Salah al-Arouri, the deputy chairman of Hamas’s political bureau and the commander of the terror group’s military wing in the West Bank, was assassinated in a drone attack in Beirut.
By Anash.org reporter
Salah al-Arouri, the deputy chairman of Hamas’s political bureau and the commander of the terror group’s military wing in the West Bank, was assassinated in a drone attack in Beirut. Another five senior fighters were killed alongside him.
Arouri was considered the ‘number two’ of the terrorist organization and responsible for terrorist activity in Jude and Samaria. He is the most senior Hamas leader that was killed since the October 7 attack.
The assassination which took place in the heart of Beirut very close to Hezbollah’s headquarters could push the Iranian-backed terror group to escalate its attacks against Israel. The United States has listed al-Arouri as a designated global terrorist since 2015, and placed a 5 million dollar bounty on him.
In the past, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant was asked what Israel’s red line is in the face of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s aggression, and replied: “If you hear that we attacked in Beirut, it means that Hezbollah has crossed the red line.”
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has cancelled his planned speech tomorrow due to the targeted assassination this evening. The assassination comes on the eve of the anniversary of IRGC Qassem Soliemani’s assassination in Iraq.