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HAMAS OFFICIAL INJURED IN CLASHES IN BURJ AL-BARAJNEH

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The Hamas political official of Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp, Haj Abu Khalil Qasem, was injured on Friday after he was shot in the back while trying to stop the clashes that erupted in the vicinity of the camp.

The Lebanese TV channel al-Jadeed said that Qasem was injured in the back by a gunshot fired by an unknown person, and described his injury as moderate.

Armed clashes broke out on Friday morning between two families near Burj al-Barajneh and were renewed in the evening.

According to several sources, the clashes, which flared up between two families, one of whom is Palestinian while the other is Lebanese, are not based on political reasons.

Burj al-Barajneh is a Palestinian refugee camp that was established in 1948 over an area of about 750 square km. It is considered one of the largest refugee camps in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The 25,000 residents of the camp suffer from poverty and economic hardship.

(Source / 10.03.2017)

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