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Fatah member assassinated in Lebanon

An unidentified armed man assassinated on Wednesday a member of the Fatah movement in the Palestinian Ein El-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon.

Lebanon’s state National News Agency reported that Walid Yassin, a member of the Fatah movement, “was seriously wounded when gunmen opened fire at his bird shop in the Ain El-Hilweh camp” and later succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Sidon.

Three other bystanders were reportedly wounded in the same incident.

Anadolu news agency reported a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, saying that an armed man, who was wearing a mask on his head, entered Al-Asafeer Market in the Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon and shot Yassin.

The source noted that all Fatah members in the camp were mobilised after the assassination, placing the densely populated camp under a high degree of uncertainty.

Tensions in Ein El-Hilweh are often high, it being the largest Palestinian refugee camp in a country where Palestinians are not granted equal civil and political rights. Meanwhile, the joint Palestinian security task force is carrying out patrols in order to control the unstable situation.

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