Hariri, Others, Pays Tribute to Gebran Tueni on 13th Assassination Anniversaryإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid tribute on Wednesday to slain MP Gebran Tueni marking the 13th anniversary of his assassination.
“On the 13th anniversary of the martyrdom of Journalist Gebran Tueni, we remember his brave words and free oath in defense of Lebanon and the unity of the Lebanese,” said Hariri in a remark on Twitter.
Tueni, the former editor and publisher of An Nahar newspaper, was assassinated in a car bomb blast in Mkalles on Dec. 12, 2005. He was among a series of anti-Syrian officials who were assassinated or escaped murder in the aftermath of the Feb. 2005 killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Tueni's daughter Michele said in a remark on twitter addressing her father : “An ominous day…the wound grows deeper and deeper every year...but love is stronger than death, even death never separated us father.”
Kataeb chief Sami Gemayel also paid tribute saying Tueni has always sought for Lebanon’s sovereignty but was assassinated before his dream came to fruition.
He is the “martyr of sovereignty that never came to fruition,” he said on Twitter.
“On that very sad day 13 years ago, a Hero from Lebanon was martyred... a hero that impacted my life in many ways..Gebran you will never be forgotten..we miss you.the country misses you... Annahar misses you... God bless your soul,” one tweet also read.