He stated that he will not be deterred in his efforts to uncover the truth and bring those responsible to justice, “even if it is going to cost me my life.”
He has expressed his hope that there will be an indictment in the case ahead of the upcoming third anniversary of the blast.
Judge Bitar has also shown a willingness to challenge the entrenched ruling elite in Lebanon, as he has decided to resume his investigation after a series of lawsuits, mostly brought forth by officials charged in the case.
This forced him to halt his work for a period of 13 months.
“I have nothing against Judge Oueidat but there are some suspicions that came up. He should come and defend himself,” Judge Bitar said. “I will continue with the case and I will not leave it unless they remove me completely.”
“Everyone that I summon has to come because the blood of the victims is above everything,” he added.