A convoy loaded with soap and smoke is traveling from Gaza to Cairo with merchants and owners of goods, and a young Syrian named Suleiman Al-Halabi wandered in his mind with ideas and a plan he wanted to implement, becoming an event that history stops at, and he tells stories and narratives that make him a controversial figure that people remember over hundreds of years.
The beggar of Aleppo… A dagger at the heart of the French campaign
The leader of the French campaign against Egypt, “Napoleon Bonaparte”, secretly returned to France, after the political situation in it worsened. He left the leadership of the campaign, which he wanted to be the nucleus of his dream of establishing a French empire in the East, to General Jean-Baptiste Kleber, who oppressed the Egyptians and began to suppress their uprisings. violently.
Before the sunset of June 14, 1800, General Kleber was walking with the architect “Brutan” in the garden of the palace, heading to the headquarters of the General Command, where a suspicious beggar appeared before them begging for Kleber, who extended his hand to him, and the man pounced it carrying dagger and stab him in his heart, but “Bretagne” Sicks on man to remove him from Kleber, he receives six stabs shot down ground, man back to “Clipper” stab three other order equip it  , and make sure that Tanath was fatal.
This young beggar named “Suleiman al-Halabi” came to Cairo about a month ago, where he arrived from Aleppo, northern Syria, on a journey that took several days to carry out the mission of killing the French general “Clipper”.
Lists of Syrian best religion Zarkali in his encyclopedic “flags” that Al Halabi is Suleiman bin Mohammed Amin Halabi fought General Kleber Egypt, a Syrian origin born and raised in Aleppo in 1777, and lived three years Cairo taught Al Azhar, and returned to Aleppo  .
A trip to science and another to kill the general
Suleiman al-Halabi hails from the family of “Aws Qubar” in the village of Kokani in the Afrin region in the countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria, where he learned elementary religious sciences  .
Al-Halabi was closely associated with Egypt, as he knows its people well, as he performed Hajj with them twice on the journey of the Mahmal (the procession that came out of Egypt every year carrying the covering of the Kaaba), so his father decided to send him to Al-Azhar to complete his legal education  , and this was his first trip .
Al-Zarkali mentions that Al-Halabi made the pilgrimage twice and visited Jerusalem and Gaza, and met with some of the leaders of the Ottoman army and promised them that he would kill “Kleber”  , without mentioning the reasons that prompted him to this covenant, and this may be because the Ottomans wanted to avenge their defeat against the French in the Battle of Heliopolis ( Ain Shams).
As for the second trip, it was with the aim of killing “Kleber”, so he left Aleppo for Gaza to meet its ruler, “Ahmed Agha Pasha”, who sent him to a man named “Yassin Agha” to agree with him to pay off his father’s debts in exchange for killing Clipper, and obtain financial support and plot his plan to reach his wish.
Al-Halabi set out with a convoy from Gaza to Cairo, and spent six days on the way, carrying letters from the scholars of Gaza to some of the scholars of Al-Azhar recommending them to help him. When he arrived in Cairo, he spent 31 days tracking Clipper  , until he got him.
There he stayed with one of the teachers of Arabic calligraphy, a Turkish man named “Mustafa Effendi Al-Barsali”. He also joined the Al-Shawam hall in Al-Azhar Mosque, which is a hall dedicated to the people of the Levant who joined the mosque to study science and jurisprudence, and there were four boys who recited the Qur’an from the Palestinians from Gaza Suleiman informed them of his intention to kill General Clipper on the basis of a jihadist struggle, but they did not believe him and objected to what he intended to do  , trying to deter him from his adventure.