| 13.09,11. 04:35 AM |
Fierce Clashes between Hizbullah, Palestinian Elements near Borj al-Barajneh
Fierce machinegun clashes between a Lebanese group and a Palestinian group are still ongoing since 7:00 pm in the “Kurds neighborhood” on the outskirts of the Beirut southern suburb of Borj al-Barajneh, state-run National News Agency reported.
“Security forces have not been able to reach the place due to the intensity of the clashes,” NNA added.
Meanwhile, security sources told MTV that “10 Hizbullah members were wounded in a clash with a Salafist group near Borj al-Barajneh.”
Future News television, for its part, said clashes erupted between “Hizbullah members and Palestinian elements in Borj al-Barajneh.”
Later on Monday, around 8:25 pm, Al-Jadeed television said that the clashes were contained and that a meeting between Hizbullah officials and representatives of the Palestinian factions in the Borj al-Barajneh refugee camp was underway.
In an interview with Al-Jadeed, Fatah Movement’s secretary in the Borj al-Barajneh camp said “no clash erupted between Palestinians from the Borj al-Barajneh camp and the brothers in Hizbullah; it was rather a personal dispute that escalated after unknown assailants tossed a hand grenade.”
Voice of Lebanon Radio (100.5) reported that “ten Hizbullah members were wounded in fierce machinegun clashes between a Hizbullah group and another comprising Lebanese Salafists in the ‘Kurds neighborhood’ on the outskirts of the Borj al-Barajneh camp.”
“The wounded were rushed to (Hizbullah-affiliated) Greatest Prophet Hospital amid extreme secrecy concerning the names,” VOL reported.
“The clash started after a hand grenade was tossed on the street and followed by gunfire,” VOL added, noting that “security forces are trying to unveil the circumstances” of the incident.