Hezbollah has provided the Lebanese government with evidence proving Israel’s involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
According to a judicial source in Lebanon, Hezbollah security chief Wafiq Safa gave Lebanese Prosecutor General Said Mirza the data on Tuesday.
The source added that the data was handed over to the office of Daniel Bellemare, the state prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, AFP reported.
The move comes after Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah presented evidence implicating Israel in Hariri’s assassination case, prompting a call by Bellemare for all material related to the murder.
The evidence included video material, captured by Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles, substantiating that the February 14, 2005 assassination of Hariri was carried out under orders from Tel Aviv.
The United Nations tribunal tasked with probing the assassination is reportedly due to announce its findings by the end of the year.
Citing its lack of trust in the tribunal investigating the murder, the Lebanese resistance movement said it would pass the sensitive material to the Lebanese Judiciary.
Hezbollah lawmaker Nawaf Mousawi also said that it was up to Lebanese authorities to give the information to the UN tribunal.