BEIRUT: Hamas denied Wednesday media reports that the Lebanese Army requested it hand in suspects involved in the May rocket attack that targeted the Hezbollah controlled area of Shiyah.
“Such reports are not accurate and unfounded,” Hamas politburo member Osama Hamdan told The Daily Star.
Local media reports said that the Army requested Hamas representative in Lebanon Ali Barakeh to hand in two suspects linked to firing the rockets against Shiyah in Beirut’s southern suburbs.
The May attack in the Lebanese capital wounded four people.
The Army was not available to comment on the reports.
Hamdan slammed media institutions circulating what he called “false reports” and said that his group enjoys good ties with Lebanese security agencies.
“We always cooperate with the Lebanese security forces because we are convinced that the stability and security of Lebanon are necessary for the Palestinian cause,” Hamdan said.
Hamdan also denied that a suspect in the attack, identified as Ahmad Taha, was linked to Hamas.
“This person is a Palestinian but he has no links to Hamas and he is known for trading arms in the neighborhood where he resides,” Hamdan said.