Lebanese Officials Denounce Barcelona Attackإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
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.