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  כסלו 8, 5768 , 18/11/07

Fatah, PFLP Clash in Lebanon

Lebanese security officials said Saturday that terrorists from the rival Fatah and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) groups had clashed on Friday in a camp near Beirut that houses descendants of Arabs who fled Israel during the War of Independence.  Three people were wounded in a shootout in the Bourj el-Barajneh camp.

A PFLP-GC leader in the camp said the gunfight had broken out due to a clan rivalry and not a political dispute.  However, Fatah and PFLP-GC leaders elsewhere described the fight as a clash that had become political.

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