The Palestinian terror group Ansar Allah announced a total “military, security
and political” split from its backer Hezbollah, Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal
reported on Wednesday.
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Ansar Allah, which is led by former Fatah official
Jamal Suleiman, issued a statement on Tuesday that said that the group had
worked for the “jihadist resistance” for many years and would “continue on the
path of jihad and resistance until the liberation of all occupied
The statement, which was distributed in the Ain el-Hilweh
Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Sidon, said Ansar Allah would
continue to exist as an armed “independent jihadist movement” whose aim was the
“liberation of the land and holy places desecrated by the Jewish occupiers,”
according to Al-Mustaqbal, the newspaper of Lebanon’s Future Movement, which is
opposed to Hezbollah.
Ansar Allah, which the US has described as a
“clandestine subgroup of Hezbollah” was first formed in 1982 during the First
Lebanon War, and reportedly has hundreds of armed operatives in Palestinian
refugee camps in Lebanon.