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Clashes in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camp as security void looms

The UN recently warned that poverty and crime is on the rise in the camp due to the Lebanese economic crisis.
Smoke rises during clashes between an extremist group and the Palestinian security forces in Ain al-Hilweh camp, near the southern coastal city of Sidon, Lebanon, April 8, 2017.

Deadly clashes erupted in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon overnight on Thursday, leaving at least one killed, and adding to the wave of economic and political instability in Beirut. 

A member of the Palestinian political party Fatah, which leads the Palestinian Authority, was killed, while seven others were injured. The fighting occurred between Fatah and Islamist groups, according to Lebanon’s official National News Agency. 

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