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A brother of a Hezbollah MP was briefly kidnapped in Hermel

A brother of a Hezbollah MP was briefly kidnapped in Hermel

Bullet holes at the entrance of the Hermel house Wassim Hamadeh was kidnapped from Tuesday. (Credit; Sarah Abdallah)

BEIRUT — Members of the Haj Hassan family briefly kidnapped the brother of a Hezbollah MP before releasing the man, who they had shot and wounded, L’Orient Today’s correspondent in the northeastern region reported Tuesday.

Here is what we know:

    • The victim, Wassim Hamadeh, is the brother of MP Ihab Hamadeh (Hezbollah/Baalbeck-Hermel), according to the correspondent and Lebanon’s state-run NNA.

    • Gunmen in four four-wheel vehicles, opened fire on Haj Hassan’s house in Hermel, as a response to the kidnapping of the MP’s brother.

    • The Hamadeh and Haj Hassan feud dates back to six years ago, when another brother of Ihab Hamadeh was killed by a member of the Haj Hassan family. The killer was then imprisoned.

    • Wassim Hamadeh was handed over to Hezbollah by his captors, according to L’Orient Today’s correspondent, after which the organization’s Islamic Health Organization transferred him to a hospital in Beirut.


BEIRUT — Members of the Haj Hassan family briefly kidnapped the brother of a Hezbollah MP before releasing the man, who they had shot and wounded, L’Orient Today’s correspondent in the northeastern region reported Tuesday.Here is what we know:    • The victim, Wassim Hamadeh, is the brother of MP Ihab Hamadeh (Hezbollah/Baalbeck-Hermel), according to the correspondent and...