A number of Syrian workers have been arrested in connection with this morning’s killing of George Hawi.
Maybe this shows that the Lebanese Police are doing their job well for once. They were criticised for their abject failures in the aftermath of the Hariri bomb – they damaged and lost evidence, and came up with no clear conclusion. In following attacks they issued incorrect statements about the number of dead.
After the murder of Rafiq Al-Hariri many Syrians were attacked and beaten according to Amnesty International. Others fled back to Syria.
In the minutes following the bomb this morning American investigators were suspiciously spotted on scene.