DAMASCUS: The previous head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad motion was laid to relaxation on Sunday within the Syrian capital Damascus, a day after he died following a protracted sickness. He was 62.
Ramadan Shallah was on the US most wished listing of terrorist suspects with a $5 million reward for info resulting in his arrest or conviction.
Tons of of individuals attended the funeral of Shallah, who had been in a coma for greater than three years after coronary heart surgical procedure. The group didn’t say the place he died, however he was believed to have been in Lebanon.
Shallah was buried following the afternoon prayers within the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. His funeral was attended by Syria-based Palestinian officers.
Shallah led the Iranian-backed group for over 20 years, after its founder, Fathi Shikaki, was shot lifeless in Malta in a 1995 assault extensively attributed to Israel. In 2018, the group named Shallahs deputy, Ziad al-Nakhalah, as a brand new chief.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad has places of work in Syria and Lebanon, however most of its actions are targeted within the Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip.
We pledge to proceed the route of resistance till we liberate Palestine with the allies in Syria, Iran and Hezbollah, al-Nakhalah advised the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV through the funeral.
Final yr, the motion took half in a number of rounds of heavy preventing with Israel. However in latest months it has remained dedicated to an unofficial truce brokered by regional mediators between Israel and Hamas, the bigger Islamic group ruling Gaza.
Printed in Daybreak, June eighth, 2020