20-06-2021 09:07 PM Jerusalem Timing

Cautious Calm in Sidon after Overnight Clashes Killed 2

Cautious Calm in Sidon after Overnight Clashes Killed 2

Cautious calm prevailed early Thursday over Ain el-Helweh Camp after overnight tension between Fatah movement and Jund Al-Sham group left two killed

Cautious calm prevailed early Thursday over Ain el-Helweh Camp after overnight tension between Fatah movement and Jund Al-Sham group left two killed, the state-run National News Agency reported.

gunmenPalestinian security members near the al-Barraq center came under fire by what a Fatah official described as “unidentified gunmen”.  The fatalities were identified as Radwan Abdel-Rahim, a member of the joint Palestinian security force, and Fadi Khalil, a camp resident.

A ceasefire in the camp which lies near the southern port city of Sidon was reached early Wednesday but was marred later on by the night sporadic battles.

Palestinian officials said the ceasefire remained in place despite the breach and that high-level contacts were made during the night to ensure it would be respected.