LebanonWatch - Berri Sees 'Israeli Hand' in Dahieh Blast, Urges Vigilance http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/94298-berri-sees-israeli-hand-in-dahieh-blast-urges-vigilance Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday blamed the deadly bombing that targeted Dahieh earlier in the day on “the hand of organized crime and terrorism,” saying “it is undoubtedly a black Israeli hand.” “This crime only serves the Israeli enemy, which has been plotting to undermine the elements of national unity that were the elements that led to Lebanon's victory in 2006,” Berri said in a statement. “This bloody crime, which aims to stir strife among the Lebanese, requires the Lebanese and their spiritual and political leaders to show vigilance and unity … in order to confront the challenges that have been imposed on our country,” he added. -------------------------------
Aoun: Dahieh Blast Should Motivate us to Form National Unity Government http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/94338-aoun-dahieh-blast-should-motivate-us-to-form-national-unity-government
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun condemned on Friday the blast that took place in Beirut's southern suburb of Ruwais on Thursday, saying it should motivate leaders to form a new government. He told OTV: “The attack may be a valid excuse to form a national unity cabinet because all powers are being targeted.”[[[[ He also refuted claims that Hizbullah is “paying the price for its fighting in Syria, because the crisis was ongoing before it got involved in unrest.”]]]]] [[[[[“Is the party the only side taking part in the unrest? Isn't Turkey funding the fighting? Aren't Arab countries sending fighters to Syria?” asked the MP]]]]]]]. “The Dahieh blast indicates that no one can be immune from such terrorist attacks. Anyone can be reached directly or indirectly,” Aoun remarked. Moreover, he warned: “We have entered the phase of terrorism in Lebanon.” “We are all in agreement that this phase requires the strong rule of government,” he stressed.
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