The websites of al-Mustaqbal Movement Forum, Caretaker Premier Saad Hariri and the Hariri Foundation have been hit by a cyber attack, pan-Arab daily al-Hayat reported Monday.
The newspaper said that a message along with the photo of a machine gun appeared on the homepages of the sites. The message said: “We won’t give up arms … This is our response to their attack on the resistance.”Full Story
Hizbullah parliamentary sources described Caretaker Premier Saad Hariri’s speech at Sunday’s rally as “childish” and said the March 14 leader addressed the crowds as if he was speaking to Tarik Jdideh’s residents.
“Hariri wasn’t at all successful in his speech which didn’t suit his position as a statesman,” the sources told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat in remarks published Monday.Full Story
Walid Jumblat’s Progressive Socialist Party said that Sunday’s rally at the Martyrs Square “cannot be taken” lightly and should be an occasion to bridge the gap with half of the Lebanese people.
The PSP made the comment on its website.Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri didn’t comment on the rally held by the March 14 forces at Beirut’s Martyrs Square on Sunday, except for saying “the scenes were enough, no comment.”
In remarks to An Nahar newspaper on Monday, Berri also called for “speeding up the formation of the government because it is the response that all the Lebanese are awaiting for.”Full Story
Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati on Sunday described as "strife-inciting" some of the statements made earlier in the day at the rally organized by the March 14 camp to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Cedar Revolution.
Asked by his visitors for his feedback concerning the rally, Miqati said: "May God have mercy upon Martyr (premier) Rafik Hariri's soul, because he would have rejected some of the strife-inciting remarks that were made near his tomb" in downtown Beirut.Full Story
Lebanese businessman Ali Fawwaz has been found dead in Ivory Coast's capital Abidjan, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported.
Fawwaz's body was found in a river in the Ivorian capital, NNA added.Full Story
Loyalty to Resistance bloc MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi on Sunday noted that "the March 14 camp does not aim through its campaign to materialize the mottos it is calling for, as it knows that it is too weak to implement them."
Their "real motto is 'either we rule or we sow destruction by inciting sectarian strife,'" Moussawi charged.Full Story
Caretaker Economy Minister Mohammed Safadi on Sunday voiced his rejection of "the remarks that have attacked late premier Rafik Hariri who is the martyr of entire Lebanon," describing any insult against him as "an insult against the whole Lebanese people."
In a communiqué issued by his press office, Safadi also stressed that "the Resistance's arms should only be used to defend Lebanon against the Israeli enemy."Full Story
Hundreds of thousands of March 14 supporters gathered at Beirut's Martyrs Square on Sunday at a rally aimed at sending a message to the Hizbullah-led alliance about the people's rejection of the party's weapons.
Convoys could be seen across the country heading to the capital, blaring songs and displaying pictures in support of slain ex-Premier Rafik Hariri.Full Story
Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed Sunday that it was impossible for Hizbullah's arms to be raised against people longing for democracy and the truth and justice in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri's assassination case, as hundreds of thousands of March 14 supporters rallied at Beirut's Martyrs Square to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Cedar Revolution.
"It is impossible for the arms to be toys thrown at our kids and for weapons to be raised against people longing for democracy," Hariri told a cheering crowd.Full Story