Islamist factions in Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp say they will abide by a ceasefire after three days of clashes killed at least five people and left hundreds of families displaced.
Fighting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement and Islamist groups has rocked southern Lebanon’s Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp since Friday. Besides the five killed, 52 others were wounded, Dr. Riad Abu Al-Einen, who heads the Al-Hamshari Hospital in Sidon that has received the casualties, tells The Associated Press.
The interim chief of Lebanon’s General Security agency Elias al-Baysari says he will attend a meeting tomorrow between Palestinian factions and urge the factions to reach a resolution.
The clashing factions in the camp say in a statement published today by Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency that they plan to abide by a ceasefire.