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August 3, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Nasrallah has irrefutable evidence Israel killed Hariri

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday that he will reveal during his August 9 press conference irrefutable evidence proving that Israel was behind the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

During a speech marking the fourth anniversary of the 2006 July War, he said that the Jewish State had a plan to frame Hezbollah in the killing of Hariri.

Following next week’s conference, Nasrallah said the Lebanese government “should appoint a responsible [authority on the issue] if it finds what I say to be noteworthy.”

“We are ready to collaborate with the government.”

He addressed Tuesday’s clashes between the Israeli and Lebanese troops, saying Resistance fighters in South Lebanon were instructed to remain calm and not interfere in the clashes.

However, he said that the Resistance placed itself at the disposal of the LAF in case it needed assistance.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) exchanged fire along the northernmost section of their common border on Tuesday, with each side accusing the other of having started the fighting.

Two Lebanese soldiers, a journalist and a senior Israeli officer were killed in the clashes, according to sources from both sides.

The Hezbollah chief commended the Lebanese army soldiers, calling them courageous.

He said that if Hezbollah were to intervene in Tuesday’s clashes, some will try and accuse the party of taking the opportunity to obstruct the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

He said, however, that the Resistance will “cut off the hands of Israel” if it were to attack the Lebanese army.

“The LAF protects the Resistance, just as the Resistance protects the LAF, and the Lebanese people protect the LAF and the Resistance. This is the formula.”

He commented on the recent arrests of suspected Israeli collaborators working in Lebanon’s telecommunications sector, saying that the Jewish State’s infiltration of the country “is a great risk.”

“Uncovering such spies weakens Israel,” he said, adding, “The Resistance was, will and remains ready to assist the security forces, especially in the telecom field.”

Nasrallah said that his party demands the quick implementation of the death sentence against Israeli collaborators.

Also, the Hezbollah chief praised Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani’s visit to Lebanon last week.

He said that the Baabda summit, during which President Michel Sleiman met with King Abdullah and Assad, was meant to protect Lebanon.

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Background - خلفية

On 13 December 2005 the Government of the Lebanese Republic requested the UN to establish a tribunal of an international character to try all those who are alleged responsible for the attack of 14 february 2005 that killed the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others. The United Nations and the Lebanese Republic consequently negotiated an agreement on the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Liens - Links - مواقع ذات صلة

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, David Schenker , March 30, 2010 . Beirut Spring: The Hariri Tribunal Goes Hunting for Hizballah

Frederic Megret, McGill University, 2008. A special tribunal for Lebanon: the UN Security Council and the emancipation of International Criminal Justice

International Center for Transitional Justice Handbook on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, April 10, 2008

United Nations
Conférence de presse de Nicolas Michel, 19 Sept 2007
Conférence de presse de Nicolas Michel, 27 Mars 2008

Département d'Etat américain
* 2009 Human Rights report
* 2008 Human Rights report
* 2007 Human Rights report
* 2006 Human Rights report
* 2005 Human Rights report

ICG - International Crisis Group
The Hariri Tribunal: Separate the Political and the Judicial, 19 July, 2007. [Fr]

HCSS - Hague Centre for strategic studies
Hariri, Homicide and the Hague

Human Rights Watch
* Hariri Tribunal can restore faith in law, 11 may 2006
* Letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, april 27, 2006

Amnesty International
* STL insufficient without wider action to combat impunity
* Liban : le Tribunal de tous les dangers, mai 2007
* Jeu de mecano

Courrier de l'ACAT - Wadih Al Asmar
Le Tribunal spécial pour le Liban : entre espoir et inquiétude

Georges Corm
La justice penale internationale pour le Liban : bienfait ou malediction?

Nadim Shedadi and Elizabeth Wilmshurt, Chatham House
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon : the UN on Trial?, July 2007

Issam Michael Saliba, Law Library of Congress
International Tribunals, National Crimes and the Hariri Assassination : a novel development in International Criminal Law, June 2007

Mona Yacoubian, Council on Foreign Relations
Linkages between Special UN Tribunal, Lebanon, and Syria, June 1, 2007