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Palestinian official shot dead in Lebanon 

August 9, 2022 at 4:04 pm

A picture of Ein El-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon [Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)]

A Palestinian security official was shot dead late yesterday in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon, three Palestinian security officials said, just hours after a truce between Israel and Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza, Reuters reports.

Said Alaadin was shot in the head by unknown assailants and later died of his wounds, the sources told the news wire.

Alaadin led security coordination among various Palestinian factions in Ain El-Hilweh, one of a dozen Palestinian camps in Lebanon that fall outside the jurisdiction of Lebanese security services.

The camp has seen intermittent clashes in recent years between the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and allied factions against Palestinian factions.

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