Palestinian group leader dies in Lebanese refugee camp
The leader of an Islamic group who was critically injured in an assassination attempt earlier this year died on Wednesday, according to Palestinian officials.
Abdullah Shreidi, 31, died at dawn at his home in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp on the outskirts of the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon where he was still being treated for severe injuries sustained in the May 19 attempt on his life.
Shreidi was leader of the al-Nour faction, an Islamic group that broke away from the Asbat al-Ansar group, which is on the US list of “terrorist organizations”.
The assassination attempt against Shreidi sparked fighting between his supporters and members of the mainstream Fatah group of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, according to AP.
Shreidi had been blamed for several recent bombings and violent acts in Ein el-Hilweh, including the killing of Fatah policeman Nazih Shreidi. (Albawaba.com)