An explosion targeting an official from the Palestinian Hamas Movement went off Sunday midday in the southern city of Sidon, leaving the man's BMW engulfed in flames.
Who tried to kill a senior Hamas official in Lebanon? . It reported that he appeared to have a security role and was being tracked by Israel. "The incident has Israeli fingerprints", Mounir al-Maqdah, the Fatah official, told Reuters.
"Initial indications point to Zionist [Israeli] fingers behind this criminal act", Hamas said without further details.
Hamdan was transferred to hospital, while security forces cordoned the area and firefighters rushed to the scene.
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Sidon is home to two of the 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The statement added that the blast took place as he opened his vehicle in Al-Bustan Al-Kabir neighborhood in Sidon.
These units - which include Hamas and rival Palestinian faction Fatah - have fought several battles with other groups inside Ain al-Hilweh.