"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Sunday, April 09, 2017

5 Dead, 32 Hurt as Heavy Ain el-Hilweh Clashes Continue for 3rd Day- Naharnet

At least five people have been killed and 32 others wounded in three days of fierce clashes at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in the southern city of Sidon, state-run National News Agency said.
NNA identified the fifth victim killed in the fighting between the Joint Palestinian Security Forces and hardline Islamists led by Bilal Badr as Firas Balous.
Ambulances were rushing the wounded to hospitals near Ain el-Hilweh as the sounds of rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire echo from inside.
On Saturday, local Palestinian commander Subhi Abu Arab vowed to crush the followers of radical preacher Bilal Badr.
The clashes erupted in the camp on Friday as the Joint Palestinian Security Force started deploying throughout the camp.
It came under fire from Badr's Islamist group in part of the camp, which sparked fierce clashes.
Among the dead were two civilians, two members of the Joint Force and one member of the extremist group, medical sources said.