Jumblatt places Syrian rebel flag on fathers grave on assassination anniversary


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat placed on Friday the Syrian rebels’ flag on the grave of his father in al-Mukhtara on the anniversary of his assassination.

According to the National News Agency, a number of ministers and MPs were present during the commemoration.

Jumblat became one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s unfaltering critics in Lebanon, slamming the Syrian regime’s continues arrests, torture, massacres, and destruction against opposition members and protest hubs across Syria particularly in Homs.

The party reiterated in a statement that the 35th assassination anniversary of its founder Kamal Jumblat will not be commemorated with a popular rally.

“The party will only head to the grave to place flowers,” the statement said.

Jumblat, who officially founded the PSP in 1949, was assassinated on March 16, 1977.