About 150 fighters from Ahmed Jibril's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command have reportedly been smuggled to the northern refugee camp of Beddawi and the coastal town of Naameh south of Beirut.
The daily Al Balad on Sunday said the PFLP-GC -- which has bases in barren terrains in east Lebanon's towns of Qossaya, Hilweh, Sultan Yaqoub, and Deir el-Ghazal -- had smuggled around 150 fighters to Beddawi camp and a tunnel in Naameh.
The newspaper, citing a security report, said the fighters were smuggled via the northern town of Talbira in the Akkar province.
It reported "unusual" PFLP-GC activity, including setting up rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and planting anti-personnel mines and anti-vehicle mines around its bases.
In 2000, Mitchell served on a commission that examined the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
In 2001, he wrote a report that that called for a halt to Israeli settlements and greater Palestinian efforts to crack down on terror. The "Mitchell Report" was praised for its impartiality and became the basis of a so-called road map for later peace initiatives.
In accepting the appointment, Mitchell declared he was confident the Middle East conflict could be solved:[Mitchell] was the fourth of five children born to an Irish father and a Lebanesemother.
"Conflicts are created, conducted and sustained by human beings - they can be ended by human beings. I saw it happen in Northern Ireland,"