Masked Gunman Kills Fatah Member, Wounds Two in Ain el-Hilweh

A member of the Islamist Jund al-Sham group on Sunday opened fire at members of the Fatah Movement at the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon, killing one person and wounding two others.

“A masked gunman opened fire on Mohammed Abdul Qaderi Abdul Hamid, Hammoud al-Rami, aka al-Saadi, and Abdul Hamid al-Youssef,” state-run National News Agency reported.

Abdul Hamid succumbed to his wounds at hospital after he was hit by a bullet in his head, NNA said.

Al-Youssef and al-Saadi were wounded in the incident and rushed to another hospital.

Meanwhile, OTV identified the shooters as “two members of Jund al-Sham” as al-Jadeed television said al-Saadi was a Fatah member.

The perpetrators fled to an unknown destination as tensions surged in the camp, according to media reports.

The incident comes several days after an armed clash between Fatah and Jund al-Sham at the camp.

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