Three Hamas members were killed on Sunday, as a result of shooting during the funeral of a member of the movement killed in an explosion at a warehouse in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, according to a leader of the movement.
A member of the Hamas leadership in Lebanon, Raafat Al-Murra, who was participating in the funeral, accused “elements of Fatah National Security of shooting at the mourners as they reached the entrance to the cemetery,” noting that 3 members were killed and 6 other mourners were wounded in the Burj al-Shamali camp. near the city of Tyre.
A resident of the camp said that “when the funeral arrived in the camp amid an armed deployment of Hamas and Fatah elements, shooting was carried out towards the mourners, and then we no longer know who was firing at whom,” noting that a committee was formed to investigate the incident, which includes members of the two factions. Palestinians.
Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath sources reported on Saturday evening that the Hamas recruitment official was killed in an explosion in the Burj Al-Shamali camp in the city of Tire in southern Lebanon.
It is noteworthy that a huge explosion occurred on Friday evening in a Hamas ammunition and weapons depot in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of people.
On Friday evening, the National News Agency (the official Lebanese news agency) reported that the explosion occurred in a Hamas weapons depot, adding that a judge had ordered the security forces to conduct an investigation.
A military source also confirmed that the explosion occurred in a Hamas ammunition and weapons depot. He added that the fire broke out “in a warehouse of ammunition, weapons and foodstuffs belonging to the movement.”
Several Palestinian armed factions, including Hamas and Fatah, actually control approximately 10 Palestinian camps in the country.
The Lebanese security forces do not enter those camps according to an undeclared agreement between the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Lebanese authorities, while the factions practice a form of self-security and maintain light to medium weapons.
According to official estimates, Lebanon hosts at least 174,000 Palestinian refugees in camps that over the years have turned into densely populated slums, buildings and electrical wires. However, various estimates suggest that the actual number is close to 500,000.