“Hezbollah Urges Halt to Clashes, Lives at Risk in Palestinian Refugee Camp”

By | August 2, 2023

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Hezbollah has called for a halt to the ongoing clashes between rival factions at a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, which have resulted in 11 deaths. The group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, urged the factions to put aside their differences as the lives of the camp residents were being endangered. The clashes at Ein al-Hilweh camp have led to over 40 injuries and the displacement of 2,000 people. Hezbollah, a Shia terror outfit backed by Iran, has been involved in supporting Palestinian factions in their fight against Israel. WION Web Team reported

Hezbollah Calls for Ceasefire in Palestinian Refugee Camp Clashes

After a series of violent clashes between rival factions at the Ein al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, Hezbollah, a prominent Shia terror group, has called for an immediate halt to the ongoing conflict. The clashes have resulted in 11 fatalities, prompting Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, to address the factions involved in a televised speech on Tuesday (August 1). Nasrallah urged the rival groups to put aside their differences, emphasizing the danger posed to the camp’s residents and their lives.

Nasrallah stressed the negative repercussions of the ongoing fighting, not only for the camp’s residents and the Palestinian people but also for the entire southern region of Lebanon. He encouraged anyone with the ability to intervene and secure a truce to do so, emphasizing the urgent need for peace.

The Ein al-Hilweh camp, which houses over 63,000 Palestinians, has become a hotbed of clashes since the leader of the Fatah faction and four of his bodyguards were killed by another Palestinian group. Fatah released a statement condemning the incident as an “abominable and cowardly crime” aimed at destabilizing the security of Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

Multiple reports indicate that Fatah has been engaged in intense conflict with the Islamist group known as Jund al-Sham. The clashes have resulted in over 40 injuries, including children, exacerbating tensions in the camp. The United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) reported that at least 2,000 people have left the camp due to the recent escalation in violence.

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The Ein al-Hilweh camp has a long history of clashes between rival groups vying for control. Most of the camp’s inhabitants are descendants of Palestinians who were displaced from their homes in 1948 following the establishment of Israel. Hezbollah, backed by Iran, emerged during the Lebanese Civil War and has since supported Palestinian factions in their conflict with Israel.

Hezbollah is a proscribed organization in numerous countries, including Canada, Germany, the UK, Argentina, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait. The ongoing clashes at the Ein al-Hilweh camp highlight the urgent need for a ceasefire and lasting peace in the region.

(With inputs from agencies).