2 Fatah officials survive Lebanon assassination bid

BEIRUT – Two members of Palestinian group Fatah survived an assassination attempt in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, a security source has said.

An explosive device went off minutes after a convoy carrying Talal al-Ordoni and Abo Shadi al-Shabriri passed through the Hatten neighborhood, the source told Anadolu Agency.

Two people were slightly injured in the blast, the source said.

Tension has been high in Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, following a spate of assassinations of Palestinian faction officials.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have taken refuge in Lebanon since the creation of Israel in 1948.

According to the U.N. Palestinian refugees agency (UNRWA), there are currently more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees inside all of historical Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

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