Complete calm prevails in the battlefronts inside Ain al-Hilweh camp after the ceasefire agreement, the effects of which are still in force and resilient in the face of security and political challenges. More than fifteen hours have passed since the agreement came into effect at 6:00 PM yesterday. The security situation in the camp has witnessed tranquility, with only sporadic machine gun fire and a grenade thrown in the early morning hours. Soon after, the camp returned to its usual state of calm.
The calm continued to dominate the camp until the afternoon hours yesterday, except for some sporadic gunfire heard during the funeral procession of some of the victims who fell in the recent clashes in the Siroub cemetery. Medical reports indicate that the recent battles in Ain al-Hilweh camp, since their outbreak, resulted in 17 fatalities and over 150 wounded. Dr. Ziad Abu Al-Ainin, the director of Al-Hamshari Hospital, confirmed in a statement that the hospital received 30 bodies of victims who fell in the battles that took place in Ain al-Hilweh camp from July 30th last year to September 14th this year, along with 205 wounded individuals. Out of those, 100 were injured during the past week. He noted, “This statistic pertains to Al-Hamshari Hospital and does not include the numbers distributed among other hospitals, whether inside or around the camp.”