Palestinians discuss cooperation with Ibrahim and Kahwagi

General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim agreed with Palestinian representatives Monday to increase cooperation between state institutions and Palestinian security forces.
“[They discussed] the necessity of continuing coordination between the leadership of the Palestinian camps and the official state institutions of Lebanon, especially the security apparatus,” a statement from the state run National News Agency read. Ibrahim met Azzam al-Ahmad, a member of the Fatah Movement’s Central Committee, Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabbour, and Fatah Movement Secretary Fathi Abul-Ardat represented the Palestinian Camps.
“This would preserve the security and the stability of the camps and their surroundings, in addition to preventing any attempt to use the camps to destabilize … Lebanon.”
The camps are plagued by security incidents that often escalate into all-out clashes. Fears heightened over the past weeks of a major security deterioration in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in the wake of reports that Daesh [ISIS] cells were gathering there.
Later in the day, Ahmad and Abul-Ardat met Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi at his office at the Defense Ministry.