BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah condemned Friday the recent car bombing in the southern suburb of Beirut, describing it as a “terrorist” act, and slammed some states for failing to speak out against it.
“We call for mercy for the souls of the martyrs of the terrorist explosion in the southern suburb of Beirut,” Nasrallah said.
He was referring to the Thursday car bombing in Ruwaiss, a neighborhood of the southern suburb of Beirut, that killed at least 24 people and wounded almost 300.
“We appreciate the patience of the residents of the southern suburb and thank all who denounced [the attack] and voiced support with the residents,” he said.
“We denounce the silence by states that on a daily basis show they are backers of terrorism,” he added.
He said the explosive used in the car bombing weighed over 100 kilograms and had targeted not only a Hezbollah stronghold but the Lebanese in general.