Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Blast targets Fatah member in Ain al-Hilweh

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

An explosion targeting a Fatah member’s home rocked the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh early Monday morning, causing material damage. The blast occurred at 1 a.m. outside Fatah member Salah Joumaa home and destroyed his front door. The attack was followed by a brief shootout, but patrols were conducted in the camp in order to prevent any further escalation.

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De facto government bans funeral ceremony in honor of Fatah leader killed in Lebanon

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 25, 2009

“Medhat’s nephew said government officials cited a Hamas leadership decision as justification for halting the ceremony.”

Source: http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36676

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Medhat received death threats – Fatah leader

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 25, 2009

Slain senior Palestinian official Kamal Medhat had reportedly received several death threats and had recently sent a letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas detailing the threats, a top Fatah commander said on Tuesday. “We will not issue haphazard accusations and we leave it to the Lebanese judiciary and security forces to uncover the truth,” Brigadier Munir al-Maqdah told reporters following a large-scale meeting of Palestinian factions inside Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon.”

Kamal Medhat

Kamal Medhat

Source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=2&article_id=100346

Fatah official killed in Lebanon

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 23, 2009

“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.”

Mr Medhat recently attended a memorial for dead Hezbollah fighters

Mr Medhat recently attended a memorial for dead Hezbollah fighters

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7959290.stm

“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. ”

'The bomb was hidden in a small roadside shed between two checkpoints.'

'The bomb was hidden in a small roadside shed between two checkpoints.'

“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.”

Source: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/

A Fatah spokesman in the occupied West Bank said that Kamal Naji – also known as Kamal Medhat – had been ‘assassinated’. “

Source:  http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/03/2009323123147929427.html