Bassil Denounces Israeli Offensive against Gaza, Demands Arab Action

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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil condemned the Israeli aggression against the Gaza strip, demanding the Arabs to take a “unified” stance to end the Israeli hostility.

“Israel is benefiting from the international silence and the Arab incompetency by continuing and increasing its attack,” Bassil warned.

With the Israeli campaign in its seventh day, at least 172 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,230 wounded.

Bassil's statement came in light of a series of phone calls the minister carried out with Arab foreign ministers and Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi.

“The verbal condemnation is no longer enough as the serious situation requires actual measures by the Arab League to support the Palestinian people and to press the international community to end its support to Israel.”

Bassil tasked Lebanon's permanent ambassador to the Arab League Khaled Ziadeh with attending a meeting for the Arab League foreign ministers instead of him.

The minister is currently in Brazil and will not make it in time for the meeting, which will be held later Monday.

The Arab League meeting comes amid intense international efforts to end the conflict, and with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas seeking U.N. intervention.



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Thumb ex-fpm 14 July 2014, 14:21

Bassil tasked Lebanon's permanent ambassador to the Arab League Khaled Ziadeh with attending a meeting for the Arab League foreign ministers instead of him.

lol, yeah coz he is busy partying in Brazil:)

Thumb ice-man 14 July 2014, 16:45

@jaafar: please, refrain from using my gems without my specific prior consent and/or approval.

Thumb Marc 14 July 2014, 14:35

A loser in Lebanon can easily get to high places; you just need to marry someone's daughter! I blame voters in Lebanon for electing the same gangsters time and again

Thumb Marc 14 July 2014, 23:26

He must be really looking after you and your family FT, helping subsidize their tuition fees, their needs and securing good future. Sure he and all other current politicians have lined up their pockets and their friends and the people from both camps are competing who is right and who is wrong; the security situation is hush but who cares.... your loved politician is OK....... As far as I am concerned, he is a total loser and I will never ever hire him as a junior in my company nor should the Lebanese people


Thumb ex-fpm 14 July 2014, 14:42

flamethrower; Bassil himself mentioned he was on an official visit meeting with the Lebanese expats in Brazil. He has been there for almost one week. You think he went there on his account. Grow up and stop defending the indefensible.

Thumb popeye 14 July 2014, 14:45

I await the day when I will read ONE meaningful post, ONE counter argument, ONE credible or mature info from you, flamethrower.._ , but alas!

Thumb _mowaten_ 14 July 2014, 16:18

stop diverting the topic with your bunch of fake accounts, ex-jerry-popeye.

i know you dont like it when people are talking about your country's crimes, but bassil is right to denounce israel and call the arabs to react

Thumb ex-fpm 14 July 2014, 16:29

sorry crusher, i don't have fake accounts, but you do mowaten.

Thumb _mowaten_ 14 July 2014, 16:36

lol @ orio x sister x fistula

Thumb ice-man 14 July 2014, 16:47

flamethrower: don't worry about the votes dear, just continue to speak your free and unbiased mind. I care about you

Missing ysurais 14 July 2014, 16:56

When did the Arab league helped us over the past decade. Yes after mass destruction then they do wake up. Anyway i don't believe that still this league exist, it is dead. Mr Bassil we need to be like the Swiss, disassociation from earth as agreed in previous gov..

Missing bigjohn 14 July 2014, 20:44

Like the Swiss? Most of the lebanese politicians are owned by either the Gulf states, America, Iran, Syria, etc. In this region, if Lebanon try to "disassociate itself" it will be swallowed by the first aggressor.

Missing bigjohn 14 July 2014, 21:15

Those who ask why HA exists or on the other side why the hated Takfiris exist is because the Arab "states" are run by worthless hated puppet slaves who are only interested in staying in power. The KSA have been giving many biilions of dollars of the Saudi peoples wealth to the secular military regime in Egypt, Takfiris, Islamists, ETC ETC so arabs can kill each other outside their country and exporting their extremists so they can stay safe. They will not give a penny to the palestinians in GAZA under the American Zionist order (because they need them for protection) who were mostly expelled from the rest of Palestine in 1948 (because they are not Jewish) and forced to live in an open air concentration prison camp 1/4 the size of the city of Phoenix, Arizona controlled by Air, land, and sea and denied the needed food and water that have been stolen from them from the criminal colonialists.

Missing bigjohn 14 July 2014, 21:16

This is not sustainable! The western countries who created this monster called Israel in the 20th century at a time when Colonialism was suppose to end need to get rid off this Aparthheid AND ethnic cleansing regime the way they ended the western created apartheid system in South africa.

Default-user-icon Danny B (Guest) 15 July 2014, 17:18

Bigjohn: How come a country which occupies 0.14% of entire Arabian nation can be called Monster? well Israel should take lesson from the loving Arabs. How many been killed last week ? Muslims by Muslims.
And how come that in the Apartheid state there are Arabs in the Knesset, Judges in the court, Arabian doctors in hospitals and clinics , lawyers and engineers. Lets take Lebanon as liberal state.
How many Palestinians are in key people in Lebanon and why they are kept in camps for over 65 years?