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Man arrested at Thessaloniki migrant camp over cleaver attack

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A 34-year-old Palestinian man has been arrested in the northern port city of Thessaloniki after allegedly attacking a fellow resident at the Diavata migrant camp with a meat cleaver on Tuesday night.

According to reports, the man he assaulted is a Syrian, aged 36, who is being treated in a local hospital for injuries to his arm. His condition is believed to be stable.

The assailant was also treated for minor injuries and will additionally face charges for damaging a guard box at the former military camp. 

The assault reportedly occurred during a fight between the two men. It was not clear what sparked the altercation.