Lebanese Officials Denounce Barcelona Attack

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President Michel Aoun along with other politicians denounced on Friday the Barcelona attack that left 13 individuals dead and 100 others wounded.

Aoun sent a cable of condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain and to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy condemning the terror attack that “targeted innocent civilians” in Barcelona.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri expressed his strong condemnation of the terrorist crimes that took place in Spain, and described the attack as “deplorable.”

He voiced “solidarity with Spain and its people against terrorism.”

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat also denounced the ttack that left many dead and wounded.

“No for hatred and grudge. No for death and blackness that swept through the world yesterday in Barcelona. No for the ideology of the Islamic Sate group,” said Jumblat in a tweet.

On the other hand, Hizbullah has also issued a statement denouncing the attack.

“Targeting and killing of innocent civilians is part of a satanic plan carried out by these (IS) terrorists, whose goal is to distort the meaning of jihad and to tarnish the image of the true Islamic religion by claiming belonging to it,” Hizbullah's statement read.

Later during the day, Head of Al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Fouad al-Saniora sent a cable of condolences to Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and “condemned the terrorist crime committed by the Islamic State group against civilians in Barcelona.”

For his part, Member of the Development and Liberation bloc MP Yassin Jaber also offered his condolences to the “government and people of Spain.”

Drivers have ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 13 people dead and injuring more than 100 others.

In the first incident, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, a white van sped into a street packed full of tourists in central Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, knocking people out of the way and killing 13 in a scene of chaos and horror.

Some eight hours later in Cambrils, a city 120 kilometers south of Barcelona, an Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians, injuring six civilians -- one of them critical -- and a police officer, authorities said.

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Thumb eagledawn 18 August 2017, 10:22

“No for hatred and grudge. No for death and blackness that swept through the world yesterday in Barcelona. No for the ideology of the Islamic Sate group,” said Jumblat in a tweet.

When this warlord massacred Christian families and entire villages in the mountains during the civil war he forgot hatred and grudges.

“Targeting and killing of innocent civilians is part of a satanic plan carried out by these (IS) terrorists, whose goal is to distort the meaning of jihad and to tarnish the image of the true Islamic religion by claiming belonging to it,” Hizbullah's statement read.

But when Hezbollah targets and kills civilians in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Bulgaria, and Argentina it is a 'divine' plan. The irony!

Thumb barrymore 18 August 2017, 11:17

Shame Junblatt was not among those in Barcelona.

Thumb i.report 18 August 2017, 12:31

Très bien dit.

Thumb ashtah 18 August 2017, 10:29

Go learn your history hypocrite and say special thanks to hezbollah when it was kidnapping and executing professors, journalists and airline passengers back in the 80's. Also say special thanks to hezbollah when it was blowing up Paris back in the 80's..

Thumb ashtah 18 August 2017, 11:08

Note :my comment above was directed at a troll whose comment has since been removed.

Thumb barrymore 18 August 2017, 11:16

a shia criminal terrorist organization condemning the acts of an equally criminal and terrorist sunni organization.

Thumb i.report 18 August 2017, 12:33

vous n'êtes pas à la mosquée du vendredi Champi? toc toc toc c'est l'heure de la prière!

Thumb gigahabiib 18 August 2017, 16:37

My boyfriend The Mystic tells me that targeting and killing of innocent civilians is part of a moujahed's jihadi duty especially if he's martyred while doing it. He claims that when similar jihadist attacks and stabbings on civilians started in occupied Palestine Ayatollah Khamenei, Sayyed Hassan and Ayman Al Zawahiri praised the moujahidean who committed these heroic acts. That if this attack, or the ones in Paris, Nice, Brussels, Manchester or London, was in Jerusalem and killed western civilians there would be joyous roadblocks distributing sweets in Dahieh because, as he said, "everyone in Dahieh hates the West and it's culture". But when some moujahidean perform jihadi duties in cities in the West, he says, we condemn them because they are plagiarizing and plagiarizing is wrong.

Thumb Elemental 18 August 2017, 16:41

A terrorist group condemning another group they created, laughs.

Thumb commirade.vlad 19 August 2017, 04:51

Very dramatic. First it's in Iran we trust now it's in bashar we trust. You are too trusting aussie boy and putting your trust in the unworthy. They both would be nothing without me.

Thumb commirade.vlad 19 August 2017, 21:25

Thanks dramas, I heard it before from Netanyahu.