Jumblat, Wahhab Reject Security Incidents in the Mountains

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat and Tawhid movement chief Wiam Wahhab stressed on Thursday the importance of preventing any security incident in the Mountains.

A statement issued by the Tawhid party said Wahhab visited Jumblat at his residence in Clemenceau and the two Druze leaders agreed to “follow-up the situation in the Mountains, particularly in sensitive areas.”

They stressed it was necessary “to prevent any security incident in the region and increase the coordination between the different forces” there, the statement said.

Jumblat and Wahhab agreed that “security forces should play their role in a firm and quick way to resolve any security dispute,” it added.

Their meeting came a few days after the PSP chief held talks with Lebanese Democratic Party head Talal Arslan, another Druze leader.

Arslan had organized an event at Shouaifat municipality to contain the repercussions of the killing of 19-year-old Ali Sheet earlier in the month.

The young man died after a bank guard in the area of Kouh al-Blata in Shouaifat opened fire on him when he was trying to snatch a woman’s handbag.

Angry residents later blocked roads to protest the killing.

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