Lebanon News

Senior Fatah official to make visit to Beirut

BEIRUT: Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad is scheduled to visit Lebanon in the near future, Palestinian sources in Ain al-Hilweh told the Central News agency Monday. 

“Ahmad will be meeting several Palestinian officials at the Palestinian Embassy headquarters in Beirut to brief them on the outcome of the participation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Arab Summit,” the sources added. 

Ahmad will also meet Lebanese political and security figures to emphasize that the memorandum of understanding recently agreed to by Palestinian factions has the support of Abbas and the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah. 

The MOU was initiated by Islamic Jihad and seeks to distance Palestinian refugee camps from Lebanese conflicts. 

The sources noted that Ahmad’s visit comes as Fatah’s command base in Lebanon undergoes reorganization, especially after a meeting was held between former Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh Mahmoud Issa, known as Lino, and former member of Fatah’s central committee Mohammad Dahlan in the United Arab Emirates.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 01, 2014, on page 4.




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