Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Wednesday that Military experts in Beirut praised the “technical capability ” of Hezbollah, but said the link between the aerial footage and the 2005 assassination of Ex-PM Rafik Hariri was “very weak.”
Other military experts, however, criticized the lack of “technical accuracy,” saying the footage “addressed public opinion not familiar with the technical capabilities,” added Asharq al-Awsat
The paper quoted retired Brig. Gen. Nizar Abdul Qader as saying that Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah “wanted through this information to show circumstantial evidence that can switch the blame into Hariri’s assassination from Hezbollah to Israel.
This comes after Hezbollah leader tried Monday night during a televised press conference to present evidence including footage he said came from Israeli Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) monitoring Hariri to prove that Israel was behind the assassination of Hariri
He said the aerial footage shown by Hezbollah during Nasrallah’s Monday press conference “may not be directly linked to the Hariri assassination.”