Clashes between Fatah movement and Takfiri militants renewed in Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp after terrorists violated an agreement reached on Tuesday.
Al-Manar correspondent reported intensified clashes in Al-Tireh neighborhood on Wednesday, noting that RPGs (Rocket-propelled grenade) and gunfire have been heard in Sidon and its suburbs.
A deal was announced earlier on Tuesday, following a meeting for Palestinian factions who agreed to dissolve the so-called “security zone” of Takfiri militant group of Bilal Badr, which has been engaged in deadly clashes with Fatah movement and different fighters of the Palestinian Joint Security Force since Friday.
The agreement between the factions led Bilal Badr to flee the Al-Tireh neighborhood of the camp in return for the recently re-established joint security forces to deploy. However, the deployment of the Joint Force was delayed after Badr insurgents fired shots at the Joint Security Force members to block their entry on Tuesday.
The 100-member-force Joint Security Force includes members of Fatah Movement, Hamas, Osbat al-Ansar and other nationalist and Islamist Palestinian groups.
Tensions have been high in Sidon since last Friday, when Badr group opened fire on the Joint Security Force fighters as they were deploying in Al-Tireh neighborhood, as a part of an agreement following an earlier battle which lasted for days in the refugee camp last February.
Schools and universities have been closed since Friday due to fierce clashes which killed at least 8 people and injured dozens others.