Army identifies man behind bombing Hezbollah stronghold

haret hreik explosion 5Lebanon’s army intelligence believes a young man from the north of the country may have detonated himself in a deadly southern Beirut attack, an official in the area said Friday.

“The father of young Qatiba al-Satem has been called in by the army intelligence branch in the area, because his 20-year-old son is believed to have detonated himself yesterday in southern Beirut,” Noureddine al-Ahmad, mayor of the Sunni Muslim area of Wadi Khaled in northern Lebanon, told AFP.

The statement comes a day after four people died and 77 wounded in a car bomb blast in the southern Beirut stronghold of the Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah.

There has been no official confirmation yet that the blast was caused by a suicide attacker, but the authorities are investigating that possibility.

Mayor Ahmad said the suspicions over Satem’s alleged role were based on the finding of a family document at the scene of the blast, in the busy Al-Areed street in southern Beirut.

Satem’s father was currently undergoing DNA tests, the results of which would be compared to the DNA found in the remains of a body found at the scene of the attack, said Ahmad.

An AFP photographer said dozens of Wadi Khaled residents gathered at Satem’s family home after the news broke, and expressed their disbelief over the reports.

“My polite, reasonable son would not do that! That’s impossible!” his mother cried.

Satem’s family and other Wadi Khaled tribes published a statement saying: “The culture of Wadi Khaled is not blood-thirsty. It is a culture of moderation, forgiveness and peaceful co-existence.”

The families also said Satem “does not belong to any political or religious party, and he was preparing to travel to France in order to continue his studies.”

They called on the security services to conduct a “fair and transparent” investigation.

Speaking to reporters in southern Beirut, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said Satem’s father had informed the security services that his son had gone missing on December 30.

The statement came a day after four people were killed and 77 wounded in the southern Beirut car bomb attack.

The remains of a fifth person, possibly a suicide attacker, were also found.

AFP

Update: Al-Manar reported that the DNA tests have confirmed that the suicide bomber who drove the car in Haret Hreik is Qatiba al-Satem

  • man-o-war

    I hope it’s not true. 20 years old, what a waste of a life.

    • 5thDrawer

      DNA tests can take a while …. as usual, everyone needs to wait. (accurate ones … with the right body-bits) Honest Parents, I’d guess.

      • man-o-war

        What’s scary is some of these people are normal and kind at home and among friends, but the brainwashing that occurs at the local mosques is what’s not seen. Just recently I heard an imam talking about how its wrong to love your Christian neighbors, you can be kind to them, but never never love them. Not sure what he meant.

        • 5thDrawer

          Man-O … the whole thing there is about the interpretation again … probably more to do with those naughty people who can love each other and wish for marriage outside ‘the sect’. Surely an Imam is not up to the ‘sex-education’ parts yet. 🙂

          • Reasonableman

            Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

  • man-o-war

    I hope it’s not true. 20 years old, what a waste of a life.

    • 5thDrawer

      DNA tests can take a while …. as usual, everyone needs to wait. (accurate ones …)

      • man-o-war

        What’s scary is some of these people are normal and kind at home and among friends, but the brainwashing that occurs at the local mosques is what’s not seen. Just recently I heard an imam talking about how its wrong to love your Christian neighbors, you can be kind to them, but never never love them. Not sure what he meant.

        • 5thDrawer

          Man-O … the whole thing there is about the interpretation again … probably more to do with those naughty people who can love each other and wish for marriage outside ‘the sect’. Surely an Imam is not up to the ‘sex-education’ parts yet. 🙂

          • Reasonableman

            Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

  • Hannibal

    Violence begets violence… HA should give its weapons to the Lebanese Army and pull out of Syria before the whole country goes to Hell… HA is polarizing the Sunnis into the wahabi camp. A student going to France to continue his studies turns into a suicide bomber is an act of desperation.

    • Reasonableman

      Cmon hannibal wahhabi is not even a sect please do your research, thus where this boy got the explosives is more important.
      Sunnis just like humans all have a choice to what they do and who they follow some even agree with HA and some agree with none. Some shiite also despise HA.We shouldnt jump to conclusions.

      • Btru2u

        In Australia they are now arresting people who send aid to the Syrian people by means other than western backed charities. We wonder where this well intended aid money really goes now

        • Peaceforleb

          Rightfully so, how can a democratic country like Australia allow money to be sent to terrorist. You sound like your surprised.

          • Reasonableman

            You sound like your about to call for intifada 🙂

        • Reasonableman

          This has been since julia gillards days, she even gifted the myanmar government a few mill and didn’t call for and end to the genocide the buddhists are causing. I remember reading the open letter to the government on a website somewhere through shiekh jamil bizza.

          Its impossible to get money clothes food to syria the dogs steal them even through lebanon or turkey the only way is going down yourself or with a trusted friend.

        • 5thDrawer

          I think that may be like sending money to Lebanon … a few hundred for food to a family is ok, even though you will be ‘tracked’ for it anyway, but don’t try thousands or millions … no-one needs that much food.
          Oh, and yes, Lebanon tracks the incoming ….

          • Reasonableman

            Greetings earthling, Wierd never knew lebanon does that, is this a new thing ? Lol.

            Its hard to put trust in organisations, most even have a minimum fee with aweekly or fortnightly contract its ridiculous.

            Hows the weather in quebec? My cousin lives there stayed 2 weeks with me here in aus. Sent him back red as a tomatoe lol

          • 5thDrawer

            He will lose the red fast … replaced by blue&white. :-))
            Assuming the plane can land … after the hell of 24 hours flying …
            Talk about going to extremes … your ‘lucky’ cousin, eh? :-)))

      • Hannibal

        This boy had the potential to thrive if he just had the chance to go to a university in France like he intended to do or like his parents hoped for him. Instead he is dead with an infamous act of pure genocide. People use the youngs’ forwardness and intense feelings to push them to do those horrific acts. But the hatred has its flame… It exists in the hegemony of Hezbollah over the will of the Lebanese people. It is really a very simple formula… Let me enlighten you: A bunch of thugs running in the suburbs getting paid by assholes running foreign countries (Saudi Arabia and Iran) going at each others at the expense of an entire nation (Lebanese). That sums it ALL. Cut off the money and every jerk with a rifle will shove it up his ass, wraps up and goes home to his family. Listen to those people will you? fighting a war over a conflict that happened some thousand years ago between two tribes or two families fighting over a throne after the death of what they believed was a prophet… He never resurrected like ours… Can you imagine if he did? The mayhem he would have caused? 😉

        • Reasonableman

          More than likely to be true that hezzies are pushing everybody to the extreme not just the sunnis, don’t you worry soon the $$dollar$$ will be worth nothing it wont even buy you food, this is another reason why lebanon should distance itself from HA and the syrian conflict.

          There is hatred from years ago but that didnt start the war, the hatred is what turns them extreme.

          Imam ali radiallah w 3anhu was spat on in the face in battle, There and then ali had the chance to kill the man who spat on him. As he started to withdraw the sword he stopped and told the man to run. After the battle this same man questioned ali as to why he didnt kill him when he had the chance. Ali replied because if i killed you it would have been for ME and not for ALLAH.

          The point is alot of us want peace but already hate eachother before we even call to peace. How do you achieve peace like this? You cant.

      • 5thDrawer

        ‘Psst … Hey Kid ! You want to earn some money for your education? Deliver this package to this address … there will be someone there waiting for you …’

    • Btru2u

      First of all I would like to point out that al-wahhab is a name of Allah and calling someone wahhabi is just like calling him Allahi, the ignorant are excused.
      Second, I have noticed that people these days tell lies about the history of Muhammad ibn Abdulwahhab or are oblivious to it and just talk market talk about his history. For example, some jaahil qabuuri will say that the sheykh fought against the ottomans and that makes him a khaariji. For all those who perhaps dont know why the sheykh is hated by the qaburis, here is a glance of what he did in uyayna:

      After his return to ‘Uyayna, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab began to attract followers there, including the ruler of the town, Uthman ibn Mu’ammar. With Ibn Mu’ammar’s support, Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab began to implement some of his ideas for reform. First, he persuaded ibn Mu’ammar to level the grave of Zayd ibn al-Khattab, a companion of the Muslim prophet Muhammad whose grave was revered by locals, citing Islamic teachings that forbid grave worship. Secondly, he ordered that an adulteress be stoned to death, a practice that had become uncommon in the area despite having Islamic textual basis. These actions gained the attention of Sulaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Ghurayr of the tribe of Bani Khalid, the chief of Al-Hasa and Qatif, who held substantial influence in Najd. Ibn Ghurayr threatened Ibn Mu’ammar that he would not allow him to collect a land tax for some properties that he owned in al-Hasa if he did not kill ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab. Ibn Mu’ammar declined to do this, but ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab was forced to leave.
      Our sheykh emerged at a time when there was great fitnah of grave worship in the peninsula and he saved countless souls from that evil practice.Upon his expulsion from ‘Uyayna, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab was invited to settle in neighboring Dir’iyya by its ruler Muhammad ibn Saud in 1740 (1157 AH). Two of Ibn Saud’s brothers had been students of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab in Uyayna, and are said to have played a role in convincing Ibn Saud to take him in. Ibn Saud’s wife is also reported to have been a convert to Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s cause. Upon arriving in Diriyya, a pact was made between Ibn Saud and Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, by which Ibn Saud pledged to implement Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s teachings and enforce them on neighboring towns. Beginning in the last years of the 18th century Ibn Saud and his heirs would spend the next 140 years mounting various military campaigns to seize control of Arabia and its outlying regions, finally taking control of the whole of modern day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1922. This provided the movement with a state. Vast wealth from oil discovered in the following decades, coupled with Saudi control of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, have since provided a base and funding for Salafi missionary activityAs can be seen from above, the sheykh was welcomed by al saud in 1740, long before abdul aziz al saud would conquer the whole of modern saudia, regaining terrirtory lost by al saud after the al saud were driven from power by the ottomans who came to help the grave worshippers in medina and makkah in 1818 when the sheykh was long gone rahimahullah.
      So, for those who say that the sheykh rebelled against the ottomans, either they dont know history or are just bitter that he put to a stop the grave worshipping and other bid3a that was rampant in the arabian peninsula at his time.
      Oh, and the house of saud of today dont really follow Muhammad ibn Abdulwahhab, except when they feel like it…
      So calling someone a Wahhabi simply because you don’t like them is a very cheap insult with no substance . So if you don’t want to be classified in the same league as Assad and other Iranian lackeys, as well as the enemies of the true Islam , do not use the term Wahabbi.

      • Peaceforleb

        Irrespective of the above, Wahabism and Salifism is not part of Islam.

      • nagy_michael2

        It doesn’t matter wahabism and salfist have taken over Islam whether its Sunnis or Shiites. All we hear is hate and killings. Once the Muslims population rise against these extremists which is seems too late in my opinion.. Then Muslims will never be at peace. Look what happened in Syria. It started out as a clean revolutions then extremists from all over took over. Extremists are playing in the hands of Assad and unfortunately the way they’re behaving there they made lots of enemies in and outside of Syria. Even FSA are fighting them.. Look at the extermists in Iraq and Egypt.. they go killing innocent people in mosques and churches.. so please stop preaching us what the Koran says its what the people are following. Obviously not the Koran in my opinion..

      • Hannibal

        To us your entire Arab/Islamic history is nothing but noise… Life and humanity moves forward yet you linger in the past. Ibn this and Ibn that and abou this and abou that… Go burn those books and read a little about the medium you are using like HTTP or TCP/IP and how it works… I bet you any money that you won’t find anything like it or about it in the Koran… and don’t get me started on the GOD’s particle.

        • Reasonableman

          Youde be surprised string theory exists in the quran and came to existance in the physics world not too long ago, there is still more to be explored we have not even scratched the surface. Http: and html learned that by myself in year 5 i was making websites for money. Doesnt take brains just time.

          • 5thDrawer

            Some people collected string and rolled it into balls for an entire lifetime … even without a theory … and in the end, all they had was a huge ball of string that no-one wanted to store – even if it represented a lifetime of tying knots.

  • Hannibal

    Violence begets violence… HA should give its weapons to the Lebanese Army and pull out of Syria before the whole country goes to Hell… HA is polarizing the Sunnis into the wahabi camp. A student going to France to continue his studies turns into a suicide bomber is an act of desperation.

    • Reasonableman

      Cmon hannibal wahhabi is not even a sect please do your research, thus where this boy got the explosives is more important.
      Sunnis just like humans all have a choice to what they do and who they follow some even agree with HA and some agree with none. We shouldnt jump to conclusions.

      • Btru2u

        In Australia they are now arresting people who send aid to the Syrian people by means other than western backed charities. We wonder where this well intended aid money really goes now

        • Peaceforleb

          Rightfully so, how can a democratic country like Australia allow money to be sent to terrorist. You sound like your surprised.

          • Reasonableman

            You sound like your about to call for intifada 🙂

        • Reasonableman

          This has been since julia gillards days, she even gifted the myanmar government a few mill and didn’t call for and end to the genocide the buddhists are causing. I remember reading the open letter to the government on a website somewhere through shiekh jamil bizza.

          Its impossible to get money clothes food to syria the dogs steal them even through lebanon or turkey the only way is going down yourself or with a trusted friend.

        • 5thDrawer

          I think that may be like sending money to Lebanon … a few hundred for food to a family is ok, even though you will be ‘tracked’ for it anyway, but don’t try thousands or millions … no-one needs that much food.
          Oh, and yes, Lebanon tracks the incoming ….

          • Reasonableman

            Wierd never knew lebanon does that, is this a new thing ? Lol.

            Its hard to put trust in organisations, most even have a minimum fee with aweekly or fortnightly contract its ridiculous.

            Hows the weather in quebec? My cousin lives there stayed 2 weeks with me here in aus. Sent him back red as a tomatoe lol

          • 5thDrawer

            He will lose the red fast … replaced by blue&white. :-))
            Assuming the plane can land ….
            Talk about going to extremes … lucky cousin, eh? :-)))

      • Hannibal

        This boy had the potential to thrive if he just had the chance to go to a university in France like he intended to do or like his parents hoped for him. Instead he is dead with an infamous act of pure genocide. People use the youngs’ forwardness and intense feelings to push them to do those horrific acts. But the hatred has its flame… It exists in the hegemony of Hezbollah over the will of the Lebanese people. It is really a very simple formula… Let me enlighten you: A bunch of thugs running in the suburbs getting paid by assholes running foreign countries (Saudi Arabia and Iran) going at each others at the expense of an entire nation (Lebanese). That sums it ALL. Cut off the money and every jerk with a rifle will shove it up his ass, wraps up and goes home to his family. Listen to those people will you? fighting a war over a conflict that happened some thousand years ago between two tribes or two families fighting over a throne after the death of what they believed was a prophet… He never resurrected like ours… Can you imagine if he did? The mayhem he would have caused? 😉

        • Reasonableman

          More than likely to be true that hezzies are pushing everybody to the extreme not just the sunnis, don’t you worry soon the $$dollar$$ will be worth nothing it wont even buy you food, this is another reason why lebanon should distance itself from HA and the syrian conflict.

          There is hatred from years ago but that didnt start the war, the hatred is what turns them extreme.

          Imam ali radiallah w 3anhu was spat on in the face in battle, There and then ali had the chance to kill the man who spat on him. As he started to withdraw the sword he stopped and told the man to run. After the battle this same man questioned ali as to why he didnt kill him when he had the chance. Ali replied because if i killed you it would have been for ME and not for ALLAH.

          The point is alot of us want peace but already hate eachother before we even call to peace. How do you achieve peace like this? You cant.

      • 5thDrawer

        ‘Psst … Hey Kid ! You want to earn some money for your education? Deliver this package to this address … there will be someone there waiting for you …’

    • Btru2u

      First of all I would like to point out that al-wahhab is a name of Allah and calling someone wahhabi is just like calling him Allahi, the ignorant are excused.
      Second, I have noticed that people these days tell lies about the history of Muhammad ibn Abdulwahhab or are oblivious to it and just talk market talk about his history. For example, some jaahil qabuuri will say that the sheykh fought against the ottomans and that makes him a khaariji. For all those who perhaps dont know why the sheykh is hated by the qaburis, here is a glance of what he did in uyayna:

      After his return to ‘Uyayna, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab began to attract followers there, including the ruler of the town, Uthman ibn Mu’ammar. With Ibn Mu’ammar’s support, Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab began to implement some of his ideas for reform. First, he persuaded ibn Mu’ammar to level the grave of Zayd ibn al-Khattab, a companion of the Muslim prophet Muhammad whose grave was revered by locals, citing Islamic teachings that forbid grave worship. Secondly, he ordered that an adulteress be stoned to death, a practice that had become uncommon in the area despite having Islamic textual basis. These actions gained the attention of Sulaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Ghurayr of the tribe of Bani Khalid, the chief of Al-Hasa and Qatif, who held substantial influence in Najd. Ibn Ghurayr threatened Ibn Mu’ammar that he would not allow him to collect a land tax for some properties that he owned in al-Hasa if he did not kill ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab. Ibn Mu’ammar declined to do this, but ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab was forced to leave.
      Our sheykh emerged at a time when there was great fitnah of grave worship in the peninsula and he saved countless souls from that evil practice.Upon his expulsion from ‘Uyayna, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab was invited to settle in neighboring Dir’iyya by its ruler Muhammad ibn Saud in 1740 (1157 AH). Two of Ibn Saud’s brothers had been students of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab in Uyayna, and are said to have played a role in convincing Ibn Saud to take him in. Ibn Saud’s wife is also reported to have been a convert to Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s cause. Upon arriving in Diriyya, a pact was made between Ibn Saud and Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, by which Ibn Saud pledged to implement Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s teachings and enforce them on neighboring towns. Beginning in the last years of the 18th century Ibn Saud and his heirs would spend the next 140 years mounting various military campaigns to seize control of Arabia and its outlying regions, finally taking control of the whole of modern day Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1922. This provided the movement with a state. Vast wealth from oil discovered in the following decades, coupled with Saudi control of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, have since provided a base and funding for Salafi missionary activityAs can be seen from above, the sheykh was welcomed by al saud in 1740, long before abdul aziz al saud would conquer the whole of modern saudia, regaining terrirtory lost by al saud after the al saud were driven from power by the ottomans who came to help the grave worshippers in medina and makkah in 1818 when the sheykh was long gone rahimahullah.
      So, for those who say that the sheykh rebelled against the ottomans, either they dont know history or are just bitter that he put to a stop the grave worshipping and other bid3a that was rampant in the arabian peninsula at his time.
      Oh, and the house of saud of today dont really follow Muhammad ibn Abdulwahhab, except when they feel like it…
      So calling someone a Wahhabi simply because you don’t like them is a very cheap insult with no substance . So if you don’t want to be classified in the same league as Assad and other Iranian lackeys, as well as the enemies of the true Islam , do not use the term Wahabbi.

      • Peaceforleb

        Irrespective of the above, Wahabism and Salifism is not part of Islam.

      • nagy_michael2

        It doesn’t matter wahabism and salfist have taken over Islam whether its Sunnis or Shiites. All we hear is hate and killings. Once the Muslims population rise against these extremists which is seems too late in my opinion.. Then Muslims will never be at peace. Look what happened in Syria. It started out as a clean revolutions then extremists from all over took over. Extremists are playing in the hands of Assad and unfortunately the way they’re behaving there they made lots of enemies in and outside of Syria. Even FSA are fighting them.. Look at the extermists in Iraq and Egypt.. they go killing innocent people in mosques and churches.. so please stop preaching us what the Koran says its what the people are following. Obviously not the Koran in my opinion..

      • Hannibal

        To us your entire Arab/Islamic history is nothing but noise… Life and humanity moves forward yet you linger in the past. Ibn this and Ibn that and abou this and abou that… Go burn those books and read a little about the medium you are using like HTTP or TCP/IP and how it works… I bet you any money that you won’t find anything like it in the Koran…

        • Reasonableman

          Youde be surprised string theory exists in the quran and came to existance in the physics world not too long ago, there is still more to be explored we have not even scratched the surface. Http: and html learned that by myself in year 5 i was making websites for money. Doesnt take brains just time.

          • 5thDrawer

            Some people collected string and rolled it into balls for an entire lifetime … even without a theory … and in the end, all they had was a huge ball of string that no-one wanted to store.

  • nagy_michael2

    I wish hezbollah help identify also who killed Chatah.. oh wait then they implicate themselves.. My bad..

  • nagy_michael2

    I wish hezbollah help identify also who killed Chatah.. oh wait then they implicate themselves.. My bad..

  • man-o-war

    Has anyone heard about this guys facebook page? The story is going around that it was loaded with fanatical garbage and supposedly he has already been to Syria. Anyone else heard this?

  • man-o-war

    Has anyone heard about this guys facebook page? The story is going around that it was loaded with fanatical garbage and supposedly he has already been to Syria. Anyone else heard this?