File -- A Palestinian gunman rests in Ain al-Hilweh, south Lebanon.
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Fatah al-Islam official Alaa Ali Hujeir died Wednesday of wounds he sustained in an assassination attempt last week, raising fears of a possible escalation of tensions in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.The force, which will be divided into several units, is aimed at curbing the rise of assassinations, arresting perpetrators, addressing the recent security incidents and preventing future ones, Palestinian sources told The Daily Star.The plan also stipulates that security forces will implement measures with "full political cover" from Palestinian factions in the camp and that the Supreme Security Committee would be responsible for the force.Palestinian officials at the camp are also coordinating with Lebanese authorities to provide the "legal, political and security support," needed for the plan to succeed, the source said.
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