Osama Saad

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BornJune 6, 1954
Saida
NationalityLebanese
CitizenshipLebanon
Occupation
  • Politician
  • MP
  • Leader

Dr. Osama Maarouf Saad (Arabic: أسامة معروف سعد, born in June 6, 1954 in Sidon|Saida), is a Lebanon|Lebanese politician, Member of parliament|MP[1], and the leader of the Popular Nasserist Organization (PNO) movement[2][3][4], fouded by his father Maarouf Saad[5], a leftist politician and mayor of Sidon whose violent assassination helped spark the 1975 Lebanese Civil War[6]. Osama’s family is a prominent Sunni Muslim family in Sidon[7], he aligns himself with the Shia Islam|Shiite Hezbollah[8][9] and the Iran-led “Axis of Resistance|axis of resistance”.[10] He was subject to Hezbollah's online threats in 2021 after his PNO condemned the assassination of the anti-Hezbollah Lokman Slim.[11]

Biography

Son of former MP Maarouf Saad, assassinated on February 26, 1975, and a Doctor of Medicine|doctor of medicine from the Cairo University|University of Cairo[12], he became in 1985 the right arm of his brother, Moustapha Saad, head of the pro-Syrian Popular Nasserist Organization and historical rival of the family of Rafic Hariri|Rafiq Hariri in Sidon|Saïda as well as his sister, Bahia Hariri .

Member of the Saïda municipal council in 1998, he became a deputy at the Sunni headquarters of Saïda in the summer of 2002, following the death of his brother Moustapha, who was a deputy at the time. He was elected automatically for lack of competitors.

In 2004 , he allied himself with the former Hariri partner, Abderrahman Bizri, and their list won the municipal elections in Saida , which was a serious setback for Rafiq Hariri for losing control over the elections of his hometown.

Osama Saad was re-elected as a deputy in the 2005 elections[13]

Pro-Syrian affirmed, supporter of Hezbollah and of General Michel Aoun, and supporter of the Palestinian arms Lebanon, he is also a member of the National Rally, led by Omar Karami|Omar Karamé, the former Prime Minister, and of the Bloc of the Resistance and Development.

He is making his return to the Lebanese parliament as a deputy for Saïda thanks to his victory in the 2018 elections.

References

  1. "Osama Saad declares he will stand in vacated Sidon seat | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  2. "Osama Saad declares he will stand in vacated Sidon seat". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon. 2002-07-29. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  3. "أسامة سعد: لشمل تجار صيدا بقرار فتح البلد". annahar.com. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  4. "Protests in Lebanon's Sidon over worsening economy". Arab News. 2020-05-05. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  5. "Osama Saad declares he will stand in vacated Sidon seat | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  6. "'We Must Be Vigilant': An Interview With Osama Saad - Worldpress.org". www.worldpress.org. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  7. "Osama Saad declares he will stand in vacated Sidon seat | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  8. Staff, Reuters (2018-05-22). "Factbox: Hezbollah and allies gain sway in Lebanon parliament". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  9. "The Lebanese sheikh who's leading a sit-in against Hezbollah". Christian Science Monitor. 2012-07-05. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  10. Hashisho, Tom Perry, Ali (2018-05-02). "A Lebanese city, and an election, feel effect of Saudi cold shoulder". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  11. News·February 9, Rim Zrein·Lebanon; 2021 (2021-02-08). "MP Osama Saad Is The Latest Target Of Hezbollah's Online Threats". The961. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  12. "Osama Saad declares he will stand in vacated Sidon seat | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR". www.dailystar.com.lb. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  13. Dot-Pouillard, Hajar Alem & Nicolas (2020-01-01). "Behind Lebanon's protests". Le Monde diplomatique. Retrieved 2021-02-06.

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