Bassil says Lebanese must respect each other's martyrs

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil lauded Wednesday Hezbollah MP Mohammed Raad's steadfastness after the killing of his son last week in an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon.

"We, as Lebanese, must respect each other’s martyrs,” Bassil said as he offered his condolences to Raad in Beirut's southern suburbs.

Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hezbollah political council chief Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed and Hezbollah Executive Council head Sayyed Hashem Safieddine attended the memorial service, in addition to Hezbollah MPs, former PSP leader Walid Jumblat, Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh, Speaker's aide Ali Hassan Khalil, former minister Ziad Baroud and many political and religious figures.

Raad's son Abbas and four other Hezbollah fighters were killed in an Israeli airstrike last week on a house in the southern town of Beit Yahoun.

Source: Naharnet

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