BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The leader of the Tawhid Party Wiam Wahhab stated on Sunday that the actions of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces in the town of Al-Jahlieh were unacceptable after one of their snipers killed one of his supporters.
During a number of TV appearances on Sunday, the Tawhid Party leader repeatedly said that he warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri through Hezbollah that the evens in Jahlieh would lead to a new civil war; however, the premier’s political party, The Future Movement (var. Al-Mustaqbal), denied these claims.
Wahhab said that he will be filing a new lawsuit on Monday against Hariri, the chief of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces ‘Imad ‘Uthman, and state prosecutor Samir Hammoud over the death of Tawhid Party supporter Mohammad Bou Diab.
In response to the allegations that one of their snipers killed Bou Diab, the Lebanese Internal Security Forces denied they opened fire during the incident and accused Wahhab’s supporters of misfiring.
However, Wahhab disagreed with the ISF’s claims, stating that Bou Diab was within five meters of him when the bullet hit him.
“He was five meters away from me and he looks like me,” Wahhab stated.
“He was killed by a weapon belonging to the state according to the forensic doctor’s report and he was targeted from a distance by a sniper,” he continued.
“The safety of Mount Lebanon and Lebanon is more important than us all but Saad Hariri, Samir Hammoud and ‘Imad ‘Othman must bear the responsibility for what happened,” Wahhab said.
“Mt. Lebanon’s safety must not be jeopardized, even if my blood is spilled,” Wahhab continued.
“The Hariri-Hammoud-Othman criminal trio is responsible and we will sue them,” he vowed.
Wahhab would add that “Saad Hariri will end up in prison and will be behind bars when the political circumstances change.”