Hizbullah Says Tripoli Bus Attack 'Very Dangerous,' Calls for Ending Sectarian Incitementإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah considered on Sunday that the attack on workers who hail from the Tripoli neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen is a “very dangerous message,” urging an end to sectarian incitement.
"We condemn the attack on unarmed citizens, and torturing and shooting them in (the northern city of) Tripoli,” the party said in a released statement.
The statement added: “This crime committed by a vengeful group in the city should be condemned by all factions and is a very dangerous message to all Lebanese.”
“This incident indicates what sectarian incitement can lead to.”
Hizbullah called on judicial and security authorities to adopt the necessary measures and punish the assailants to avoid the repetition of such crimes.
"We also urge the wise men of Lebanon and Tripoli to double their efforts and make sure these crimes do not happen again,” it said.
"Sectarian incitement must stop.”
At least six residents from the Tripoli neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen were wounded on Saturday when a van carrying eight passengers came under attack by masked gunmen in the area of al-Tabbaneh near Dar al-Salam school.
The assailants took the passengers at gunpoint to local streets in the area and shot six of them in their feet.