BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will assist in the reconstruction of the Tripoli neighborhoods damaged by the two car bombs in the northern city, MP Bahia Hariri said Sunday.
"Just like he [Hariri] helped in Abra, he will help in Tripoli," Hariri told reporters during her visit to the city when asked whether the head of the Future Movement would donate to construction efforts in the city.
"We will work with the municipality and civil society groups as well as the youth to form a committee to swiftly aid the residents who were forced out of their homes," she said.
Repairs in the Abra neighborhood in Sidon which witnessed fierce clashes between the Army and Salafist gunmen in June were financed partly through a donation by the former prime minister.
MP Hariri said the deadly attacks in Tripoli targeted the entire country "just like the crime in Ruwaiss [bombing] did."
Hariri, whose party enjoys a strong support base in the city, visited Tripoli Saturday and inspected one of the sites of the twin car bombs which killed at least 45 people in the northern city.
Accompanied by former police chief Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi, Hariri visited the Al-Salam Mosque where the first car bomb exploded and the former security official’s house which was damaged by the blast.
Hariri who headed a delegation of solidarity from the coastal city of Sidon which included Sidon’s Mufti Sheikh Salim Sousan also held meetings with several Tripoli MPs with the Future bloc.
The meetings took place at the residences of MPs Mohammad Kabbara and Samir Jisr and were attended by Future Movement officials and Tripoli figures.
She is expected to visit victims of the blasts in several hospitals in the city.
Twin car bombs ripped through two separate mosques in the city following Friday prayers killing at least 45 people and wounding over 500.
The deadly attack came days after a car bomb exploded in the bustling neighborhood of Ruwaiss in Beirut’s southern suburbs, killing 30 people.