A Palestinian man was killed and seven others were wounded in clashes that broke out on Friday in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Sidon in southern Lebanon.
The Lebanese national news agency reported that the armed clashes erupted between the Palestinian joint security force and armed men of extremist parties. Gunfire and shells were traded during the clashes.
Seven fighters were injured, four of them were of the Palestinian joint security force, and one civilian was killed. He was identified as Mousa al-Kharbiti. The wounded were taken to the hospital.
A Palestinian house as well as a commercial shop in al-Ras al-Ahmar area were burned due to the armed clashes.
Ain al-Hilweh is Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, with a population of 80,000 Palestinians.The camp is de facto off-limits for the Lebanese security forces.