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Haniyeh urges Palestinians self-restraint in Lebanon
Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh. ALRAY photo archive
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Gaza, ALRAY - Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, Monday called on the Palestinian factions in Lebanon to exercise self-restraint and refrain from using force to resolve their problems.

In a phone call with Ali Baraka, Hamas representative to Lebanon, Haniyeh pointed to the importance of maintaining the security of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and offered  his support for the unity and stability of Lebanon by adopting Civilian and humanitarian rights until they able to return to their homeland-Palestine.

Haniyeh expressed his support to the Islamic and national factions for the new Palestinian InitiativeIn Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp which aims to secure the Palestinians in Lebanon and strengthen the relations between Palestine and Lebanon

Meanwhile the Lebanese army imposed a security cordon around the camp, in an attempt to isolate it from other Palestinian refugee camps

Media sources said that nine Palestinians were killed one of them is leader Ahmed Shbak ,when militants from rival Palestinian factions exchanged fire in Lebanon's Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp near Lebanon's southern city of Sidon, in which at least 10 people were wounded.

Armed clashes between the group "Ansar Allah" and a rival group, led by Ahmed Shbak who is closed to well-known Fateh leader Mohammed Dahlan, led to the death of three people from the latter group, and a number injuries.

It is worth to mention that similar clashes were occurred two weeks ago between the same two groups in the same camp, killing two people.

Mieh Mieh and the nearby Ain al-Hilweh, two of the 12 Palestinian camps in Lebanon that are home of more than 200,000 registered refugees.

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