbat al-Ansar spokesperson Sheikh Abu Sharif Akel.He explained that the committee formed Tuesday will act as a temporary measure and deploy a force to be present on the ground in the camp and maintain the cease-fire. Following a day of intense clashes, many residents of Ain al-Hilweh who fled their homes during the gun battles started returning Wednesday morning to inspect damage.
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