SIDON, Lebanon: A Fatah Movement official Monday escaped an assassination attempt on his life in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, a security source told The Daily Star.
Minutes after the convoy of Talal Ordoni passed through the neighborhood of Hatten, a bombing occurred, slightly wounding two people, the source said.
Tensions have run high in Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest refugee camp, following security incidents and assassinations in the last several weeks, with officials attempting to restore calm and prevent an escalation.
A Palestinian member of Fatah al-Islam, Alaa Ali Hujeir, was shot in the camp earlier this month. Last month, Ali Khalil, a bodyguard of Fatah al-Islam official Bilal Badr, was shot in the head and later died from his wounds.
The attacks came just weeks after a Sunni sheikh, Arsan Suleiman, was fatally shot in Ain al-Hilweh.
Fatah al-Islam, headed by Bilal Badr, has accused the Fatah Movement of being behind the assassination of Hujeir, but the movement denies any involvement.