Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, has witnessed renewed conflict between the dominant Fatah faction and Al Qaeda-linked militants.
This outbreak shattered a fragile ceasefire, causing at least 33 injuries and significant displacement among the camp's residents.
Social media is flooded with chaotic scenes from Ain al-Hilweh, depicting residents fleeing the violence, rocket-propelled grenades, and gunfire.
Ain al-Hilweh, established in 1948, houses over 54,000 registered Palestinian refugees.
It was originally created to shelter those displaced during Israel's establishment and has also become a refuge for Palestinians fleeing the Syrian civil war.
Fatah issued an apology for unintentional harm to civilian homes and properties during the violence.
The Lebanese University in Saida temporarily closed its branches for safety reasons. Lebanese authorities typically avoid entering Palestinian refugee camps, allowing residents to