Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi held on Sunday officials responsible for the deadly bombings that have recently rocked Beirut’s southern suburbs and the northern city of Tripoli. “Political parties don’t value the heavy price payed by innocent citizens in the three bombings,” al-Rahi said in his sermon at his summer residence in Diman.

Politicians “haven’t yet realized that they are responsible for the victims over their prolonged conflict and their obstruction of the work of constitutional institutions,” he said. Two separate car bomb blasts have recently rocked Beirut’s southern suburbs, a Hizbullah stronghold, while two similar consecutive bombings have targeted mosques in Tripoli, leaving hundreds of casualties.

The politicians "only condemned, condoled and accused the other,” he mocked. [Link]