Today, Sunday, a Lebanese parliament member affiliated with Hezbollah vowed, With great repercussions for what happened Thursday In Beirut, a shooting resulted in deaths.
MP Hassan Fadlallah vowed to hold accountable “those who incited, planned, decided to spread the groups and fired” in the events that took place in the Tayouneh area, which he described as a massacre, “up to the highest official.”
MP Hassan Fadlallah (archive)
The wave of violence erupted on Thursday, in which seven people were killed, amid rising tensions over the investigation into last year’s Beirut port explosion. Hezbollah opposes the ongoing investigation into the Beirut port explosion, and called for the change of the main investigative judge, Judge Tariq Bitar.
For his part, the Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, said today, Sunday, that it is not permissible for any party in the country to resort to threats or violence after The worst violence the country has seen in more than a decade.
Patriarch Al-Rahi said: “No one is higher than the judiciary and the law. We must liberate our judiciary from political, sectarian and partisan interference, and respect its independence in accordance with the principle of separation of powers.”
A Hezbollah gunman was sniped in Tayouneh while he was preparing to launch a shell on the opposite neighborhood last Thursday
He also expressed his refusal to return to what he called “sectarian mobilization, compromise settlements, and fabrication of files,” adding: “No party may resort to threats, violence and the erection of clan barriers on the roads.”
The Patriarch also expressed his support for the role of the Lebanese army, noting that it “succeeded in limiting the sites of engagement, and showed that the legitimate institution is stronger than any other force.”
The Patriarch also considered that the Council of Ministers should meet and take the necessary decisions.