Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
WEDNESDAY, 16 APR 2014
04:15 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
23 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
One killed in Ain al-Hilweh clashes
A+ A-

SIDON, Lebanon: One person was killed and three others wounded in night-long clashes between gunmen in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Sidon that took place late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The fierce fighting over a checkpoint in the camp began Saturday around midnight between Fatah Movement and Islamist fighters.

Gunmen loyal to Bilal Badr, a former member of the Islamist group Fatah al-Islam, attacked a post manned by Fatah gunmen in the Tiri neighborhood, killing one person immediately, camp sources said.

The attack came shortly after Fatah fighters allegedly shot at Badr’s house, the sources added.

Fatah retained control of the post during fighting that spread into several neighborhoods and took place throughout the night.

The gun battles subsided Sunday morning after hundreds of Palestinians marched at the scene of fighting, urging the gunmen to withdraw from streets.

“We are here in the scene of the clashes, they opened fire on us several times but we forced them to stop fighting,” Palestinian activist Jihad Mawaad told The Daily Star.

“God willing clashes will not erupt again,” he said.

 
Home Lebanon News
 
     
 
Lebanon
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
More from
Mohammed Zaatari
 
 
Driving school: liberating women, one ride at a time
 
 
Army demands camp hand over shooting suspect
 
 
Young aid worker among Mieh Mieh victims
 
 
Sheikh gunned down in Sidon refugee camp
 
 
Soldiers killed in Akkar after Tripoli protests
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Tuesday April 15, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Silencing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s hate talk
Michael Young
Michael Young
The presidential chess game has begun
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
China moves to the scary side of its boom
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS