Civil Defense work to extinguish a car after Hamas official Mohammad Hamdan was targetted in an assassination attempt in Sidon. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The Interior Ministry Friday rejected reports implying that Arab intelligence agencies were behind the attack targeting a Hamas movement official earlier this month.Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk's press office released a statement saying that such claims would impact Lebanon's relationship with its Arab neighbors. Hajjar is suspected of being one of the individuals behind the Jan. 14 attack on Hamdan.Local media have reported that Beitiye and his suspected accomplices were working for the Israeli intelligence agency, but the security source told The Daily Star that he could not confirm Beitiye's connection to Israel.Machnouk's press office also touched on accusations that the Information Branch was acting without having jurisdiction to do so.
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