Saturday, 16 Nov 2019

LOCAL AUTHORITY URGES LEBANESE OFFICIALS TO HELP END CLASHES IN REFUGEE CAMP

BEIRUT, Refaat Abou Saba, head of Mieh Mieh Municipality, urged Lebanese officials to interfere and end the clashes in Mieh Mieh camp, local media reported. "We urge politicians to interfere quickly, in a bid to put an end to clashes in Mieh Mieh camp," he was quoted by Lebanon 24, a local news agency, as saying.

Abou Saba said that, clashes have led to the displacement of families from this area, as some of the rockets targeted houses and cars. Clashes between Fatah and Ansar Allah in Mieh Mieh started on Oct 15, leading to the injury of 15 people belonging to the two groups.

Rocket firing in the camp caused panic among citizens in Sidon, in southern Lebanon, who called for the halt of the clashes.

Mieh Mieh camp is a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, located on the outskirts of Mieh Mieh village, four km east of Sidon city.

The camp has witnessed tensions among its refugees in the past years.

Some 450,000 refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon, with many living in the country's 12 refugee camps.

Palestinian refugees represent an estimated 10 percent of the population of Lebanon.

Source: NAM News Network

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