| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

He died for Lebanon

This small country knew setbacks, wars, disappointments. It witnessed coexistence between its people and sectarian talks with its officials. But what this country knew in 2005 was far from what anyone would imagine. The day of Rafik Hariri’s assassination, the day when Lebanon was meant to be assassinated.

The Lebanese did not wait for the leaders’ decision or the leaders’ signal. They went to the streets to get to know each other again. He, who brought them together in schools and universities, in conferences and economic activities… He made them also gather them after his assassination.

February 14, 2005, feels like yesterday. February 14, is for Rafik Hariri to these loyal people, to those who pitched tents, raised the flag, and chanted solid vocal strings… February 14 was the last day of Rafic Hariri on earth, and the first day of turn to freedom. Rafik Hariri died for Lebanon!

  • Sawt Beirut International