Lebanese President Michel Aoun said a deliberate act of vandalism may have caused the latest fire in Beirut port, which came a month after a massive blast, which killed more than 190 people and injured thousands in the Lebanese capital.
As Beirut faces the daunting task of recovery following the major blast on August 4, a number of international museums and heritage organizations are rallying together to offer help to its arts and culture community.
A UN-backed tribunal said it has not been able to establish any link between a 2005 blast in Beirut that killed Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafiq Hariri and the Hezbollah resistance movement or the Syrian government.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said it is “impossible” that a recent deadly explosion in the capital Beirut was triggered by a blast from a deposit of arms belonging to the Hezbollah resistance movement.
Iran’s former defense minister and current military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the recent deadly explosion in Beirut was “100 percent an Israeli job” meant to pit the Lebanese nation against Hezbollah and disarm the resistance movement.
When the huge explosion ripped through Beirut last week, it shattered the glass doors near where three-year-old Abed Itani was playing with his Lego blocks. He suffered a head injury and cuts on his tiny arms and feet, and he was taken to the emergency room, where he sat amid other bleeding people.