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Mieh Mieh residents call for compensation

Children play amid the rubble of a house in Mieh Mieh camp, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: Residents of the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp Monday protested the absence of compensation that they believe they should receive for the damage inflicted on the camp by devastating clashes earlier this year.

Several residents closed the camp's main street, erecting barriers to protest the dearth of money they’ve received for their damaged or destroyed cars and houses.

An unidentified person also threw a hand grenade early in the morning near Fatah's position in the camp, prompting gunfire from the office's guards. Some residents seemed to fear that this would cause the clashes to break out anew, but the incident appears to have been isolated.

The clashes in the camp erupted in mid-October between the Fatah Movement and Hezbollah-linked Ansar Allah, eventually killing at least five people and wounding upwards of 25 more.

 

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