Uprising by Fatah officers at the Palestinian refugee camps of Tyre


Several Fatah officers have launched an uprising against the movement’s National Security Forces official in Lebanon Brig. Gen. Adib al-Hassan to protest a new shake-up within the military ranks in the Palestinian refugee camps of Tyre.

According to As Safir daily the uprising was triggered by al-Hassan when he assigned leadership responsibilities to a single commander rather than the usual three people in charge of security at each camp.

As Safir reported that that the Fatah officers sent a letter of protest to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the Central Committee and the movement’s leadership urging the Fatah chief to “immediately interfere to solve the situation before it goes out of hand.”

Abbas is expected in Lebanon on Monday for talks with President Michel Suleiman on bilateral relations and the plight of Palestinian refugees.