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The Islamic Jihad man Ali Ramzi al-Awasad, who according to the organization was eliminated by Israel in Syria (photo: official website, social networks)
The Islamic Jihad man who was killed in the suburbs of Damascus was shot by assassins who were waiting for him outside his home - this was reported today (Monday) in the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar, which is affiliated with Hezbollah.
According to the report, Ali Ramzi al-Aswad was hit by ten bullets and was even stabbed afterwards, apparently in an attempt to ensure his death.
The Islamic Jihad said that the assassination was carried out by Israel and it promised to avenge it.
The 31-year-old al-Aswad was described as an engineer.
According to the organization, Al-Aswad's family fled from Haifa to Syria during the war of liberation in 1948 and he joined its ranks at a young age and worked for "the liberation of Palestine and a return to his country and the city of Haifa, from where his family was deported."
The Islamic Jihad warned that "we will continue to confront the enemy and respond to all his crimes against our people and against our resistance."
Palestinian officials told the Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese Al-Mayadeen channel that "the reaction will be based on the results of the investigation."
The channel also reported that "the method of assassination is similar to previous operations that took place in the Syrian and Lebanese arenas, both in terms of the weapon used and the method of assassination" and that the investigation into the assassination continues and involves more than one party.
Islamic Jihad activists in Gaza (Photo: Reuters)
Israel did not comment on the organization's announcement that in recent months its members were involved in exchanges of fire with the security forces in the territories.
Israel has been credited with hundreds of airstrikes in Syria against Iranian and other targets in the past decade, but assassinations are rarer.
The assassination happened about a week after the attack in Megiddo, which was carried out using a bomb placed by an armed terrorist who crossed the border from Lebanon.
Security officials said that they do not rule out the possibility that Hezbollah was involved in the attack, and Defense Minister Yoav Galant threatened that those responsible would be held accountable.
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