A ceasefire was reached Sunday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh after a night of violent clashes that left two people dead and around seven wounded, media reports said.
“Contacts involving Palestinian and Lebanese national and Islamist forces have managed to bolster a ceasefire in Ain el-Hilweh, after fierce overnight clashes pitting the Fatah Movement and the Joint Palestinian Security Force against the two groups of the Islamist militants Bilal Badr and Bilal al-Orqoub,” the reports said.
Those who were killed overnight have been identified as Ahmed al-Fares and Saeed al-Daoud.
The formation of a so-called followup committee that sought to withdraw gunmen from the streets had preceded the ceasefire agreement, according to reports.
A Ain el-Hilweh-based Fatah source meanwhile told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper in remarks published Sunday that "orders from outside the camp" were likely behind the extremists' decision to attack the Palestinian force.