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  • 11:46 - 10 February 2018

Hamas: contacts are underway to restore calm to Ain el-Helweh

 Gaza,(DRAH.ps)-- Hamas’ political official in Lebanon, Ahmed Abdul Hadi, said that contacts have been made to restore calm to Ain el-Helweh Refugee Camp.

 The refugee camp had witnessed armed clashes on Friday evening, resulted in the death of Abdel Rahim Bassam al-Maqdah and the wounding of Mohammed Jamal Hamad and Ali Sleiman.

 "Hamas is against any actions that harm the joint Palestinian security forces, as they are the result of a consensus between all Palestinian factions," he said.

 There are some 450,000 Palestinian refugees living in 12 camps in Lebanon.

 Situated just southeast of the city of Saida, Ain El Helweh Palestinian refugee camp is the largest and most crowded camp in Lebanon.


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