The assassination of a Fatah leader in southern Lebanon renews security concerns

Nasrallah threatened war with Israel over gas extraction

The assassination of Brigadier General Saeed Alaeddin Al-Asous, a security official in the “Fatah” movement, in Ain El-Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon, raised fears of a resurgence of the assassination wave, and an attempt to tamper with the Lebanese security situation from the Palestinian camps.

Palestinian sources in “Ain al-Helweh” stated that unidentified gunmen opened fire on Alaa al-Din al-Asous, while he was at the house of one of his friends inside the vegetable market in the camp, which led to him being hit directly in the head and he died after he was transferred to the hospital. The camp witnessed an alert yesterday, and Fatah leader Munir al-Maqdah told Asharq Al-Awsat that he toured the camp’s neighborhoods with a number of senior Fatah officers in an effort to cool the atmosphere. He stressed that the Palestinian factions “are united in blocking the return of assassinations to the camps.” He announced “full coordination with the Lebanese army’s intelligence to provide the information required to detect the perpetrators and bring them to trial as soon as possible.” He also accused Israel of trying to tamper with the security of the camps. On the other hand, and in the context of Lebanon’s anticipation of the Israeli response to the demarcation of the maritime border, the Secretary-General of “Hezbollah”, Hassan Nasrallah, warned of a war with Israel if it prevented Lebanon from extracting gas. He threatened to “cut off the hand that will extend to Lebanon,” and called on the party’s audience “to be ready and prepared for all possibilities.”

In domestic politics, Nasrallah called for the formation of “a real government with full powers, especially since there are those who herald us with a presidential vacuum and those who threaten Lebanon with a presidential vacuum.” Facing crises.

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