Lebanese Officials Pay Tribute to Martyr Minister Pierre Gemayel on His 13th Assassination Anniversary

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Lebanese Officials Pay Tribute to Martyr Minister Pierre Gemayel on His 13th Assassination Anniversary

Lebanon is going through a united national uprising where Lebanese people from different religions and affiliations are calling for a holistic, consolidated, independent and decent country and are demanding better services like electricity, water, and health care.

Lebanese figures and officials paid tribute to the Former Minister on Thursday, commenting on the day's concurrence amid unrest.

“On the eve of Independence Day, and on the anniversary of your martyrdom, all the Lebanese uprise, singing the national anthem, appealing to God for every wrongdoer against Lebanon and yourselves to repent. Lebanon and its people don’t deserve this suffering,” Kataeb leader's advisor Michel Khoury wrote on Twitter.

In his turn, Former Economy Minister Alain Hakim outlined in a tweet that the decisions we make can change our fate and “if those standing against the country were fortunate enough so far, this will be challenged.”

“Pierre Gemayel is an ongoing revolution. One person’s revolution is much more difficult than that of a group. He rose against the Syrian Occupation in the midst of its tyranny. He challenged the state and ran independently in the face of lists backed by political parties,” Former head of the Beirut Bar Association Georges Jreij told Voice of Lebanon radio station.

“On this day a treacherous betrayal of one of the purest and bravest men in Lebanon took place,” Former Minister Ashraf Rifi said, adding that “justice will certainly be served and despotism is coming to an end.”

Former Minister Pierre Amine Gemayel, minister of Industry and past leader of the Kataeb Party, was shot dead in his car on November 21, 2006 by unknown assailants in Jdeideh, Mount Lebanon.

Source: Kataeb.org