Grenade thrown into Lebanon’s Ain Al Hilweh refugee camp


Unknown assailants tossed a grenade in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, the state-run National News Agency reported on Wednesday (June 8).

The grenade was tossed at dawn into the Taytaba neighborhood and was followed by heavy gunshots.

NNA added that no injuries were reported.

Such incidents have become frequent in recent years in Ain el-Hilweh, the largest of Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian refugee camps.

By long-standing convention, the Lebanese army does not enter the Palestinian camps in the country, leaving the Palestinian factions themselves to handle security.

That has created lawless areas in many camps, and Ain el-Hilweh has gained notoriety as a refuge for extremists and fugitives.

 

Source: Naharnet

Author: Hassan Khazaal

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