Wednesday, November 22, 2006

An uncomfortable feeling

Today is Lebanon's independance day but there will be no celebrations today just mourning and the uncomfortable feeling of not knowing what is going to happen next.

Pierre Gemayel was assassinated yesterday, the fifth killing that began with Rafik Hariri's killing last year. Gemayel was 34 years old and a cabinet minister. His death has strong symbolic meaning. His father Amin Gemayel was president, as well as his uncle Bashir who was also assassinated. And his grandfather, his namesake, founded the Christian Phalange party.

This assassination had only one purpose: to stir up and increase tensions between groups in Lebanon.

I am taking a deep breathe and hoping, even praying, that this will not happen.

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