Ein El-Hilweh cease-fire may collapse after assassinatin of Fatah activist
Unidentified gunmen shot dead an operative of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement Sunday, risking a cease-fire achieved May 19 between supporters of the Palestinian president and Islamists at Lebanon's largest refugee camp.
Police in Sidon said at least two attackers knocked on the door of Raed Hajeer before dawn at the Ein El-Hilweh camp and gunned him down when he opened it, Naharnet reported.
Hajeer, 30, was a member of the Chatilla Martyrs Brigade, a Fatah military arm named after the 1982 massacre of Sabra and Chatilla in Beirut when it was under the Israeli occupation.
The Brigade was heavily involved in the latest round of fighting with Islamic militants of Abu Mohjen's Usbat Al Ansar and Abdullah Shreidi's Usbat Al Noor, in which eight people were killed and 20 wounded last month. (Albawaba.com)
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