Druze leader: Hizbullah involved in Lebanon's assassinations
Druze leader Walid Jumblat has accused for the first time publicly Hizbullah of involvement together with the Syrian regime in "some assassinations if not say all."
In an interview with the Al Arabiya television network, Jumblat said "I said enough." "There is a political, security and intelligence linkage (between Hizbullah and the Syrian regime)." "The tools, operations and results are all the same," Jumblat said. "Ever since that time I have been accusing them somewhere of standing behind some assassinations if not say all."
Jumblat wondered "why was it then that Hizbullah quit the government on 12/12/2006, tugging behind (Parliament Speaker) Nabih Berri?"
The leading daily An Nahar said Jumblat's allegation was an unprecedented move since the beginning of the October 2004 killings and car bombing attacks in Lebanon. His charges came after Lebanon's Communications Minister Marwan Hamadeh has vowed to sue Hizbullah and its television mouthpiece, Al-Manar, on charges of "inciting" his assassination.