The Lebanese Communication Group (Al-Manar TV Channel and Al-Nour Radio Station) on Monday mourned the Lebanese and Arab struggler, Anis Al-Naqqash, who sculpted his name on the way to Palestine and defended its flag.
In a statement, the Lebanese Communication Group maintained that Al-Naqqash was the voice of right in face of oppression, adding that he passed away amid a bad need for his revolutionary vision necessary to confront the normalization and Arab disgrace campaigns.
The Lebanese Communication Group lamented Al-Naqqash as a companion of its voice and image that conveys and defends the causes of the oppressed, especially that of Palestine,offering deep condolences to his family and lovers and asking Holy God to grant him His Mercy along with the righteous martyrs and mujahidin (fighters).
Born on 1951, Al-Naqqash joined the ranks of Fatah movement in 1968. He was tasked with several missions in Lebanon, occupied territories and Europe as well. He played vital role in coordination between Palestinian revolution and revolution in Iran.
Al-Naqqash was among the first operatives who formed the Lebanese resistance against Israeli occupation in 1978. He witnessed the Lebanese civil war and documented its behind-the-scenes events.
In 1980, he was accused for being involved in a failed assassination attempt on the last Prime Minister of Iran under Pahlavi monarchy, Shapour Bakhtiar, in a court in Paris and was sentenced to life in prison. Al-Naqqash was freed on 27 July 1990, after being pardoned by President François Mitterrand.
He is well known for being a pro-resistance political analyst who opposes Western-backed Arab regimes. In the last years, he had run Beirut-based Al-Aman Network for Studies and Researches.
Source: Al-Manar English Website