In the village of Beit Meri, located east of Beirut, 57-year-old Muhammad Sarur was found dead in his home. Sarur had been under US sanctions since 2019 for his involvement in transferring funds to Hamas from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Lebanese media, as quoted by the blogger Abu Ali, who specializes in Middle Eastern topics, reported that Sarur was shot six times. Two pistols used in the assassination were found in the kitchen, submerged in a special solution that removes traces.

Beside the body, a large sum of money was discovered, indicating that robbery was not the motive behind the killing.

It's worth noting that the majority of Beit Meri's population are Christians. Tensions between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon escalated following the abduction and murder of Lebanese Forces Christian party activist Pascal Sleiman, whose body was found in Syria.