Thus, without any warning, strict procedures imposed by the army at the entrance to the camp were renewed. Why? Lebanese military sources told Al-Akhbar that the action was "based on security information that shows the intentions of those who want to leave Ein el-Hilweh." But another source said the reason was "to change the elements after Hesbah and the government hospital. Where the power deployed at the entrance to the main camp in the hospital was used to enforce strict procedures. I have moved his habits with him to Hesba!"
The reason the army did not convince Palestinian factions and forces in Ain al-Hilweh, whose leaders called for an urgent meeting at the light mosque. A statement issued by Palestinian political leaders from national forces and Islam in the Sidon region «follows the shameful actions of our people», calling on official institutions to «overcome procedures and implement security and stability from insults». After the meeting, representatives of the factions held symbolic protests in front of the al-Hesba checkpoint in the direction of the camp. They waved a general strike at the camp later on.
Faction and troops protested yesterday, threatened with a strike
Ain al-Hilweh, al-Miyah and Miyah camps witnessed protests in July after the installation of an army of electronic check gates at the entrance to the camp, following the siege of Ein al-Hilweh with concrete walls. After repeated reviews by Palestinian leaders, the army removed the gate, which it said was intended to "control the movement of people sought from and to camps." The hard measures taken yesterday did not include the Miyya and Mieh camps, which witnessed several weeks of violent clashes between Ansar Allah and Fatah. The army, which has handed over the Palestinian National Security Forces checkpoint at its main entrance, has maintained routine procedures that have not been modified since its placement in mid-October.