Geagea Slams Hizbullah's Shebaa Attack as Jumblat Warns of 'Turbulent Phase'

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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat were quick to react on Wednesday to Hizbullah's attack against an Israeli military vehicle in the Shebaa Farms, warning that Lebanon is headed towards a “turbulent” period.

The Foreign Ministry meanwhile condemned Israel's shelling of Lebanese territory.

Geagea said during a press conference: “Hizbullah does not have the right to involve the Lebanese army and government in a battle with Israel.”

“The cabinet and parliament should decide such affairs,” he added.

He warned that the Shebaa attack will have “dangerous repercussions on the Lebanese government and people and it could also have consequences on the army.”

Hizbullah claimed responsibility for the attack against an Israeli military vehicle in the occupied Shebaa Farms that left at least six Israeli soldiers wounded.

The party explained that it was in response to a January 18 Israeli airstrike on the Quneitra region in Syria's Golan Heights that reportedly left six Hizbullah members and an Iranian general dead.

Geagea continued: “The Lebanese government and people will bear the consequences of the Shebaa attack.”

“How can Hizbullah take such a step in Shebaa given its dialogue with the Mustaqbal Movement?” he wondered.

He questioned the purpose of the dialogue given “the party's expansionist plans in the region and the Shebaa Farms attack.”

“We were pleased with the talks, but it appears that Hizbullah is not being at all honest in its actions and claims,” Geagea stressed.

Its presence in Quneitra does not serve Lebanon or Palestine, but Iran's ambitions in the region, he remarked.

For his part, Jumblat expected that Lebanon will “enter a major turbulent phase” in the wake of the Shebaa operation.

He noted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to make political gains through the Quneitra airstrike.

“Precautions should be taken should Israel launch an offensive against Lebanon,” said the MP.

In the evening, Jumblat took to Twitter to point out that "it is clear that the resistance's operation has reminded Israel that playing with fire is costly, but this does not prevent taking the necessary measures to confront any aggression."

However, he noted that "the operation occurred on Syrian soil seeing as the border is yet to be demarcated, and this was a very important, smart move."

Earlier on Wednesday, Speaker Nabih Berri tackled the operation during his weekly meeting with lawmakers at his Ain el-Tineh residence.

He confirmed to the gatherers that the attack took place on Lebanese territory.

Netanyahu had said in the wake of the Shebaa attack that “Israel is ready to react forcibly wherever it comes under attack.”

M.T./Y.R.

G.K.

Comments 40
Missing humble 28 January 2015, 13:52

I repeat it for the 1000 time: Israel AND Ebola want the destruction of Lebanon.

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 14:56

operative word here is "1000 time". you could either try to go for the 1,000,000th time, hoping it will make it any truer, or maybe you should try something else like getting a brain.

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 14:57

as for petit samir, he is cute when he says, “The cabinet and parliament should decide such affairs”.
As if are letting the government or parliament make any decision at all.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 18:05

inept x 10000000000000000000000000000000

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 18:15

that's a lot of 0's in there, i see you spoke your mind fully lol

Thumb Mystic 28 January 2015, 15:46

Sayed Hassans stands by his words, Israel is in panic now, and so is all their stooges in Lebanon. Geagea is in shock, just like the rest of M14 Israeli lovers, you didn't expect this to happen, guess what your demigod zionists are not untouchable as you thought.

If Israel decides to release their full airforce now all over Lebanon, then the Resistance will release rain of fire on Tel Aviv and the rest of Israel, Iron dome systems will not save them.

Thumb marcus 28 January 2015, 13:57

Geagea said during a press conference: “Hizbullah does not have the right to involve the Lebanese army and government in a battle with Israel.”

Hizbullah is NOT a lebanese party, its followers are only lebanese on their ID cards, and it answers only to Iran.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 14:00

this is absolute truth. Ebola is an Iranian army.

Thumb canadianpaul 28 January 2015, 14:33

And that is why, my dear Lebanese friends, I want Israel to wipe Dahieh off the face of the Earth, once and for all.

God, I so hate Ebola right now, it almost hurts...

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 14:59

" I want Israel to wipe Dahieh off the face of the Earth, once and for all." >>> and that's exactly why no lebanese care what you think. you're an israeli, or worse, an israeli lebanese stooge & traitor.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 14:52

Any follower of Caporal, who is himself the servant of Ebola, is a traitor to Lebanon.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 14:54

Dear traitor,
what do you answer to the fact that Ebola wants the destruction of Lebanon?

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 14:58

lol, thanks for confirming all suspicions. by loving saudis, israelis and takfiris at the same time, you prove these 3 are in bed together.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:03

Dear Traitor,
No 1 fact : Ebola cannot destroy Israel.
No 2 fact : Ebola knows it cannot destroy Israel but claims the contrary.
No 3 fact : Ebola is the one who is the aggressor.
No 4 fact : Ebola wants Israel to destroy Lebanon.
No 5 fact : Ebola wants Lebanon to be destroyed to create an Islamic Republic.

Thumb geha 28 January 2015, 15:06

isis, nusra, Israel, hizbushaitan and fpm are ne and the same.
they all want Lebanon destroyed.

Missing youssefhaddad 28 January 2015, 15:15

Hopefully this latest conflagration will end where it started.
Hezbollah's obvious attempt to divert from the Syrian disaster and to reclaim its "Resistance" status has put Lebanon in extreme danger.
Let us all pray for Israeli restraint, because this time, no country will come to aid Lebanon.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:20

How can we accept that Ebola decides for our life and death?

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:22

Listen to Jumbo. He has the exact info from the Druze of Israel.

Missing karim- 28 January 2015, 15:24

ما بدنا جيش بلبنان الا جيشك يا حُسين

Missing karim- 28 January 2015, 15:53

Sorry dude I cannot take credit for this gem, this comes to us courtesy of the mouwatens of Dahieh or more accurately the squatters who occupied and illegally build on confiscated Christian lands on the outskirts of Beirut.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:55

This time we will see the destruction of Lebanon, but also the final end of Ebola.

Missing bigjohn 28 January 2015, 15:59

I have been hearing this for over 20 years (why don't you be humble)

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 16:51

pure BS

Thumb theresistance4.0 28 January 2015, 15:54

Cowards and Traitors! Your words are loud and clear Nahar goons! You can be a M14 but to support ISRAEL over your own people shows many of your true colors!! Hamdillah the lines between Good and Evil or so clear and you, you filthy scum have chosen your side!

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:54

This time we will see the destruction of Lebanon, but also the final end of Ebola.

Missing bigjohn 28 January 2015, 15:57

The people will resist and survive...ONLY the collaborators will have the final ENDING...Remember Vietnam, Algeria, Cuba, Nicaragua, ETC

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:58

Resistance? Which resistance? Ah you mean Iranian occupation?

Missing bigjohn 28 January 2015, 15:55

Geagea AND all Arab Collaborators: "Israel has a right to attack and kill anywhere in the World while Arabs are ONLY allowed to attack and kill fellow Arabs to serve the interest of the Israeli enemy" (talking about failed SLAVE state).

Thumb theresistance4.0 28 January 2015, 15:56

100! Bigjohn

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 January 2015, 16:54

déguerpis pijama. allez, ouste! dans ta chambre avant que tu ne te prenne ta raclée habituelle et ne vienne nous casser les oreilles a pleurnicher

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 16:02

Small john
these are emotions...not reality. You are filled with hatred.

Thumb nickjames 29 January 2015, 09:32

Lmfaooooooooooooooooo that's a good one Maroun.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 15:55

This time we will see the destruction of Lebanon, but also the final end of Ebola.

Missing canadianadam 28 January 2015, 16:07

I agree. This is Lebanese land, but that's for the army to act on with consensus from the government. As for the six lebanese civilians who were killed by Israel, they were engaged in a terrorist act against against our neighbours. Israel is a crap country who did us a favor.

Flamer don't start talking about other people's mothers. The last time someone talked about your family you started crying and claiming war on the forum against all of ashrafieh. We all lament for your family's confusion on Father's Day man.

Default-user-icon fkhouri (Guest) 28 January 2015, 16:09

Hizbullah' respose is very understandable. The timing is not right while this party is also fighting those extremists who threaten Lebanon.

Missing canadianadam 28 January 2015, 16:33

Sheba farms is Lebanese land and I support the reclaiming of all lebanese and Palestinian land, but that's for the army to act on with consensus from the government. As for the six lebanese civilians who were killed by Israel, they were engaged in a terrorist act against against our civilian neighbours. Israel is a crap country who did us a favor.

Flamer don't start talking about other people's mothers. The last time someone talked about your family you started crying and claiming war on the forum against all of ashrafieh. We all lament for your family's confusion on Father's Day man.

Missing humble 28 January 2015, 18:10

Truth hurts. You hate so much Geagea that you are unable to see the enemy from within destroying the country you are supposed to love.
I pity you. Really.

Thumb Machia 28 January 2015, 16:56

Extremists battling it out...what a waste of lives, time and money!
Unfortunately, the innocents always pay the price of the adventures of Israel and Hezbollah!
Both Netanyahu and Nasrallah, their popularity having greatly suffered in the last few years, stand to win from this charade. They both needed this Shebaa jolt.
What a bunch of murderous vultures!

Thumb shab 28 January 2015, 18:23

Filthy murdering militia

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 29 January 2015, 00:12

i agree with you. I think the most they will do is another targeted strike. No way HA is stupid enough to start another war. They knew 100% this will not lead to war.