سمير جعجع تعليقاً على إغتيال وسام الحسن
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel on Friday inspected the scene of the bombing that killed Intelligence Bureau chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan and seven other people in the Beirut district of Ashrafiyeh.
“Whatever they do, we will continue our path,” Geagea vowed in televised remarks.
“Why Wissam al-Hasan? Because he arrested (ex-minister) Michel Samaha,” Geagea noted.
Hasan was close to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and hostile to the regime in Syria. He had been tipped to take over as ISF head at the end of this year.
The ISF played a central role in the arrest in August of former information minister Samaha, who has close links to Damascus and was charged with planning attacks in Lebanon and transporting explosives in collaboration with Syrian security chief Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk.
“What happened is a strong security blow to the current government if it has the minimum sense of patriotism,” Geagea said.
“They can kill one or two persons, but they can’t kill all the people,” the LF leader declared.
Gemayel, for his part, said “it is a new martyrdom for the sake of Lebanon,” wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.
“The loss of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan is a loss for entire Lebanon,” he added.
The powerful car bomb rocked a street adjacent to Sassine Square in Ashrafiyeh, leaving Hasan and seven other people dead and 78 people wounded, in the first such attack in the Lebanese capital since 2008.