The “Palestinian Islamic Jihad” movement in Syria accused Israel of assassinating the leader of the “Al-Quds Brigades”, the military wing of the “Islamic Jihad” movement in Palestine, Ali Ramzi Al-Aswad, in the Qudsaya suburb of Damascus countryside on Sunday morning. The Al-Quds Brigades in Syria mourned Ali Ramzi Al-Aswad (31 years old), who was shot dead, stressing that this crime bore “the hallmarks of the Israeli occupation.”
And the Al-Quds Brigades said, in a statement, that “the commander, Ali Ramzi Al-Aswad, from the Syrian square, died Sunday morning as a result of a cowardly assassination by gunfire, in the countryside of Damascus,” adding that the assassination “bear the fingerprints of the Zionist enemy.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that Israel was responsible for the assassination of “the architect of the jihad in Syria.” He said, “We will be the head of anyone and all the architects of (terrorism) everywhere.”
Ali Ramzi Al-Aswad, from a Palestinian family originating from Haifa, sought refuge in Syria following the catastrophe of 1948, and joined the ranks of the “Quds Brigades” at an early age.
While the official media in Damascus ignored the news of the assassination of the Palestinian leader, the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” confirmed the killing of “a military leader within the (Al-Quds Brigades) movement, the military wing of the (Islamic Jihad) movement, in an assassination in the countryside of Damascus on Sunday morning,” according to the “Observatory.” : “He was shot dead by gunmen in the suburb of Qudsaya in Damascus countryside, which led to his death before the gunmen fled.”
And the “Islamic Jihad” movement, which is considered one of the Palestinian factions allied with the Syrian regime and Iran, previously announced in late 2019 that Akram al-Ajouri, a member of the movement’s political bureau in Damascus, was subjected to an Israeli assassination attempt by targeting his house in the Mezzeh neighborhood with a guided missile, which resulted in the killing of Ibn Akram al-Ajouri and a number of of civilians.
It is noteworthy that the “Palestinian Islamic Jihad” movement was founded in 1981 by the leader, Fathi Shaqaqi, who was assassinated in Malta in 1995. The movement does not recognize the agreements between the Palestinian side and Israel, and its military wing (Al-Quds Brigades) is active in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and many have carried out of military operations since 1987 and during the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000.
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