29-01-2023 07:11 AM Jerusalem Timing

Shatah Laid to Rest, Siniora: “after Shatah Assassination Not Like before”

Shatah Laid to Rest, Siniora: “after Shatah Assassination Not Like before”

Former premier Fouad Siniora warned that "after the assassination of Shatah is not like before."

Former Lebanese minister Mohamamd Shatah was laid to rest on Saturday, two days after he was assassinated a deadly blast which targeted him. Former premier Fouad Siniora meanwhile warned that "after the assassination of Shatah is not like before."Funeral of former minister Mohammad Shatah

Shatah and his bodyguard were buried at the  mausoleum of slain PM Rafiq Hariri in Beirut.

Heavy security measures were taken around Beirut during the funeral of Shatah and Tareq Bader, who were killed along with six others in a powerful car bombing on Friday.

Political figures, including caretaker Premier Najib Miqati, March 14 officials, head of the Mustaqbal bloc MP Fouad Saniora, and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea took part in the funeral at Mohammed al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut.

Meanwhile, Siniora said that March 14 powers “will liberate Lebanon from the occupation of the illegitimate arms.”

“They commit murders in order to assert their control over Lebanon, but we will renew our commitment to coexistence and civil peace,” said the former prime minister.

“The March 14 forces will meet up with the people soon at the squares of peaceful and democratic struggle.”