Spokesman of Beirut Port blast victims’ families, Ibrahim Hoteit, revealed that the judicial investigator, Tarek Bitar, had said that he had enough knowledge about the real causes of the explosion and the owner of the ship which brought the ammonium nitrate into the seaport.
Hoteit called on the investigator to reveal the reports he has, casting more doubts on his approach.
Seven martyrs and around 30 injured were reported during the armed attack carried out by the “Lebanese Forces” gunmen on the peaceful protestors in Tayouneh area on Thursday, October 14. The protesters were demonstrating against the politicized decisions of Al-Bitar.
Al-Bitar had issued arrest warrants against officials as well as military figures on an illogical basis, pushing the defendants and observers to cast doubts on his probe.
On August 4, 2020, a massive blast rocked Beirut Port blast, killing around 195 citizens and injuring over 6000 of others. The explosion also caused much destruction in the capital and its suburbs.
Source: Al-Manar English Website