Three Palestinians Wounded in Lebanese Refugee Camp

Published July 7th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Three Palestinian refugees were wounded in a refugee camp clash in south Lebanon on Thursday, reported Reuters, quoting witnesses.  

They said the three men, including an officer, were moderately injured in the clash between two rival officers of Fateh organization in Ain el-Hilweh camp near the port city of Sidon in south Lebanon.  

The incident started with an exchange of insults between commander Jamil Zeidan and captain Tallal Ordoni for reasons not spelt out, reported AFP. 

The two men then drew and fired.  

Zeidan was wounded in the shoulder and Ordoni hit in the arm. The two were taken to al-Qods hospital in the camp, and were not in critical condition, said AFP.  

A third man, a Fatah militiaman, was also wounded in the exchange. 

The incident prompted supporters of the two to mobilize and deploy in the streets of the camp, but were brought into line by troops loyal to another Fateh officer, Mounir Magdah, who carries strong influence in the camp, the biggest for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, said Reuters - (Several Sources) 

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