Clashes between the Lebanese Army and a Palestinian militant group could spread throughout Lebanon, politicians, diplomats and refugees tell the Guardian. Anger is building among Palestinians over civilian casualties from shelling of the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp during clashes with Fatah al-Islam militants last week.
"We have never experienced violence like this," one refugee from the camp said. "Not even the Israelis behaved like this." Leaders of Lebanon's sizable Palestinian contingent warned that militants in other camps could stage an uprising if the bloodshed continues. Lebanon is accusing Syria of fueling the violence.