Lebanon PM, Saudi King pray in Mecca


Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri attended Eid al-Fitr prayers along with Saudi King Abdullah in Mecca on Friday.

On Thursday, Hariri said that the Lebanese are capable of overcoming the dangers by holding onto coexistence and vowed to keep the people united.

In a message to the Lebanese on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Hariri said: “The Lebanese are capable of overcoming all dangers, both internal and external , by holding onto the truth, justice and coexistence.”

The Lebanese also have the ability “to consolidate their national unity, overcome all sensitivities and unite to abort all plans and attempts to target Lebanon and harm civil peace,” the premier said in his statement.

“We won’t save any effort to keep the Lebanese united,” he added.

In his Eid al-Fitr message, Hariri said the Arab nation needs the consolidation of its leadership to help the Palestinian people establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

He also stressed on the right of the Palestinians to return to their homeland.

Hariri traveled to Mecca on Tuesday night to undertake the umrah, or minor pilgrimage, which peaks during the month of Ramadan.

The Muslim fasting month ended on September 9 and the Eid al Fitr holiday started Friday September 10.