Saleh al-Arouri

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Person.png Saleh al-Arouri   "wikipedia=https" has not been listed as valid URI scheme.Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(freedom fighter, “terrorist”)
Saleh al-Arouri.jpg
Born19 August 1966
Died2 January 2024 (Age 57)

Saleh al-Arouri was a senior leader of Hamas, and a founding commander of its military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. He was also said to be the deputy chairman of Hamas's political bureau, and Hamas's military commander of the West Bank. He was targeted and killed by Israel in Lebanon where he was living.

The Hamas television channel Al-Aqsa reported that two Qassam Brigades commanders, Samir Fandi Abu Amer and Azam al-Aqra Abu Amar were killed along with Saleh Arouri in the attack attributed to Israel in south Beirut.[1]

Hanan Ashrawi posted on X:

The long-distance assassination by drone of Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri is a typical Israeli pattern of murdering Palestinian leaders of all factions.
Not only does it not bring security or capitulation, it provokes and produces a serious escalation with long-term ramifications.[2]

Call for general strike

Palestinian political groups throughout the West Bank have declared a general strike on Wednesday 3 January 2024 in response to the Israeli assassination of Saleh Arouri.

In their joint statement, the groups said that the assassination is an aggression against the Arab and Muslim Ummah, not only Palestine and Lebanon.


Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh condemned the Israeli assassination of Arouri. He said that the critical act is a reflection of the criminality of those who carried it out.

Ismail Haniyeh

The head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, said in a televised statement that Israel has assassinated al-Arouri, along with other top Hamas commanders, Samir Fandi and Azam al-Aqra.

Haniyeh described the assassination as a terrorist act and a violation of Lebanon sovereignty. Haniyeh also said that the assassination will not break down the steadfastness of the Palestinian people.


A spokesman for the Ansarallah group in Yemen condemned the assassination, describing it as a treacherous aggression against Lebanon.

Islamic Jihad

The assassination of al-Arouri is an attempt by the Zionist enemy to expand the war and to drag the region into a wider conflict. Ziad al-Nakhalah, Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, mourned Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri, saying: “We lost a leader who believed in the justice of our people’s jihad until martyrdom”.


In a statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that “the Zionist entity bears responsibility for the repercussions of its new adventure,” a reference to the assassination by Israel of al-Arouri.


Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said that the explosion that occurred in the southern suburbs of Beirut is an Israeli crime aimed at pushing Lebanon into a new phase.

Mikati also asked the Lebanese foreign ministry to submit an urgent complaint to the United Nations Security Council.[3]

Many thanks to our Patrons who cover ~2/3 of our hosting bill. Please join them if you can.


Wikipedia.png This page imported content from Wikipedia on 3 January 2024.
Wikipedia is not affiliated with Wikispooks.   Original page source here