Palestinian Official Assassinated In Lebanon Just Hours After Gaza Truce

Al Araby

Said Alaadin, a Palestinian security official, was shot dead late on Monday, August 8th, in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon, three security officials have reported to Reuters. The assassination happened just hours after a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. 

Alaadin was shot in the head by an unknown assailant and later died in the hospital, the sources told Reuters. The assailant fled the scene and his identity and motif were not clear. 

Said Alaadin was an officer in the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and oversaw the cooperation between the group and Lebanese security. 

The camp in question, Ain el-Hilweh, has seen more clashes in recent years between the Fatah party and allied factions against Sunni Islamist factions. 

Over 54.000 people are currently registered in the camp, with more joining in recent years, fleeing from the war in Syria. 

Ain el-Hilweh is one of the dozen Palestinian camps that fall outside the jurisdiction of Lebanese security services. 

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Palestinian Official Assassinated In Lebanon Just Hours After Gaza Truce

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