Nasrallah insists Israel behind Hariri murder
The leader of Hizbullah has insisted that Israel was behind the killing of Rafik al-Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister who was murdered in 2005. Hassan Nasrallah was speaking Saturday for the first time since the indictment on Thursday by the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon of four members of the Lebanese movement over the murder of Hariri.
Nasrallah said: "We mentioned the possibility of having Israel involved in the murder and the fact that [Israeli] agents were present at the murder scene one day before the murder.
"No one in the STL even asked the Israelis anything. This is normal, why? Because the tribunal, since its formation, had a precise goal and no one was allowed to talk to the Israelis ... Instead of investigating the Israelis, [the STL] gathered information from them."
The Shiite leader said that computers related to the case investigated by the STL were transported through Israel on their way out of Lebanon. According to him, his organization will produce a document that proving the computers were transported from South Lebanon to Israel.
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