Clash Involving Lebanese Families, Palestinian Elements in Bourj al-Barajnehإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A personal dispute between members of the families of Jaafar and Dirani and Palestinian elements erupted into gunfire on Wednesday in the Beirut southern suburb of Bourj al-Barajneh, state-run National News Agency reported.
The incident did not cause any casualties, the agency added.
LBC and al-Manar TV networks reported that the clash broke out inside the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp.
But MTV said the incident took place near the aforementioned camp.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel on Wednesday launched a one-month security plan aimed at restoring stability in Lebanon.
Speaking to reporters in al-Musharrafieh area in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Charbel reassured that the security situation would be “excellent” during the one-month plan.
“We hope that the one-month security plan will be implemented throughout the year,” he added.
In addition to the Bourj al-Barajneh clash, the first day of the security plan was marred by the blocking of the airport highway and attempts to cut other roads in the capital in protest at the arrest of Wissam Alaeddine, a member of the group that attacked al-Jadeed television’s building on Monday.
The day also witnessed rioting inside a Justice Palace courtroom in Baabda during the trials of 14 suspects transferred from the Roumieh prison. The National News Agency said suspects G. Zoaiter and A. Younis started the riot and the rest of the suspects joined them.