car bomb wounds hamas official in south lebanon
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

In Lebanon's Southern Port City Of Sidon

Car bomb wounds Hamas official in south Lebanon

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Car bomb wounds Hamas official in south Lebanon

An official of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas
Sidon - Arab Today

An official of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas was wounded on Sunday in a car bomb blast in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon.

Hamas's Lebanon branch named the wounded man as its "staff member" Mohammed Hamdan.

"The blast wounded his leg, destroyed his car and damaged the building. Preliminary evidence points to Zionist (involvement) behind this crime," it said in a statement.

A military source told AFP that a BMW "detonated, wounding Hamas official Mohammed Hamdan", and Lebanon's army said a "500-gramme bomb" had been placed in his vehicle.

An AFP journalist in Sidon saw the burnt-out vehicle, a silver BMW, in a parking lot of an apartment building where Hamdan lived.

Firefighters arrived to put out the flames and Lebanese security forces quickly cordoned off the area.

"All civilians get back!" shouted an officer, ushering curious residents away from the charred car.

The Red Cross confirmed there was only one person wounded in the blast and said he had been transported to hospital in a civilian vehicle.

Hamas's representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka, visited Hamdan at the Labib Hospital in Sidon.

"Hamas is coordinating with Lebanese security forces to uncover all the links to this crime and the failed assassination attempt against Hamdan," he told reporters.

"This message carries the fingerprints of Israel, which wants to shift the lens away from internal affairs to the outside because of the uprising in Palestine," Baraka said.

Hamdan did not appear to have a public or political role in Hamas, but a Palestinian security source told AFP that he was a member of the organisation's security apparatus.

"Hamdan is an official in Hamas's security service. His work is linked to internal Palestinian affairs," the source said.

"Because of the nature of his work, the fingers are pointed to the Israeli enemy."

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel in the past decade and is based in Gaza, but it operates branches elsewhere in the Middle East including Lebanon.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon, many of them in 12 camps across the country.

The most densely-populated is Ain al-Hilweh, which lies near Sidon and is home to an estimated 61,000 Palestinians, including 6,000 who have fled the war in neighbouring Syria.

By longstanding convention, Lebanese authorities do not enter Palestinian camps, where security is instead left to joint Palestinian security forces.

These units -- which include Hamas, rival Palestinian faction Fatah and other groups -- have fought several battles with jihadist groups inside Ain al-Hilweh.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

car bomb wounds hamas official in south lebanon car bomb wounds hamas official in south lebanon

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

car bomb wounds hamas official in south lebanon car bomb wounds hamas official in south lebanon

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 15:46 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

GMT 14:41 2016 Tuesday ,27 September

Egypt women football team back home from Zambia

GMT 03:53 2017 Sunday ,27 August

Orveda appoints Blanket Consulting

GMT 15:03 2016 Monday ,18 January

Dust storm hits Sharqiya, Qalubiya, North Sinai

GMT 18:20 2016 Friday ,03 June

Mauritania president back home from UAE

GMT 10:55 2017 Wednesday ,05 July

Dina says latest Ramadan was turning point

GMT 08:13 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

Ali Al Deek denies any difference with brother

GMT 12:45 2015 Wednesday ,11 February

Ruler of Dubai, Mohamed bin Zayed tour Future Museum

GMT 10:33 2017 Saturday ,15 April

Chicago airport security under fire

GMT 09:23 2017 Wednesday ,03 May

Kvitova back practising after hand injury

GMT 15:30 2015 Friday ,24 April

Greek-style roast fish

GMT 10:16 2017 Sunday ,19 March

Shaza Hassoun prefers taking adventures in work

GMT 08:44 2018 Sunday ,02 December

Cold weather forecast for three days in Amman
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday