Παρασκευή, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Hezbollah chief poisoned, Iranian doctors saved his life


Hezbollah chief poisoned, Iranian doctors saved his life
By
Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent
The Iraqi Web site Almalaf on Wednesday quoted diplomatic sources in Beirut as saying Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WK3HbXwN0k ) was poisoned last week and that his life was saved by Iranian doctors who were rushed to Lebanon to treat him. The sources reportedly told the paper that a particularly poisonous chemical substance was used against the Shi'ite militia's leader. His medical condition was apparently critical for a number of days, until the Iranian doctors arrived and managed to save his life. The site claimed that the sources believed it was highly likely that the poisoning was an Israeli assassination attempt.
Hezbollah has denied the report. Lebanese parliament member Al-Hajj Hassan, a member of the group, said: "This is a lie and a fabrication. It' true that I haven't seen [Nasrallah] this past week, but he's okay." The Iranian medical team arrived on Sunday at 11:00 P.M., apparently on a special military flight. Officials considered flying Nasrallah to Iran for further treatment, according to Almalaf. In September 1997, a Mossad team tried to assassinate Hamas' political chief, Khaled Meshal, by drizzling poison in his ear. The attempt failed, and two of the agents were captured while others found refuge in the Israeli embassy in Amman. Nasrallah's second-in-command Imad Mughniyah was assassinated in February in a Damascus bomb blast. Hezbollah accused Israel of responsibility for the explosion, although Israel has denied any connection to the act..>>>
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1030482.html
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Hezbollah denies reports its leader was poisoned
http://en.rian.ru/world/20081024/117929558.html
24/ 10/ 2008
BEIRUT, October 24 (RIA Novosti) - The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah denied on Friday rumors that its leader Hassan Nasrallah was poisoned.
"It's a fabricated story - only rumors," Galeb Abu Zainab, a member of Hezbollah political office, was cited as saying by the Lebanese An-Nahar newspaper.
The Iraqi website Almalaf reported Wednesday that Hassan Nasrallah had been poisoned last week and that Iranian doctors had rushed to Lebanon in an attempt to save him.
It cited undisclosed sources as saying Israel was responsible for the assassination attempt.
"The only party that can benefit from these rumors is the Israeli intelligence service," Zainab said.

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