Rita Shami killed in Istanbul attack laid to rest in Joun


Rita Shami who had been killed on Sunday in an attack in Istanbul was laid to rest on Thursday in Joun.

A number of Lebanese state officials joined Shami’s family and friends for a funeral service at the Melkite Catholic Church in Beirut’s Sodeco.

“There are evil people who choose to spill the blood of those who disagree with their political or religious convictions,” Melkite Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros said during his sermon.

She was buried in her hometown cemetery in the town of Joun.