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Palestinian fighters march through Lebanon camp

Palestinian fighters march through Lebanon camp

A Palestinian leader in Lebanon says the country's factions should show a united force against any Israeli aggression.
Munir Maqdah of Fatah spoke Friday during a parade in Lebanon's largest refugee camp, Ein el-Hilweh.
Hundreds of heavily armed fighters wearing masks marched through the cramped shantytown, where rival Palestinian groups such as Fatah and Hamas have carved out separate territories.
Maqdah said Palestinians should be "on the front line with the Lebanese army" and the Shiite militant group Hezbollah to face off Israeli aggression.
Lebanon's refugee camps are notorious for their lawlessness. Factions of Palestinian fighters police the camps, but clashes are common. Lebanese troops patrol the perimeters but have no jurisdiction inside.