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Two Blasts Rock Lebanon Camp Tense After Execution

Two blasts rocked Lebanon’s largest refugee camp on Sunday, camp sources said, amid tension after Lebanon executed a convicted killer whose arrest was brokered by Palestinian factions in the camp. The grenade blasts caused no injuries but shattered months of relative calm in the Palestinian Ain el-Hilweh camp near Sidon. One grenade targeted an office of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s Fatah faction while the other hit a residential area. Lebanon resumed capital punishment on Saturday after a five-year pause, putting three Lebanese men to death in the courtyard of Beirut’s Roumieh prison despite objections by human rights groups and the European Union. Full Story

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