an atmosphere of grief and sorrow, the residents of the town of Ardeh – Zgharta
received the body of expatriate Fadi Ibarahim who was assaulted and killed in
the sound of church bells, the procession carrying the corpse to the town
arrived as locals carried the coffin and marched amid a weeping crowd of
mourners who were throwing rice and flower petals at the coffin. Black flags
were raised on both sides of the main road, in addition to sad posters simulating
the young age of the victim.
5 pm, the funeral was held at the Church of Our Lady; the mass was led by the Archbishop
of the Maronite Diocese of Tripoli, Father Georges Abou Jaoude, in addition to
a number of the diocese’s priests.