A pro-Assad Palestinian terrorist group claimed on Tuesday that one of its
leaders in the West Bank escaped an assassination attempt the previous
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General
Command, said that unidentified gunmen opened fire at the car of Muhammad
Jibril, a senior member of the group, in Nablus.
Jibril was not hurt, it
The group, whose members have been fighting alongside Syrian
President Bashar Assad’s forces against the rebels over the past two years,
called on the Palestinian Authority to capture the perpetrators and bring them
No group claimed responsibility for the assassination
The Damascus-based PFLP-GC, which is headed by Ahmed Jibril, has
been strongly condemned by many Palestinians for siding with Assad.
terrorist group has also been accused of participating in recent armed attacks
against Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus.
governor of Nablus, Jibreen al-Bakri, said the shooting incident was
“criminally-motivated” and had no political implications.
The PA security
forces arrested a Nablus resident on suspicion of involvement in the attack,
which was the result of a financial dispute, Bakri said.