BY A STAFF REPORTER: The Lebanese branch of the Palestinian Red Crescent said seven people were killed in clashes that broke out in Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp on Wednesday evening. The Ain al-Helweh refugee camp on the outskirts of the southern city of Sidon has been rocked by violence since last week. The clashes have pitted members of the Fatah movement, which controls the camp, against hardline Islamist militants other than Hamas.
Imad Hallaq of the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian Red Crescent said seven people were killed and 16 wounded in the renewed fighting on Wednesday. '
The Palestinian Red Crescent said the death toll in the fighting, which began on Thursday, had risen to at least 16. About 100 people were also injured.