BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri congratulated the Lebanese on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, expressing hope that Lebanon would see better days.
“[I hope] that by the next [Eid], Lebanon would have overcome the stage of anxiety and the vacancy in the presidency, and would enjoy more security and stability,” Hariri said in a statement.
The Future Movement leader expressed “his utmost sadness because this year’s Eid coincides with the continuing brutal Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, emphasizing his full solidarity with the Palestinian people,” so that they could end the aggression and be able to live in dignity.
Hariri also hoped that the suffering of the Syrian people due to the bloody practices of President Bashar Assad would end, that the Iraqi people would be able to overcome their crises and restore their unity based on partnership among all its components, and that security and stability would prevail in all Arab nations.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 28, 2014, on page 4.