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[alpha] RE-SENDING WITH SOURCE CODE - INSIGHT - PNA - Ideology behind leadership at Ma'an News Agency - PS200

Released on 2012-02-27 02:00 GMT

Email-ID 209919
Date 2011-12-17 19:44:13
Per Jenn's request.

On 12/17/11 11:03 AM, Bayless Parsley wrote:

Sending straight to alpha because no WO on. Replying to this thread
because it's in reference to the bias we should be aware of from Ma'an
News Agency, whose story Mikey just pasted in response to the insight on
what's happening at Pal camps in Lebanon. Source is new, just met him on
my trip. He's a journalist who works for Ma'an. Insight below is his
response to my questions about wtf his boss was saying in the article I
pasted below the insight ('Palestinian editor says Jerusalem will be
liberated with "military honor"'):

Nasser [Ma'an editor in chief Nasr al-Lahham] is the man but he's a nut.
I know him well. Israelis know him too, he used to report from the
Knesset and interviewed I think their president once at his home.
His point here, seems to me, is Abbas' strategy of building institutions
and restoring security, rather than violently resisting, is key to
liberating Palestine. He's telling the recruits they're just as
important and valuable as Hezbollah and don't let anyone tell you
Here's the inside scoop on Nasser and the key to understanding how Maan
remains the only truly independent news source in Palestine: He's a
decades long supporter of the Popular Front, was president of the PFLP
at Bethlehem Univ. and went to jail six years for it.
As a PFLP supporter, he detests organized religion and its mixing in
politics (Hamas) just as much as he hates
materialism/capitalism/corruption (Fatah). (On that second point, he's
probably the most beloved media personality in the country and has huge
influence, yet he never thought to move out of the refugee camp where he
was born. Badass.)
The other important thing to know about Nasser, more important than
anything else I just mentioned, is that he is batshit insane. Really do
love the guy but something is off up there, trust me. He will spout out
the craziest theories every once in a while **

Palestinian editor says Jerusalem will be liberated with "military

Ma'an News Agency reports at 0429 gmt that its editor in chief Nasr
al-Lahham, delivered a speech to a group of 600 Palestinian security
personnel at Jericho's Palestinian Academy for Security Sciences, also
known as Al-Istiqlal University. The event was attended by several
high-ranking security figures such as Tawfiq al-Tirawi, head of the
university board of management, and Nayif Jaradat, the academy's acting

The report says that Al-Lahham "spoke about the occupation and how most
of the young Jewish people do not know the meaning of the word
occupation, because they have been brainwashed by the Israeli military
and media establishments."

He praises Palestinian [National] Authority (PNA) President Mahmud
Abbas, and likens him to Palestinian figures such as Yasir Arafat and
Khalid Mish'al, explaining that "all of them refused to give up on any

Al-Lahham calls for an end to the criticism of Palestinians via
satellite television and urges the media to respect the "conscience of
the Palestinian youth," adding that such criticism is tantamount to
"criticizing a whole generation's will of resistance and defiance." He
continues: "You are the future. I stand before you, and I see no
difference between you and Hezbollah fighters in south Lebanon. They
liberated their homeland and you will liberate Jerusalem, God willing."
He concludes his speech by saying "I swear in the pure blood of your
father that we will pray in Jerusalem and you will liberate it with your
military honour."

Source: Ma'an News Agency website, Bethlehem, in Arabic 0429 gmt 30 Nov

BBC Mon ME1 MEEauosc 011211 sg

On 12/16/11 2:59 PM, Michael Wilson wrote:

Fatah figure denies plan to eliminate Salafists in Lebanese refugee camp

Text of report by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News
Agency website

["Exclusive" report: "Al-Maqdah: Fatah not preparing plan to eliminate
Jund al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam"]

Bethlehem, 15 December (Ma'an) - Munir al-Maqdah, commander of the Fatah
movement's general headquarters in Lebanon, denied that Palestinian
forces in the Ayn al-Hulwah refugee camp in south Lebanon are planning
to eliminate operatives from the Jund al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam
organizations. These organizations have been accused of being behind the
assassination of 2nd lieutenant Ashraf al-Qadiri, escort of Mahmud Isa,
also known as Al-Linu, commander of the Palestinian Armed Struggle.

Al-Maqdah told Ma'an's radio network that the political leadership in
Ayn al-Hulwah has set up a committee to investigate the assassination,
but not to eliminate any particular operative or individual. He said
that no one is untouchable, no matter what happens, and that anyone
whose name is called should immediately head to the special committee in
the camp, and if that person is found guilty, he will be turned over to
the Lebanese army.

Al-Maqdah said "there are no operatives from Fatah al-Islam or Jund
al-Sham in the camp, and this was an isolated incident." He added that
there are ongoing meetings in the camp "because there are people who
want to spark clashes in the camps, both internally and with their
neighbours, and undermine the stability and security in the camps."

Asked about the reconciliation and the latest meeting between
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and HAMAS Political Bureau chief
Khalid Mish'al in Cairo, Al-Maqdah said this was a positive step towards
the future Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. He said the
reconciliation is a Palestinian demand and a force to confront Israel
with, and expressed hope that this demand will be fully and clearly

Source: Ma'an News Agency website, Bethlehem, in Arabic 1851 gmt 15 Dec

BBC Mon ME1 MEEauosc 161211 nan

(c) Copyright British Broadcasting Corporation 2011


On 12/15/11 7:44 AM, Michael Wilson wrote:

Fatah Official Says Jund al-Sham Killed al-Lino's Bodyguard

by Naharnet Newsdesk 36 minutes ago

A Fatah official has accused members of the militant group Jund
al-Sham of assassinating the bodyguard of Palestinian Armed Struggle
chief Mahmoud Issa, who goes by the nom de guerre of al-Lino.

The official, who refused to be identified, told al-Liwaa daily
published Thursday that a Jund al-Sham militant opened fire on
28-year-old Ashraf al-Qaderi at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain
el-Hilweh on Wednesday, killing him instantly.

Cautious calm prevailed on Thursday in the camp that lies near the
southern port city of Sidon.

But the official said that the remaining members of Jund al-Sham are
seeking to create tension after several security incidents, bombings
and shootings at the camp.

He added that several members of the militant group had been
arrested by the Palestinian Armed Struggle and handed over to
Lebanese authorities.

The official hinted that al-Qaderi's killing was aimed at taking
vengeance at the arrests.

Keeping an eye on those cookey Palestinians with their guns and
their shooting. Oy vey! [nick]

Palestinian commander's bodyguard killed in Lebanon

December 15, 2011

The bodyguard of a top Palestinian commander was shot dead on
Wednesday in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon, a local official

"At around 10:00 p.m., a masked gunman shot and killed Ashraf Qadiri
at his shop here in the Ain al-Hilweh camp," said Munir Maqdah, in
charge of security at the camp near the southern coastal city of

Qadiri was a bodyguard for Mohammed Abdel Hamid Issa, alias
"Al-Lino," the head of Palestinian party Fatah's police force in Ain

Maqdah said Fatah forces had gone on alert and deployed throughout
the camp, adding that the shooter had not yet been identified.

Wednesday's shooting was the second such incident this week
targeting one of Issa's bodyguards.

Ain al-Helweh, the largest Palestinian camp in the country, is home
to about 50,000 refugees and is known to harbor extremists and

By long-standing convention, the Lebanese army does not enter the
country's 12 refugee camps, leaving security inside to the
Palestinians themselves.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees
(UNRWA) estimates that some 425,000 Palestinian refugees are living
in Lebanon, a country with a population of four million.

Others, however, estimate the number to be closer to 250,000.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon


On 11/29/11 12:03 PM, Sean Noonan wrote:

I don't think al-Saiqa has been very active since at least the
1990s. Their militant history has as far as I'm aware always been
fighting within Lebanon and Syria, not towards Israel (though they
did claim some int'l terror attacks in the 1980s). That is all
very different from the rocket attacks the last 24 hours, not to
mention that Saiqa didn't claim those.


From: "Marc Lanthemann"
To: "alpha List"
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:30:13 AM
Subject: [alpha] INSIGHT - SYRIA/LEBANON - Syrian activity in Pal
camps - ME1403

SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Fatah military source in Lebanon
SOURCE RELIABILITY: B - good track record in reporting

the PA has damning evidence about the intention of the Syrian
regime to cause trouble in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Dozens of Syrian men have in recent weeks moved into major camps
such as Ain al-Hilwa, Sabra & Shatila, al-Biddawi and al-Burj
al-Shimali. The Syrians appear bent of exploding the security
situation in the camps should the security situation in Syria go
out of control. This will be part of the Syrian regime's efforts
to hold Lebanon hostage and to use it in order to negotiate a deal
with the West.

The Syrians believe that the French are leading the Western
efforts to isolate the Syrian regime. They are also aware that the
French feel they have a moral and historical responsibility
towards Lebanon. Therefore, the Syrians seem to want to use
Lebanon to stop the French diplomatic drive against the regime in
Damascus. The Syrians arriving into camps in Lebanon belong to
al-Saeqa Palestinian guerrilla movement, which is largely seen as
an extention of the Syrian army intelligence.

Sean Noonan
Tactical Analyst
T: +1 512-279-9479 | M: +1 512-758-5967

Michael Wilson
Director of Watch Officer Group
221 W. 6th Street, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
T: +1 512 744 4300 ex 4112

Michael Wilson
Director of Watch Officer Group
221 W. 6th Street, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
T: +1 512 744 4300 ex 4112