Monday, April 16, 2012

Former Hamas leader kidnapped in Damascus

Arabic media is reporting that a former leader of Hamas, Mustafa Leddawi, was kidnapped in Damascus by unknown assailants who took him to an unknown destination.

Sources told Al Hayat that Leddawi, who had held several leadership positions in Hamas including being its representative in Syria, Lebanon and Iran, was captured early Sunday morning while driving his own car.

Hamas leadership is in contact with Syrian authorities and received a promise that they will make efforts in order to know where he is.


UPDATE: He was released, and still doesnt know who kidnapped and tortured him. But he is implying - and his brother is saying - that he was kidnapped by Hamas, as he is now a critic of the organization.