Fatah official killed in Lebanon
“The deputy representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) in Lebanon has been killed in a bombing, security officials say.
Kamal Medhat of the Fatah faction died in a blast by Mieh Mieh refugee camp, near Lebanon’s city of Sidon, they say.”
“Kamal Medhat, 58, known in Lebanon’s Palestinian Camps affectionately as ‘Kamal Naji’, a senior member of the Palestinian Fatah movement was killed exiting Mieh Meih Camp by a 25-30 kilogram bomb. The bomb was hidden in a small roadside shed between two checkpoints, one manned by the Lebanese army and the other at the Kifah el Musallah Camp security check point. According to Fatah intelligence sources, a man on a tall building near the Camp entrance watched Medhat’s car approach and detonated it as he passed at almost exactly 2 pm. ”
“There is common agreement in Lebanon’s Palestinian community Tuesday morning that the motive for the assassination attempt was to torpedo the growing intra-Palestinian unity moves in Lebanon and in order undermine Lebanon’s recent stability. Zaki and his colleagues have been working hard for Fatah-Hamas unity in Lebanon.
Fatah’s Zaki blamed Israel for the killing and warned it would have serious repercussions in Lebanon and the Palestinian camps. “Those behind the killing are working in one way or another for Israel,” he told the press.”
“A Fatah spokesman in the occupied West Bank said that Kamal Naji – also known as Kamal Medhat – had been ‘assassinated’. “