Fatah member killed in south Lebanon refugee camp
Published Friday 25/10/2013 (updated) 26/10/2013 16:51
BEIRUT (Ma'an) -- Gunmen on Friday killed a Fatah member in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Sidon in southern Lebanon.
A Palestinian source from the camp said that unidentified gunmen shot Mesaad Hujair, a member of the joint Palestinian security force, dead on al-Fawqani Street.
The bullet penetrated Hujair's eye and exited from the back of his head. He was taken to al-Nida al-Insani hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gunmen soon deployed in the streets of the camp, and members of Hujair's family blocked the main road nearby as tensions erupted, the sources added.
The shooting might be in retaliation to the shooting of Jund al-Sham group member Hussein al-Tawil last week. That shooting left al-Tawil paralyzed, the sources added.
There are an estimated 400,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Around 800,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes inside Israel during the 1948 ethnic cleansing that led to the creation of the State of Israel, and today their descendants number around five million, spread across the world.