Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Assassination in Beirut (i should have said in Lebanon, not Beirut)

Robert Worth (and the AUB professor he cites in the story) are over their head on this. Kamal Midhat was not like what people think. He was not part of the Fath hierarchy in the region and was opposed to Oslo and was punished by Fath for it. My sister, Mirvat, knew Kamal Midhat and said that he was a believer in armed struggle and was opposed to peace with the usurping entity. It is possible that the target of the assasination was `Abbas Zaki. My sister also tells me that Al-Akhbar's account of Midhat in today's issue is not accurate.