Mustaqbal Slams Hizbullah 'Sectarian' Remarks on Baalbek-Hermel Elections
Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday blasted Hizbullah over what it called “sectarian” remarks about the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Baalbek-Hermel district.
“The remarks attributed to Hizbullah's leaders about the parliamentary elections in the Baalbek-Hermel district contain a repeated inclination to resort to sectarian incitement,” said the bloc in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.
“It is an unacceptable attempt to attribute terror labels to a Lebanese group whose most trivial national right is to run for elections in this district and in other districts,” Mustaqbal added.
“This arrogant and undemocratic approach in dealing with the electoral issue is rejected,” the bloc went on to say, accusing Hizbullah of “daily law violations” and “continuous breaching of the requirements of national accord.”
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has recently stressed that his party “will not allow the allies of al-Nusra (Front) and Daesh (Islamic State group) to represent the residents of Baalbek and Hermel.”
“The residents of Baalbek and Hermel will not allow those who armed al-Nusra and Daesh to represent the region,” Nasrallah added, in an apparent jab at Mustaqbal and some figures of the eastern border town of Arsal.