Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah condemned in a televised speech on the latest developments the terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic State in Paris and Lebanon and denied any role for the Palestinian Refugee camps in the Beirut bombings .
“No one can logically blame Palestinian camps for the crimes that are happening.” He stressed.
He accused the Israelis and takfiris (non believers) of wanting to spark civil war in Lebanon.
Both the Sunnis and Shiites call each other non believers .
“One of the goals of the terrorists is to create strife among the Lebanese and Palestinian”, he said .
” There are no Palestinians among the detainees linked to the Burj al-Barajneh attack,” he added
There were media reports claiming that the Palestinians were involved in Thursday’s attack in Burj al-Barajneh, a souther suburb of Beirut .
At least 43 people were killed in the twin suicide bombings in Burj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold, on Thursday.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks
” It is clear the names released by the IS of the alleged names of the attackers are fake. The Burj al-Barajneh attack was carried out by a Syrian and possibly another.” He added but warned against attacking the Syrian refugees if one of the Burj al-Barajneh bombers was Syrian.
He said : ” The Lebanese Internal security forces have a clear idea of the details of the Burj al-Barajneh attack.”
He also cautioned against blaming all the Sunnis for the attack.
“No one has the right to hold the entire Sunni sect responsible for the Burj al-Barajneh blast if it turns out that one of the attackers was Sunni.
He said “IS does not have a future, neither in war nor in peace. It is losing ground in Syria and Iraq.”
Expressing his solidarity with the French people, he said the Middle East was also suffering “the earthquake” of jihadist groups.
Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.
Addressing the domestic developments he said:
“We should preserve the positive internal atmosphere in Lebanon and I renew the call for a comprehensive national settlement.”
He added: “We should not await foreign powers to end the internal paralysis as they will become increasingly preoccupied by other issues.”
Editors note: General prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud announced that the Information Division of the Internal Security Forces was able to identify the network behind the Burj el-Barajneh attack . Several people were reportedly arrested and being investigated. One source in the Interior Ministry announced that the Information Division detained five Syrians and a Palestinian, stressing they were involved in the bombings of Burj el-Barajneh.
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