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(freedom fighter, “terrorist”)
|19 August 1966
|2 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.
- 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.
Call for general strike
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.
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.
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”.