A woman gestures at fresh bullet-holes in the Al-Bass Palestinian camp near the southern port city of Tyre, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Armed clashes between Palestinian security forces and a group loyal to a wanted criminal wounded two Friday in the Al-Bass refugee camp in the city of Tyre. Fighting began Thursday night when members of the joint force attempted to arrest Naji Tohme – a wanted drug and weapons dealer.Armed men loyal to Tohme shot indiscriminately toward civilians, security forces and a Lebanese Army barracks during the fighting, while Tohme refused to surrender himself to the Palestinian security force and the Lebanese authorities, a source with knowledge of the camp said.Fatah were able to enter Tohme's house Friday morning but found that he had escaped, though he is not expected to have made it past security at the camp's entrances.
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