The social networks in Lebanon and the media of the Druze community in the Golan and Syria reported that Madhat al-Salah, who was killed on Saturday night in Quneitra while on his way home in an operation that was reportedly attributed to Israel, will be laid to rest in Syria and probably buried near his home in Kfar Ein Tina.
It was also reported that a-Salah's family, most of whom are still in Majdal Shams, will hold a memorial service for him in the village.
The Arab media as well as the media in Lebanon and Syria have few reports and details about the assassination, but according to various reports in Lebanon, Syrian intelligence in Damascus estimates that al-Salah, who was under Israeli control, was killed by an elite IDF unit that penetrated deep into Syrian territory. Near Majdal Shams, at one point it split into three sniper teams stationed at various positions and ambushed Salah who was driving in his car on his way back to his home in the village of Ein Tina in Quneitra.
When al-Salah's vehicle approached an ambush that was waiting for him, sniper fire was fired at him from a distance of about 200 meters, a-Salah was hit by the first bullet in the lower back area but the second shot that hit the chest area was fatal and he died on the spot.
According to Lebanese sources, after it became clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that al-Salah was not alive, the sniper force left the positions and returned to Israel while the soldiers took care to obscure and disguise any sign of their presence in the depths of Syrian territory.
The end of the apple man
According to various sources among the Druze community in the Golan, as well as reports on social networks of knowledgeable Lebanese elements, a-Salah knew that his cooperation with Tehran and the Revolutionary Guards in the Syrian Golan who are constantly working to develop troubled infrastructure against Israel could be a double-edged sword.
The regime in Damascus did not like, to say the least, al-Salah's involvement in Hezbollah and pro-Iranian militias in southern Syria to build a terrorist infrastructure and carry out attacks against Israel, as part of the Assad regime's attempts to establish and stabilize control of the country after the bloody civil war in Damascus. The peace and stability on the border with Israel.
In addition to the fact that al-Salah's camped in the eyes of the Assad regime, Majdal Shams sources say that al-Salah was heavily in debt after the export of Druze towers in the Golan Heights to Syria was stopped following the civil war.
Madhat al-Salah (right) with Syrian President Bashar Assad,
Al-Salah, a member of parliament, holder of the Golan portfolio in the Syrian government and representative of the Druze in Damascus, over the years has cut fat coupons from importing apples from the Golan to Syria and closing border crossings with Israel.
"Salah's decline began in 2005. President Assad, who was close to him, walked away from him and was also thrown out of the parliament in Damascus," a resident of one of the Druze villages in the Golan Heights who is close to al-Salah's family in Majdal Shams told Israel today. But the civil war stopped everything at once and he was in debt and that is probably what brought him closer to Iran.
Apparently he thought that the Iranians would return him to the centers of influence in Damascus and pad his pockets with money, and to all this you should add his hatred of Israel.
"I do not think there are those in Damascus who are crying over the assassination of Madhat al-Assad."