Lakkis was Martyred overnight outside his home in the Hadath district in Beirut as he was returning from work, the statement said.
A Lebanese security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said assailants shot Lakkis with a pistol equipped with a silencer at close range after he parked his car in the garage on the ground floor of the residential building, where he lived in the Hadath neighborhood, situated more than 3 kilometers (two miles) south of Beirut.
The unnamed official further noted that Lakkis was struck by five bullets in the head and neck. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died early Wednesday from his wounds.
Hezbollah described Lakkis as “one of the leaders of the Islamic resistance” against Israel and said the Jewish state had tried to kill him several times in the past.
The statement warned that Israel would “bear full responsibility and all consequences” for the hit.
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor denied Israeli involvement.
“Israel has nothing to do with this incident,” Palmor said. “These automatic accusations are an innate reflex with Hezbollah. They don’t need evidence, they don’t need facts, they just blame anything on Israel.”
The accusation comes a day after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabian intelligence of being behind last month’s twin suicide bombings, which targeted Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital.
The bombings on November 19 killed 23 people. An Al-Qaeda-linked group claimed credit for the attack.
Israel views Hezbollah, an anti-Israeli militant organization, as one of its prime enemies in the region. In 2006 it fought a 34-day war against Lebanon, in which Hezbollah forces gave a real hard time to the Israeli forces , as if the war would have prolonged more , then Israel would have been in a Bad Position .
The Israeli Air Force allegedly carried out at least six strikes in war-torn Syria, with sources saying the attacks were meant to prevent transfer of advanced weapons to the Lebanese movement.
Hezbollah lost its senior members to Israeli strikes in the past. Nasrallah’s predecessor as the head of the movement, Abbas Musawi was assassinated in 1992, when Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at his motorcade, killing the Musawi, his wife, five-year-old son and four bodyguards
The Islamic Republic of Iran has condemned the latest assassination of senior commander of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah, Hassan Hawlo al-Lakkis, outside his home south of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
“Given the prominent role of this …martyr in the defeats [suffered by] the Zionist regime [of Israel] against the Islamic resistance [movement], the Zionists regime definitely bears the full responsibility for this criminal and terrorist act,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Wednesday.
She also offered Iran’s sincere condolences to Lakkis’s family and his comrades on the killing of the top Hezbollah commander, Press TV reported.
“Around midnight on Tuesday, one of the commanders of resistance, Hassan Hawlo al-Lakkis, was assassinated in front of his house in the Saint Therese district of Hadath, as he returned from work,” Hezbollah said in a statement published on Wednesday.
The statement added, “The brother martyr Hassan al-Lakkis spent his youth and all his life in this honorable resistance since its inception up until the last moments of his life.”
“The Israeli enemy is naturally directly to blame. This enemy must shoulder complete responsibility and repercussions for this ugly crime and its repeated targeting of leaders and cadres of the resistance,” the Hezbollah statement noted.