"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)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ceasefire Reached in Ain el-Hilweh after Fierce Overnight Fighting- Naharnet

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.