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Attempted Assassination on Fatah Official in Palestinian Camp Fails

10 July 2016 18:37

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An assassination attempt against a Fatah Movement official failed early Sunday morning in a south Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp, the state’s National News Agency reported.

The NNA said Abd al-Sultan had come under fire from an assailant in the Mieh Mieh camp, near Sidon, after he left his relative’s house. The shooting wounded Sultan’s brother in law in the hand and thigh, and he was taken to the Sidon Government Hospital for treatment.

It added that Sultan had also been wounded in recent clashes in the nearby Ain al-Hilweh camp, where he resides, the Daily Star reported.

The small Mieh Mieh camp tends to be calmer than Lebanon’s other Palestinian refugee camps. Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon’s largest Palestinian camp, is usually rocked by violence between rival Palestinian and Islamist factions.

Ain al-Hilweh is home to some militant groups such as Jund al-Sham and Fatah al-Islam, considered terrorist organizations by the Lebanese government.

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