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Top intelligence official and 8 people killed in Beirut’s Blast.

The car bomb exploded in Ashrafiyeh district in central Beirut, the same area, nearly the same spot were Bashir Gemayel was assassinated in 1982, was the bomb targeting the Lebanese Christian Phalange movement leader?

8 people killed in Ashrafiyeh district in Beirut by a car bomb.

The car bomb exploded in Ashrafiyeh district in central Beirut, the same area, nearly the same spot were Bashir Gemayel was assassinated in 1982.

Lebanon, Beirut (SaebPress) — At least eight people have been killed and more than 97 wounded by the blast Friday hit the Ashrafiyeh district, 200 yards from the central office of the Lebanese Christian Phalange movement; it was reportedly caused by a car bomb.

The huge car bomb that exploded in Ashrafiyeh district in central Beirut, according to Lebanese fire department and witnesses killed At least eight people and wounded more than 97. Several cars were set on fire by the blast; security forces were deployed in large numbers and sealed the Ashrafiyeh area.

Internal Security Forces brigadier general Wissam al-Hassan was killed in a massive blast Friday, according to multiple media sources.

Al-Hassan is the head of the ISF’s controversial information branch, and had arrived in Beirut from outside Lebanon Thursday night.

He is considered to be a divisive figure in the Lebanese political arena. Backed by the opposition March 14 coalition, he has led a number of raids against people affiliated with March 8, most notably Michel Samaha who was accused of planning terrorist attacks at the behest of the Syrian government.

Earlier this week, Lebanese Al-Diyar said its editor-in-chief Charles Ayoub received death threats after publishing a series of articles criticizing al-Hassan.

The ISF’s information branch was created in the aftermath of former prime minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination in 2005. It was considered a counterweight to Lebanese military intelligence which was seen to have close relations with Damascus. The newly formed security apparatus was largely trained and supplied by US and pro-US Arab intelligence services. This the first time a Lebanese political figure has been assassinated since a string of bombings between 2004 and 2008 killed a number of high-profile military and political figures in Lebanon.

Meanwhile, the government of Syria has issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack as a ‘cowardly’ move. Hezbollah condemns the  attack as well. It is the first major bomb attack in Beirut since 2008. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

It was not immediately clear if the explosion targeted any political figure in Lebanon’s divided community but it occurred at a time of heightened tension between Lebanese factions on opposite sides of the Syria conflict. the blast Friday hit the Ashrafiyeh  was 200 yards away from the central office of the Lebanese Christian Phalange movement;  Bashir Gemayel was assassinated at the same spot of today’s car bomb blast.

Christian Phalange movement acted under direct orders from the then ‘Israeli –Defence’ Minister Ariel Sharon,  Lebanese Forces militia (LF) the military arm of  Phalange movement was accused  and implicated in committing September 16th 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre, Hundreds of Palestinians  were murdered by Phalange Christians forces between September 16 and 18, 1982, while ‘Israel’ occupation’s soldiers were positioned around the camps. They slaughtered over 3,500 women, children and old men of the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee Camps.

Brigadier general Wissam al-Hassan, killed Friday by a large explosion in Beirut’s Achrafieh district, was a top security official and a mysterious, controversial player in the Lebanese political-security arena since 2005. he headed the Internal Security Forces’ (ISF) controversial Information Branch, considered a divisive security apparatus because of the strong backing it enjoys from the opposition March 14 coalition, and a number of raids it conducted against people affiliated with the ruling March 8 coalition. He was in charge of the ongoing investigation against former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha. Samaha was arrested in August over allegations that he was plotting to plant explosives in the northern city of Akkar at the behest of the Syrian government.

The ISF’s information branch was created in the aftermath of former prime minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination in 2005. It was considered a counterweight to Lebanese military intelligence which is seen to have close relations with Damascus. The newly-formed security apparatus was largely trained and supplied by US and pro-US Arab intelligence services, including Saudi Arabia.

Syrian crisis had spilled over into Lebanon

In a visit to the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday  17th Oct , Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab peace envoy  to Syria warned the Lebanese leadership “you cannot expect the Syrian crisis to remain within Syrian borders; the Syria’s conflict could set the entire region ablaze.” he said.

Sources confirmed to SaebPress the on-going clashes at Syrian Lebanese border have been raging between Syrian army and the’ free Syrian army’ and its Lebanese supporters, the source confirms that the Lebanese supporters lost 17 Lebanese in an ambush on the Lebanese border Friday. The Syrian army actively engaged in patrolling the borders between the two countries in an effort to stop the influx of smuggled arms and terrorists from Lebanon.

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‎13th day in a row Zionist entity “Israel” attacking besieged Gaza Strip.‎

“Israel” has tightened its 13-year-old blockade on Gaza Strip, closing the only commercial land crossing between Zionist entity and Gaza to prevent any needed supplies including fuel entering the besieged Strip. That caused the power generators feeding the Gaza Strip with electricity to stop operating, which affected Gaza’s water supplies, stopping the work in the sanitation stations and shutting down many clinics and hospitals, during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.

Bombardment of Gaza

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Zionist entity’s “Israel” tanks, early Saturday morning Aug. 22, pounded Palestinian sites in the north and south of the besieged Gaza Strip, while the Zionist entity’s navy opened fire at fishermen’s boats in the northern Gaza coast.

The shillings targeted a location east of Khan Younis in the town of Khuzaa, setting it on fire, also three shells were fired at a location east of Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip, causing significant destruction to the site. no human casualties were reported.

Meanwhile, the navy opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the north of the Gaza Strip, damaging some. last week the Zionist entity’s navy closed the fishing area, in a move to deny many thousands of Palestinians the chance of making a living

In a statement published by the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper, the Palestinian resistance groups based in the besieged Gaza Strip, announced that they had joined forces to respond instantaneously to Zionist entity’s attacks, on their positions, “according to agreed rules of confrontation.”

The resistance groups stated that they are in agreement to avenge the death of any of their leaders at Zionist entity’s hands, saying that they had prepared a response “against specific targets to be revealed at the proper time.”.

Zionist entity “Israel” has tightened its 13-year-old blockade on Gaza Strip, closing the only commercial land crossing between Zionist entity and Gaza to prevent any needed supplies including fuel entering the besieged Strip. That caused the power generators feeding the Gaza Strip with electricity to stop operating, which affected Gaza’s water supplies, stopping the work in the sanitation stations and shutting down many clinics and hospitals, during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.  

This was the Zionist entity’s 13th day in a row of strikes against sites in the besieged Gaza Strip. the Zionist entity claimed the collective punishment and the bombardment of the Gaza Strip were in retaliation for the flying of incendiary balloons from Gaza into their fields of their southern colonies, setting them on fire.

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UAE stabbed Palestine in back by normalising with Zionist entity ‘Israel’

Abbas :You cannot take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’

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on Tuesday, the Palestinian leadership held a meeting in West bank city of Ramallah, which was also attended by representatives of different Palestinian factions, including Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

Abbas condemned the UAE’s decision to normalise ties with Zionist entity”Israel”, saying it was a “stab in the back of the Palestinian people.”

Abbas accused the UAE of turning its back on Palestinians while trying to justify the deal with Zionist entity “Israel” by arguing it helped stop West bank annexations.

“They added the term annexation and attempted to give the others and the world the illusion that the UAE had come up with a great achievement for us and that is the rejection of annexation, as if the Palestinian issue is only about annexation while they disregard everything else: the rights of the Palestinian people, the Palestinian state, the two-state vision, holy Jerusalem [al-Quds]….This is deception, and this is totally unacceptable. We consider it a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause,” he emphasised.

Abbas also stressed that only the Palestinians have the right to speak on the Palestine issue. 

“You cannot can take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You [are] not responsible for the Palestinian cause, we alone, the Palestinians here, will speak on behalf of the Palestinian cause,” he said.

Palestinians ‘united against conspiracy’

Additionally, Abbas hailed the presence of representative from different Palestinian factions at Tuesday’s meeting as a show of unity.

“I welcome our brothers in Hamas, Jihad, General Command and Al-Saiqa who are here today. This indicates that the Palestinian people are united against the conspiracy, regardless of the differences between us, but in adversity we stand together and have on position against anyone who wants to attack our cause,” he said.

Abbas reminded the Arab countries that based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative any normalisation with Zionist entity “Israel” should come after an agreement is reached between the Palestinians and Tel Aviv, and not the other way around.

“Some countries have begun moving, both openly and in secret…this is rejected, and we the Palestinians will continue to absolutely reject this, no matter which country does this. You must respect the decisions on which you have signed off,” he said.

On Tuesday, “Israeli” media cited Sudanese foreign ministry spokesman as announcing an “impending” normalisation agreement with Tel Aviv. Sudan’s acting foreign minister, however, denied knowledge of such talks with Zionist entity “Israel”.

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UAE’s normalisation of ties with Zionist entity ‘Israel’ is betrayal of Palestinian cause

Shaath, ”to start with there is no real sovereignty For Mohamed bin Zayed or these ‎Sheikhes over the UAE, its controlled by the Multinational companies, since the British ‎withdrawn from it in 1970, they kept these tribal leaders under tight control of the ‎Multinationals.‎

The Debate discuss with Dr. Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East Affairs Expert and Dr. Jalal Fairooz, FMR, Bahraini MP and Middle East Expert, the UAE’s normalisation of ties with the Zionist entity ‘Israel’ . The deal has drawn condemnation from different countries as it revealed betrayal of Palestinian cause. ‘Israel’ and the United Arab Emirates agree to normalise diplomatic ties in a deal apparently ‎brokered by US President Donald Trump that includes Tel Aviv regime’s agreement to suspend ‎annexation of the occupied West Bank.‎

Transcription of some of what Dr. Shaath said ‎
Shaath, ”to start with there is no real sovereignty For Mohamed bin Zayed or these ‎Sheikhes over the UAE, its controlled by the Multinational companies, since the British ‎withdrawn from it in 1970, they kept these tribal leaders under tight control of the ‎Multinationals.‎”


‎ Shaath added “At the end of the day, to me, they are still a colony. They have been used by the Americans [Emirates] in ‎the waves of attacks came against Iraq in the [American invasion ] 2003 as well as the American ‎used them, as your guest mentioned they are used by ‘Israel’ to spy on Iran, they have their ‎cooperation under the table, it became very hard to hide it, the official visits ‎of Israeli ministers, officials, sport teams and many other exchanges between the ‎Emirates and ‘Israel’, so they could not hide it any more.‎”


Shaath went to say, “the other crucial point During the 2014 Zionist criminal war on Gaza, the ‎UAE sent a team of 50 doctors from the UAE red cross. The Palestinian ‎resistance stated then that these 50 doctors are Zionists spies collecting ‎information on the Palestinian resistance positions, while they supposed to ‎be an assistant from UAE. Then they were deported out of the Gaza Strip at ‎that time.‎”
Shaath “Recently The United Emirates exchanging a lot of trade and were doing a lot of ‎security deals and wheeling with the Zionist entity sending its aeroplanes to ‎Bin Gorian Airport, that under the cover and camouflaging it as they were ‎providing medical support to the Palestinians to overcome the Corona ‎pandemic,”.

Shaath continued to say that ” while the Palestinians’ refused to receive that aid and told them ‎[UAE] that they are betraying us, when we told you we refuse to receive anything ‎that coming through the Zionist entity airports , this is a normalising of ‎relationship between the Emirates and the Zionist entity. Still, , they ‎continued to send their aeroplanes, all of that is to cover up what type of loads ‎that the Emirates is bring back to Abu Dhabi from Tel Aviv .‎

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