Siniora’s office attacked with Molotov cocktail

Arsonists on Friday attempted to set fire to the office of Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora, a security official said, as tensions between rival camps in the country soar.

“At around 8:00 p.m., unidentified assailants threw a Molotov cocktail, also known as the petrol bomb at the office of Siniora” on the outskirts of the southern city of Saida, a police spokesperson told AFP.

Former Lebanese prime minister Siniora was viewed as the right-hand man of assassinated late PM Rafik Hariri and is close to Hariri’s son Saad, the current prime minister.

The spokesperson said Siniora’s office had been slightly damaged but no one was hurt.

Tension escalated in Lebanon following reports that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will soon issue its indictment into the 2005 assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Last July, the Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the tribunal is “an Israeli project” that will indict Hezbollah members. Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind Hariri’s assassination but refused to provide the evidence to STL to support his claim. Hezbollah and its March 8 allies have been calling for the abolition of STL.

Some leaders are concerned that should the court indict Hezbollah members, it could lead to a Shiite-Sunni strife.

The Pro Syrian Al Akhbar newspaper reported earlier in the month that Hezbollah has prepared a plan to take over Lebanon when STL issues its indictment for the 2005 murder of the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun , (a close ally of Hezbollah ) said on November 18 that Hezbollah might violently respond to an STL indictment that accuses Hezbollah party’s members in Hariri’s assassination.

  • Leborigine

    Some leaders are concerned that should the court indict Hezbollah members, it could lead to a Shiite-Sunni strife.WHY?????????????????
    How can brothers kill each other for such a lame reason. Why lose innocent lives for nothing??? This will be the same when aoun and the LF fought it out in the ninties and there were no winners. Brothers killing each other for the sake of some stupid leader, one went to jail and the other ran with his tail between his legs to the French embassy and allowed his men to die disgracefully for no reason. Real men, who defended the Xtian enclave for 15 years from syrian occupation, he left them there in the trenches fighting with their last bullet until they were executed in cold blood.
    The only reason I bring this up is because I lost a lot of family in that war and I do not want the Lebanese muslim brothers to go through this insane and terrible experience.

  • Anonymous

    Some leaders are concerned that should the court indict Hezbollah members, it could lead to a Shiite-Sunni strife.WHY?????????????????

    How can brothers kill each other for such a lame reason. Why lose innocent lives for nothing??? This will be the same when aoun and the LF fought it out in the ninties and there were no winners. Brothers killing each other for the sake of some stupid leader, one went to jail and the other ran with his tail between his legs to the French embassy and allowed his men to die disgracefully for no reason. Real men, who defended the Xtian enclave for 15 years from syrian occupation, he left them there in the trenches fighting with their last bullet until they were executed in cold blood.

    The only reason I bring this up is because I lost a lot of family in that war and I do not want the Lebanese muslim brothers to go through this insane and terrible experience.

  • 7akibalash

    this is a terroristic attack.
    some like falseprophet might argue that only a sunni or a supporter of march 14 would call them terrorists.
    while I am not a sunni and I sure as hell dont support march 14 nor do I support march 8, I never sent anyone money to support them, I never voted for neither to be considered a supporter either, but I do use my brain and the ones who throw bombs at buildings are terrorists and should be rounded up, and not only put in jail, but they should put them under the jail. filthy terrorists use violence for political gains…
    hizbilzibala the terrorists are responsible for this, and for those who want to say hizbilzibala are not terrorists, then please tell me what is with all the terroristic threats that zabrallah always makes when giving his speeches? cutting off hands and legs and so on and so forth…
    get your priorities straight my lebanese people, how do you want history to remember you? as those who were never able to pull their own heads out of their arses? or as those that one day said enough is enough, kicked out all the tyrants and built a successfull memorable State for their children to dwell and prosper in?

    hizbilzibala is cancer for Lebanon. yet no one dares speak out about removing the cancer that plagues them, cause someone(hizbilzibala) has been doing a good job spreading terror in the hearts of the people.

    • master09

      Agree with you 100%, but you have clowns who use this site and they support this Group HA .You know why they support them ,people are been given money from this evil group to stay by thier side, but this is the Lebanese they will sell thier family for money. What a shame on them. PEACE FOR LEBANON will only happen when this HA is destroyed and sent to Syria or Iran.

      • master09

        “It seems that, well, we cannot govern ourselves by ourselves,” Jumblatt said. “Lebanon is not a nation. It’s a bunch of tribes.”
        How true but we are also the laughing stock of the world and still idiots like you people who write on this site support HA. A gang hell bent on destruction.LOL bunch of clowns

    • master09

      Agree with you 100%, but you have clowns who use this site and they support this Group HA .You know why they support them ,people are been given money from this evil group to stay by thier side, but this is the Lebanese they will sell thier family for money. What a shame on them. PEACE FOR LEBANON will only happen when this HA is destroyed and sent to Syria or Iran.

  • Anonymous

    this is a terroristic attack.

    some like falseprophet might argue that only a sunni or a supporter of march 14 would call them terrorists.

    while I am not a sunni and I sure as hell dont support march 14 nor do I support march 8, I never sent anyone money to support them, I never voted for neither to be considered a supporter either, but I do use my brain and the ones who throw bombs at buildings are terrorists and should be rounded up, and not only put in jail, but they should put them under the jail. filthy terrorists use violence for political gains…

    hizbilzibala the terrorists are responsible for this, and for those who want to say hizbilzibala are not terrorists, then please tell me what is with all the terroristic threats that zabrallah always makes when giving his speeches? cutting off hands and legs and so on and so forth…

    get your priorities straight my lebanese people, how do you want history to remember you? as those who were never able to pull their own heads out of their arses? or as those that one day said enough is enough, kicked out all the tyrants and built a successfull memorable State for their children to dwell and prosper in?

    hizbilzibala is cancer for Lebanon. yet no one dares speak out about removing the cancer that plagues them, cause someone(hizbilzibala) has been doing a good job spreading terror in the hearts of the people.

    • Anonymous

      Agree with you 100%, but you have clowns who use this site and they support this Group HA .You know why they support them ,people are been given money from this evil group to stay by thier side, but this is the Lebanese they will sell thier family for money. What a shame on them. PEACE FOR LEBANON will only happen when this HA is destroyed and sent to Syria or Iran.

      • Anonymous

        “It seems that, well, we cannot govern ourselves by ourselves,” Jumblatt said. “Lebanon is not a nation. It’s a bunch of tribes.”

        How true but we are also the laughing stock of the world and still idiots like you people who write on this site support HA. A gang hell bent on destruction.LOL bunch of clowns