Report: Fatah Members Receiving Military Training in Tyre Camp

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Hundreds of Fatah Movement fighters are receiving military teachings and combat lessons in the Palestinian refugee camp of al-Rashidieh in the southern town of Tyre, An Nahar daily reported on Monday.

“The activity which has been going on for a year now, is carried out with the cognition of the Lebanese Security Forces. The matter was thoroughly discussed during the recent visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Beirut in February, through Palestinian Authority security chief Majid Faraj who spoke at length in that regard with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim and senior army intelligence officers,” added the daily.

“The development in the Lebanese-Palestinian relations are much welcomed by Fatah,” said the daily. “According to Palestinian leaders, it would support the Palestinians' position mainly in the fragile Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp and maintain safe security situation --that was highly emphasized by Abbas during his meetings with Lebanese officials.”

According to Palestinian sources, “some parties are still trying to perturb the latest visit of Abbas in a bid to prevent Fatah Movement from showing a leading position in the Palestinian file. But its opponents do not expect the Fatah “project” to succeed over internal differences between a large number of its leaders and a series of contradictions despite the attention it receives from Lebanese authorities,” according to the daily.

Late in February, heavy clashes rocked Ain el-Hilweh for six consecutive days leaving one civilian killed and four wounded.

The fighting near Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon has pitted members of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement against hardline Islamist groups.

Intermittent fighting first broke out after Fatah pulled out of a joint committee that maintained security in Ain el-Hilweh, but the violence later intensified.

Palestinian factions meeting at their embassy in Beirut later announced that they had agreed on a ceasefire to end the fighting.

By long-standing convention, Lebanon's army does not enter Palestinian refugee camps, where security is managed by joint committees of Palestinian factions.

In recent years, tensions have risen between Fatah and the Jund al-Sham Islamist group in the camp.

Comments 14
Missing 06 March 2017, 14:04

Thank you FT for your humanitarianism that has surely come as a result of your Iranian education.

Missing 06 March 2017, 14:40

Thank you FT with your altruism in defending war criminals in Syria that has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of people including many thousands Lebanese. Thank you FT for showing us your humanity yet again and so willing to bravely dispossess yet again the most underprivileged among us. Thank you for your support for a criminal gang dominating the country and trampling the state. Thank you. But also accept my apologies that I am not a fascist like you willing to trample on people rights. And accept my apologies for not being able to imagine your lies about Palestinian rockets fired from Keserwan to Baabda. And accept my apologies for recalling that Beirut was last invaded by militias you support. And will others from your side condemn (really condemn) your writing. How about you mega, southern, mystic, roar?

Missing 06 March 2017, 15:03

And lest we forget that for the second time in as many weeks, you referred to Palestinians as Scum. I hope Naharnet banned your account for good this time

Thumb lou.williams 06 March 2017, 15:12

Another ban, another alias, another article, another day as flamethrower embarks on yet another journey in pursuit of his childhood dream to achieve excellence in the art of trolling.

Thumb mahdi-firuz-berhouz 06 March 2017, 15:49


I could not believe my ears when my Ethiopian domestic helper rushed into my office and said " Sir Sir flamesrower just added another point to his name". I had to rush and see for myself. There you are with a new name but so subtle and so understated. Nobody does it better than you flamesrower.

In other words, you are somesing anazar flamesrower!

Missing 06 March 2017, 15:51

Sleezethrower ... Did u actually visit the link? Where does it claim Palestinians who did it? Perhaps it is Hezbo sending a message to president Michel Suleiman. Should we throw all Shia out? May be it is Sunni radicals sending a message. Should we throw all Sunnis. And when do you have the right talking about sovereignty supporting a militia that trample over it day in and day out. Should we be calling Shia Scum? Sunnis? All Lebanese?

Missing 06 March 2017, 15:55

You have been banned because you are racists who openly call for crimes against a group of people. If your brain cannot process that, get a new one. I would be banned if I say the same against any group of people. You are not a victim . you are are a purveyor of hate.

Missing 06 March 2017, 16:19

Yet again, you are delusional. Where do I state that I work at naharnet? And you still do not comprehend the simple concept of racism!

Thumb eagledawn 06 March 2017, 17:17

if i had a nickel for every time @flametroller says the word 'salafi' abusively, out of context and out of pure blind sectarian hatred.. I would be a billionaire by now.

btw @flametroller, you need to realize that repeating your own lines is not beneficial to your already deteriorating state of mind in any way..

Missing 06 March 2017, 20:11

Yes FT, you were also sarcastic when you called Palestinians scum and filth and called for their expulsions.

Missing 06 March 2017, 16:17

The Lebanese army is supporting them so they can take on the radicals. I would have much preferred the Lebanese government have taken the offer of Abbas and directly managed the security of the camps but they did not. And show me one place where I supported the training of any militia? That is your specialty. Perhaps you should be punished. Bad boy. Go to your bed.

Thumb shab 06 March 2017, 18:36

Why always Lebanon? They can all take their training (Training for what?) somewhere else. We have enough filthy murdering militias

Missing 06 March 2017, 20:08

FT ... The only one that proved itself to be a loon is yourself. How many times have you gotten yourself banned because of your racism? 9 times so far? If the Lebanese government does not have the courage to take decisions, do not blame it on the defenseless population in the camp. At least, we have the right to vote for these politicians. They do not.

Missing 06 March 2017, 20:10

Thank you anonymous ... According to FT, we should be expelling all Shias from Lebanon. How easy it is on fascists to victimize the other.