One of the Islamic Resistance leaders Haj Hassan Hawlo Lakkis was assassinated Tuesday midnight in front of his home in St. Therese-Hadath while he was on his way back from his work, Hezbollah announced.
According to a statement issued by Hezbollah media relations, “the Leader Martyr Hassan Lakkis spent his youth and all his life in this honorable resistance since its early days and till the last hours of his life, as a Mujahid, sacrificing, creative and a leader. He was also the father of a martyr who fell in July war 2006.”
“Israel is automatically held the complete responsibility for this heinous crime and was subjected several times and in several areas to failed assassination attempts. This enemy should bear full responsibility and all consequences of this heinous crime, and this repeated targeting of dear resistance leaders and cadres,” the statement added.
The Zionist entity denied its involvement in the assassination of Lakkis. “Israel has nothing to do with this incident,” Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said on Wednesday.
He pointed out that these “automatic accusations are an innate reflex with Hizbullah,” adding that the party “doesn't need evidence or facts... They just blame anything on Israel.”