A man transports school girls on a scooter in Ain al-Hilweh, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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A flurry of meetings took place Friday between Palestinian factions and Lebanese officials to discuss the reluctance of Palestinian Islamic forces to participate in a joint security force in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp.Wednesday, head of the Military Intelligence branch in south Lebanon Gen. Khodr Hammoud met with leaders of Islamic factions at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp to discuss their refusal to join the new joint force.Ain al-Hilweh is the largest of Lebanon's 12 Palestinian camps.A deal struck between the Lebanese Army and Palestinian factions in the summer of 2016 saw a number of wanted suspects hiding out in refugee camps, mainly Ain al-Hilweh, to hand themselves over to Lebanese authorities.
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