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Sidon on general strike as Ain al-Hilweh clashes subside
Calm prevailed in Ain al-Hilweh in the southern city of Sidon after days of heavy clashes that rocked the Palestinian camp came to an end.
Sidon adhered to a call for general strike, declared by Future Movement MP Bahia Hariri, to protest against the security incidents in the Palestinian refugee camp.
Schools in the southern city suspended classes, while several shops closed.
A second truce deal managed to put an end to clashes between rival Palestinian gunmen in Ain al-Hilweh, which left one dead and wounded seven.
No gunshots were heard at the camp overnight as the residents observed a calm night.
Some of the residents, who fled their homes during the gunbattles, returned to the camp Wednesday morning to inspect the damage and their properties.
An eyewitness told The Daily Star that gunmen had remained on the streets, stationed outside their factions' headquarters.
UNRWA schools and clinics remained closed for the third consecutive day.