Palestinian groups bomb one another in Lebanese camp

Special to World
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

NICOSIA Palestinians have maintained their internecine strife in Lebanon.

A series of bombings have rocked Ein Hilwe, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Bombs have exploded around offices of Palestinian insurgency groups nearly daily.

On Tuesday, a bomb exploded under the car of a Lebanese journalist in the camp. The car was parked in front of the offices of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The attack was believed to be the work of the ruling Fatah movement, the largest faction in the Palestine Liberation Organization. Witnesses said Fatah agents hurled the bomb from a nearby rooftop. The bomb ended up under the car and exploded.

Nobody was hurt in the blast. The explosion damaged the nearby area. The attack took place during Fatah celebrations of its 38th anniversary. Palestinian sources said the blast suspended Fatah ceremonies.

"Consequently, the Fatah faction declared the cancellation of a military parade of its armed militia," a Palestinian source told the official Kuwait News Agency, Kuna. "Three suspects have been arrested following the explosion."

Print this Article Print this Article Email this article Email this article Subscribe to this Feature Free Headline Alerts
Search Worldwide Web Search Search WorldTrib Archives

See current edition of

Return to World Front Cover