Warrant Issued for Fateh Official in Lebanon
Lebanon’s military investigating magistrate Riad Talih issued an arrest warrant Friday against member of the Palestinian Fateh movement who is accused of obstructing justice, reported the Daily Star newspaper.
Mohammed Ali Obeid, an aide to the Fateh commander in Lebanon, Sultan Abul-Aynayn, is accused of preventing the army from performing its duties in the Palestinian refugee camp in Rashidieh in Tyre in 1997, said the paper.
In 1997, Obeid seized several Palestinians and Lebanese suspected of supplying information on PLO leader Yasser Arafat’s Fateh faction to the Lebanese and Syrian security forces, according to the paper, which added that he interrogated them for more than 15 days.
Obeid, who was a member of the PLO’s “Lightning Forces,” used to run Fateh’s intelligence bureau in Rashidieh in the late 1970s.
According to the paper, Obeid’s mission was to spy on anti-Fateh factions in the camp and to arrest Palestinians who were cooperating with Lebanese or Syrian security authorities – Albawaba.com