TRANSLATED: Beirut bombings said to help restore relations between Hamas & Hezbollah
Translated tonight in our Daily Briefing (for a free trial email firstname.lastname@example.org)
On November 18, the independent, leftist As-Safir daily carried the following report by Qassem Kassir: “Clearly, one of the main objectives of the two Borj al-Barajneh bombings consisted of stirring sedition between the people of the Southern Suburbs and the Palestinians mainly the people of the Borj al-Barajneh camp. The fact that ISIL rushed into publishing two fake Palestinian nationals’ names as part of the suicide bombers was part of the sedition-stirring plan. But contrary to ISIL’s plans, these two bombings restored the heat to all the communication lines between the Lebanese and Palestinian leaderships mainly the Hamas movement and Hezbollah knowing that the relationship between the two parties had gone through a phase of being frozen as per sources that are well-informed about the relationship between the two sides.
“The head of the Hamas politburo, Khaled Mashal and his deputy, Ismail Haniyeh, quickly contacted the Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, in order to offer their condolences for the martyrs of the two bombings. The Palestinian leaderships also revealed the real pieces of information concerning the names of the two Palestinians that ISIL claimed were involved in the two bombings. The Palestinian leaderships fully cooperated with the Lebanese security services in order to uncover all the information pertaining to the two bombings…
“The condolences telegram send by the leadership of the “Ezzeddine al-Qassam Factions” to Nasrallah constituted a strong message to highlight the good relationship between the two sides. The telegram indicated that the “last incident” constituted a “renewal of the declaration of stability on the road of the jihad project and loyalty to the Resistance on Martyr Day…”
“The informed sources about the relationship between Hezbollah and the Hamas movement indicated that this relationship had gone through a state of freeze and coldness since last Ramadan over some statements allegedly made by the member of the movement’s politburo, Dr. Moussa Abou Marzouq, who criticized the politics of Iran and Hezbollah over the Palestinian file and the regional situation.
“In the past two months, there were several attempts at dealing with the state of estrangement. However, it seems that the two bombings of Borj al-Barajneh helped to deal with the coldness through the extensive phone calls and meetings that occurred between the two sides over the past few days and also through the strong sympathy expressed by the Palestinian people on the one hand and the people of the Southern Suburbs and Hezbollah on the other hand. The sources indicated that the Borj al-Barajneh bombings have thus achieved a counter effect. Instead of leading to sedition between the Palestinians and the people of the Southern Suburbs, they actually restored the heat to the relationship between Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran.”