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Two held for plotting to kill Palestinian Figures including Ahmed Jibril
General Security has arrested two suspects accused of plotting to assassinate Palestinian figures, including Ahmed Jibril, the head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, and his son Abu al-Omarain, in addition to other PFLP-GC figures, a media report said.
“The plot was unveiled last month, when General Security agents intercepted the phone calls of the Palestinian Nimr A. and the Syrian Abdul Qader F., who were trying to join the ranks of the al-Nusra Front group before one of them was tasked with carrying out assassinations in Lebanon,” al-Akhbar daily said.
After communicating with Nusra militants on social networking websites, Nimr was given the phone number of Abu Maria, Nusra's top official in Syria's Daraa province, who asked him to collect information about the situation of the Shatila Palestinian refugee camp and the Palestinian factions there.
“Nimr provided him with the requested information and Abu Maria asked Nimr to carry out attacks on Palestinian officials involved in the fighting alongside the Syrian regime, among them Jibril, asking him to target him during his visit to Lebanon,” al-Akhbar said.