Stray gunfire from a funeral for a Hezbollah fighter in the southern suburbs wounded three civilians last week , a security source was quoted as saying .
Top Lebanese Shiite cleric Allameh Sayyed Ali Fadlallah condemned last Friday the gunfire which accompanies funerals of Hezbollah fighters that were killed in Syria, stressing that such acts jeopardized the security of the Lebanese.
The phenomenon of shooting is occurring again and it is also involving the firing of grenades at a time when everybody knows the consequences of these acts,” Fadlallah said during his last Friday’s sermon at the Hasanayn Mosque in the Beirut southern suburb of Haret Hreik.
“We call on all relevant officials to assume their responsibilities again to prevent the recurrence of this phenomenon and refrain from covering it or taking part in it under any circumstances ,” Fadlallah said adding . “We urge the Lebanese state and security services to chase those committing such acts in order to preserve our security and area.”
Over the past week, rocket-propelled grenades were fired twice in the southern suburbs during the funerals of Hezbollah fighters who were killed in the clashes with Syrian rebels along Lebanon’s eastern border with Syria.
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