PIJ says leader in coma due to illness, not assassination attempt

Since having surgery in Lebanon following a stroke, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shalah has been in a coma, a senior member of the terrorist group said Tuesday amid reports claiming that Shalah was poisoned.
PIJ terrorists in Gaza Photo Credit: Wissam Nassar/Flash 90

Palestinian reports from Tuesday morning claim that Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shalah is in a coma, according to Hadashot news. While several Palestinian media outlets assert that Shalah’s condition was caused by a stroke, one report states that he may have been poisoned by the Mossad and “an intelligence agency of another country that operates in the region.”

Quds Press quoted a PIJ terrorist who said that Shalah had surgery in Lebanon due to the stroke several weeks ago and has since been in a coma. However, a Fatah official has claimed that the security chief at the Palestinian embassy in Beirut said in a report that Shalah may have been poisoned.

While the PIJ was initially silent about poisoning report, a senior member of the terrorist organization eventually commented on it, saying that Shalah was not the target of an assassination attempt.

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