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July 9, 2013 8:39 am

Former Lebanese PM Hariri Blames Israel for Beirut Car Bomb

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Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri blamed Israel on Tuesday for the “terrorist explosion” that rocked a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut, Lebanon’s Daily Star reported.

“[The blast] requires the highest level of awareness and vigilance in the face of dangers that surround the country and the entire region, especially while facing attempts by the Israeli enemy to push [Lebanon] to strife by organizing terrorist attacks, as happened today,” Hariri said in a statement.

A car bomb blast ripped through the southern Beirut suburb of Bir al-Abed, a Hezbollah stronghold, wounding dozens of people Tuesday morning.

Hariri added that the blast should shock Lebanese “to go back to the national consensus on keeping Lebanon away from external conflicts and to avoid slipping into wars that will only inflict further divisions in the country, place national stability at risk and expose Lebanon to the conspiracies of the Israeli enemy.”

The former PM called for an investigation into the blast and for political leaders to address the country’s deteriorating security situation.

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  • Matt

    He almost had a nervous breakdown because we kept putting the IDF on alert everytime we mobilize and train they don’t know if we will attack so they forced on alert. Running all over the world ask people to stop an attack. He made the mistake before of getting involved in this sort of stuff ended being deposed while in the US and then kiss the ring of the head of murder inc to stop Hizbullah from doing to him what happened to his father. A great insult to all his backers foreign and domestic.

  • Lynne T

    ???? yes, right, Mr. Hariri. Much more likely that Israel would do that than Iran or Iranian agents.