Monday, June 4, 2007

Refugee Resentment Simmers as Fighting Escalates

Jackson Allers, Electronic Lebanon, 4 June 2007

"BADDAWI CAMP, Lebanon, Jun 4 (IPS) - Fighting escalated Sunday and Monday in Lebanon as the Sunni Islamic group Jund al-Asham attacked army positions outside Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, Ain al-Hilweh, in the south. Meanwhile, the top Palestinian leadership in Lebanon says it cannot guarantee it can control the reaction of the more than 400,000 Palestinians living in the 12 official refugee camps throughout the country if the Lebanese army's all-out assault on the besieged Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in the north causes a heavy civilian death toll......."

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