Blast Rocks Tyre Restaurant but Owner Insists on Serving Alcohol

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An explosion tore through a restaurant in the southern city of Tyre at dawn Wednesday in an alleged attempt to thwart its owner from holding New Year’s Eve celebrations and serving alcohol.

The explosion, which happened at around 5:00 am local time, was caused by a two kilogram bomb made of TNT that was left on the staircase of the seaside Tyros restaurant. There were no injuries.

The establishment is close to the Queen Elissa Hotel, whose nightclub was the target of a bombing attack on November 16. There were no victims in that attack and no one has claimed responsibility.

A nearby liquor store was targeted the same night.

There was speculation the establishments were targeted for selling alcohol in the majority Shiite city, after a string of liquor stores were forced to close in the face of a prohibition campaign in the South.

Voice of Lebanon radio station (93.3) said that the attack was aimed at forcing restaurants in the city at cancelling New Year’s Eve parties.

Tyros’ owner, Zuhair Arnaout, told LBC TV that a banner advertising the celebrations he would hold on the weekend was torn off on Tuesday.

He said security forces launched an investigation but the explosion took place the next day.

But Arnaout insisted that he will fix the damage, go ahead with the celebrations and serve alcohol.

Comments 24
Default-user-icon Jjjvjnvjng (Guest) 28 December 2011, 07:38

Partition now

Default-user-icon Good Leb (Guest) 28 December 2011, 07:51

If Hezb isn't behind these, am not sure who is. They are trying to change the face of Lebanon. This isn't Saudi Arabia nor Iran.

Default-user-icon Sick'n Tired (Guest) 28 December 2011, 08:25

And the culprits will never be caught...

Default-user-icon Yes&No (Guest) 28 December 2011, 08:56

resistance at its best! The "fundamentalists" versus the "Liberals". May they both burn in hell

Default-user-icon لبناني عتيق (Guest) 28 December 2011, 09:38

لو بحل حزب الله عن هالبلد وبيترك أهلنا الشيعة بخير بقى...

Default-user-icon Shi3i ghasbin 3an el kil (Guest) 28 December 2011, 10:53

I am not a big HA fan, but I doubt they did this one, Tyre has been serving Alcohol since before Islam, as per my information the owner got a threatening phone call saying they will blow the restaurant if he keeps offering Alcohol.

Thumb jabalamel 28 December 2011, 11:41

the criminal zionist secret service and domestic traitors are making terrorist acts in order to blame our glorious resistance

Thumb jabalamel 28 December 2011, 11:42

the one who did it should be hanged no matter the sect or party.

Thumb Chupachups 28 December 2011, 11:48

jabalamel, i don't think ur resistance is so "glorious" and every time you blame the zionists... i think most lebanese people are tired of the same excuse,... "look its raining pigs.."(oh the zionists did it)..etc.

but then in ur second comment u say "the one who did it should be hanged no matter the sect or party." which i agree with.. bcoz it has no double standards.

Thumb emperor 28 December 2011, 12:40

Jabal: are you impersonating me? take that avatar down NOW.... You will submit to the Dark Side.....!

Thumb jabalamel 28 December 2011, 12:47

the filthy zionist information war department is trying to say something but no one cares

Thumb thepatriot 28 December 2011, 13:07

I salute your courage Mr. Zuhair Arnaout! THIS is resistance, Resistance against fanatism, against secterianism, against terror!!

Default-user-icon sexy (Guest) 28 December 2011, 13:11

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Missing youssefhaddad 28 December 2011, 13:51

"Virtue by Bombs"!
When will fanatics understand that Virtues could not be forced upon people. Drinking alcohol or eating pork or dancing or singing or...any other mundane activities that do not affect others should be left as a choice and have nothing to do with a true faith!
Could these Zealots show us that the societies where alcohol drinking is prohibited are havens of Virtues. In Iran they have the highest percentage of drug addicts in the world and in Saudi Arabia people brew and ferment their own alcohol and all have bars in their homes!

Default-user-icon John (Hanna) Marina (Guest) 28 December 2011, 14:19

At Middle East Airlines offices, we used, this time of the year, to celebrate Christmas and New Year in each department, altogether Moslems Christians,drinking alcohol and had a wonderful time all of us. Later however we were prohibited by some elements and Christmas and New Year parties were prohibited. This is democracy and freedom of the individual in the Islamic doctrines and 21 century civilisation.

Default-user-icon Mehdi (Guest) 28 December 2011, 15:03

habalkamel you are probably nostalgic for the eighties when your smelly_saints used to blow up liquor stores and throw acid on unsuspecting girls deemed dressed "immodestly".

Thumb nade 28 December 2011, 16:58

yes his resistance is very glorious by breaking the lebanese law and forcing houzbestan law on the people. they shall be out of the government and go back to Iran where they belong and being paid for all their behaviors. Houzbshaitan not houzballah.

Default-user-icon nada nammour (Guest) 28 December 2011, 18:47

good luck to the owner of the restaurant, i 'm sad that they destroyed your place , but stick to your ideas,it s your way to resist and help Lebanon to be the same free land for all, facharoooooo we wont be iranian we are know for our freedom whether they like it or not , good luck and god bless you

Default-user-icon marie (Guest) 28 December 2011, 20:02

ofcourse iran/hasouni trying to show they are in charge. This is the shit we are facing and soon they will close all our shops for their shit ideas. I say send them back to Iran with habal ahbal leading the way. he likes them and wants them so let him go and live with them inlcluding Aoun and Kanaan and co...bye bye

Thumb shab 28 December 2011, 20:18

It was a dispute between two car dealers

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 28 December 2011, 22:46

The glorius resistance is saving Lebanon again by destroying an honest person's business just like they did during the rape of Beirut. I suppose the Hezz supporters think the rape was not ordered by Nassy either.

Assad will fall, and the game will change.

Missing sab3a-ayar 29 December 2011, 00:24

im sick and tiered of you douche bags who want to blame hizb-Allah for all your problems. The shia of Lebanon are themself Hizb-allah...<---not a party or an entity...Hizb-allah is of us and it will take the elemanation of all of us shia....and that will never happen

Default-user-icon yaharam (Guest) 29 December 2011, 05:01

so, what is your point retard? that you are from the hizb of terror, you support the hizb of terror, you are from "ashraf al nass", you believe in "wilayat al fakeer", but you and your likes buy&sell and drink alcohol!!!! We get the point "isseh" you are civilized!