Sources: Shaker Attended Ain el-Hilweh Iftar Along with Wanted Militants

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Singer-turned Salafist Fadel Shaker, who has gone into hiding since his involvement in clashes between Islamists and the Lebanese army in June, has appeared at an Iftar at the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in the South, security sources said.

The sources told pan-Arab daily al-Hayat published on Thursday that Shaker is residing at al-Taamir neighborhood of the camp that lies near the southern city of Sidon where the gunbattles took place.

He has lately appeared along with several wanted militants from Jund al-Sham at the Iftar. Among the suspects are Haitham al-Shaabi who is wanted by several arrest warrants, the sources said.

Last week, similar sources told An Nahar newspaper that Shaker has put his properties up for sale because he needed the money to escape Lebanon.

The fighting between the army and Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's supporters in Sidon in June has left scores of casualties.

Al-Asir and Shaker, who have not been seen since the end of the gunbattles on June 24, were charged in absentia earlier this month.

The anti-Hizbullah cleric teamed up with Shaker, a onetime prominent singer-turned Salafist, when around two years ago he began agitating for the Shiite party to disarm.

Comments 10
Missing formerlebaniz 08 August 2013, 08:39

Well? Go get him!

Thumb jcamerican 08 August 2013, 12:47

You mean his properties are not confiscated. Time to dismantle all the camps.

Thumb jcamerican 08 August 2013, 14:40

Some fans of Shaker's latest hits, didn't like my post.

Thumb benzona 08 August 2013, 15:30

Chou khass toz bi marhaba? What would you do if the camps are dismantled? Will you welcome them in your home? Ma akhaffak.... Fi richeh brassak inta.

Thumb Senescence 09 August 2013, 00:02

benzona, they leave to their country and establish themselves there as is the goal of Palestinians as told by their president. He has just recently refused any talk of Lebanese citizenship for Palestinians as he plans for them to return home.

Thumb benzona 08 August 2013, 15:28

Fadel needs to answer for his crimes, he isn't above the laws. So does Nasrallah, so does Aoun, so does Jumblatt, so does every single person that had a hand in the civil war and still occupies a function with the State. Who voted the amnesty law? They forgave themselves?

We need to ship them all by the dozens to the Netherlands where the Hague will judge them impartially. We need another Nuremberg in order to move on.

Default-user-icon Arriva Dertshi (Guest) 08 August 2013, 16:23

Did Dr. Wehbeh Arreet 7akeh Aticha, the ADVISER (no wonder nothing comes out of this bunch but loads and loads and loads of bull) of Dr. Arreet 7akeh make it to Ain al-Hilweh to represent the Grand Doc of Bull at the iftar held by his minnohou? takbir

Missing helicopter 08 August 2013, 20:18

Time for Ainn Elhelwi to be invaded and then move into HA elements around Sidon. Clean up the country one pocket at a time.

Thumb Senescence 09 August 2013, 00:05

The Palestinian issue is sensitive. If even an unheard of politician begins garnering momentum in his rhetoric regarding Palestine, Palestinians, refuge, Israel, etc. things will flare up real quick I bet. It's best they of course return to their homelands, but not with the current regional and local political configuration.

Default-user-icon Engineer (Guest) 16 September 2013, 22:25

Mr. helicopter, go invade Ain Elhelwi, but you must kill 20,000 army man inside the camp.. don't be silly bcz Ain ElHelwe can invade Lebanon