Hezbollah bids farewell to its assassinated commander

funeral of Hajj Hassan al-Laqees
Mourners and Hezbollah officials gathered Wednesday in the Beqaa town of Baalbek for the funeral of Hajj Hassan al-Laqees, a top Hezbollah commander assassinated late Tuesday.

“The people responsible for the martyr’s assassination are not separate from those behind the explosions in Dahiyeh’s Al-Roueiss and the foiled car bomb attack in Dahiyeh’s Maamoura,” Hezbollah official Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek said during the memorial service.

He also said that these assassinations will increase the Shiite party’s determination to continue its fight against Israel.

“The security events in Lebanon are of state’s responsibility, but when the state abandons its responsibility, it is up to us to protect our people and families.”

Laqees was killed on Tuesday evening near the Saint Therese area in Beirut’s Hadath when unknown gunmen opened fire on him when he was inside his car in the parking lot near his house.

Hezbollah accused Israel of being the main suspect in the assassination, a charge that Tel Aviv denied.

  • MekensehParty

    6 bullets in the head and neck – that’s what I call a Tarantino style execution

  • MekensehParty

    6 bullets in the head and neck – that’s what I call a Tarantino style execution

  • hezzies are terrorists

    Rest in Hell pig

    • Hannibal

      Oxymoron: How can one REST in Hell?
      Burn in Hell? May be?

      • 5thDrawer

        ‘Woke up in the hotel California ….’

    • Peaceforleb

      May he rest in peace, He was a Shiite not a Salifi Sunni. Salifi as in pig.

    • libnan1

      This guy helped liberate your country punk or you don’t consider the south part of Lebanon dick head.

  • hezzies are terrorists

    Rest in Hell pig

    • Hannibal

      Oxymoron: How can one REST in Hell?
      Burn in Hell? May be?

      • 5thDrawer

        ‘Woke up in the hotel California ….’

    • Peaceforleb

      May he rest in peace, He was a Shiite not a Salifi Sunni. Salifi as in pig.

    • libnan1

      This guy helped liberate your country punk or you don’t consider the south part of Lebanon dick head.

  • cook

    @hbarca:disqus cyber tissue 4 you. LOL

  • Heraclitus

    @hbarca:disqus cyber tissue 4 you. LOL

  • JS_Bach

    “The commander was shot five times in the head and neck, the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper reported.”

    RIP, Pierre A. Gemayel.

  • JS_Bach

    RIP, Pierre A. Gemayel.

  • bypest

    Israel may not have been behind this, but they are certainly wringing their hands at the prospect of dividing and conquering Lebanon. RIP

  • bypest

    Israel may not have been behind this, but they are certainly wringing their hands at the prospect of dividing and conquering Lebanon. RIP

  • cook

    Im glad that Israel and sunni Lebanese are fighting the war on terror together

    • Peaceforleb

      I’m glad as well cookie because both are back stabbing low life scum bags who will desert one another at a drop of a hat. It’s the Salifi and Jewish way.

  • Heraclitus

    Im glad that Israel and sunni Lebanese are fighting the war on terror together

    • Peaceforleb

      I’m glad as well cookie because both are back stabbing low life scum bags who will desert one another at a drop of a hat. It’s the Salifi and Jewish way.

  • Heraclitus

    Im glad that Israel and sunni Lebanese are fighting the war on terror together

  • cook

    “Hezbollah accused Israel of being the main suspect in the assassination, a charge that Tel Aviv denied.

    Israeli government is in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, not Tel Aviv.

    • Hannibal

      Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel…
      It will be a universal city shared by Israel and the Palestinians.

      • cook

        Countries recognize their own capitals, its not up to me to cite the Lebanese government by saying “according to Islamabad”, sorry. By the way, wikipedia which is the 5th most visited website says Jerusalem is Israels capital and largest city

        • Hannibal

          Hmmmmm… We Lebanese like Jerusalem… As a nation may be we will make Jerusalem our capital as a Lebanese nation and country 😉 lol

          • cook

            Christians welcome, muslims turn 180 degrees other side lol..

    • Rose Rohana

      Go back to Haaretz..Jerusalem annexation is illegal not recognized by International Community.

  • Heraclitus

    “Hezbollah accused Israel of being the main suspect in the assassination, a charge that Tel Aviv denied.

    Israeli government is in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, not Tel Aviv.

    • Hannibal

      Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel…
      It will be a universal city shared by Israel and the Palestinians.

      • Heraclitus

        Countries recognize their own capitals, its not up to me to cite the Lebanese government by saying “according to Islamabad”, sorry

        • Hannibal

          Hmmmmm… We Lebanese like Jerusalem… As a nation may be we will make Jerusalem our capital as a Lebanese nation and country 😉 lol

          • Heraclitus

            Christians welcome, muslims turn 180 degrees other side lol..

    • Hind Abyad

      Go back to Haaretz..Jerusalem annexation is illegal not recognized by International Community.