Hariri: Lebanese Not Surprised that Govt. Doesn’t Care if Citizens Killed by Syrian Regimeإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri slammed on Sunday the government for its “total disrespect of the lives of our citizens and our sovereignty” given the recent unrest in northern Lebanon.
He said via Twitter: “The Lebanese are not surprised their government doesn't care if our citizens are killed and sovereignty violated by Syrian regime.”
“The killing of two Lebanese citizens and injuring of ten others by Syrian regime forces in North Lebanon yesterday is unacceptable,” he stressed.
“The silence of the Lebanese government is even more unacceptable,” he said.
“The least any government should do is lodge a protest with the regime's ambassador in Lebanon, if not the Arab League and United Nations,” stated the former premier.
“In fact all Lebanese know this government was appointed to facilitate such crimes to begin with,” Hariri noted.
Three people were killed and another seven injured on Saturday as shells and Rocket Propelled Grenades landed on the northern area of Wadi Khaled from the Syrian side of the border.
The National News Agency said gunfire erupted near the northern and northeastern border with Lebanon between Syrian troops and gunmen at dawn and was followed by intense shelling.
Two Syrians were killed and two others injured when an RPG hit a center for refugees in the town of al-Hishe before noon.
More than 20 shells had reached Lebanese villages in Wadi Khaled between 1:15 am and 3:00 am which left 19-year-old Nadia al-Oaishi dead in al-Mhatta neighborhood and two children Ahmed and Mustafa al-Makhal injured, NNA said.