Today, Tuesday, the head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, arrived in Lebanon, on his first visit in 27 years.
A member of the Office of Arab and Islamic Relations in the “Hamas” movement, Ali Baraka, welcomed Haniyeh’s arrival, noting that “Haniyeh’s visit to Lebanon is his first after his return to Palestine in 1993 with his brothers deported to the town of Marj al-Zuhur in the western Bekaa.”
Informed Palestinian sources revealed the cancellation of the meeting of secretaries-general of the Palestinian factions scheduled for next Thursday in the Lebanese capital Beirut, in the presence of “Hamas” and “Islamic Jihad.”
A source from the “Islamic Jihad” movement said, “The competent Lebanese authorities informed the Palestinian factions through the embassy in Beirut, their apology for hosting the temporary leadership framework meeting that includes the general secretaries of the factions, which was scheduled to be held next Thursday in conjunction with Ramallah via video conference.”
And identical sources indicated that the embassy informed the leaders of the factions to cancel the meeting for special reasons.
She indicated that contacts will take place tonight and tomorrow in an attempt to find a quick alternative for the success of the important leadership meeting.
Haniyeh was supposed to participate in the meeting, in the presence of Ziad al-Nakhalah, Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad, and representatives of other factions who are almost permanently present in Lebanon, in order to discuss coordination of the internal position in the face of the American “deal of the century” and the risks of normalization with Israel.