Aoun, Officials Condemn Israeli Crimes Against Palestinians

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President Michel Aoun and several lawmakers denounced on Tuesday Israel’s criminality against the Palestinian people in the wake of the inauguration of the United States embassy in Jerusalem.

Aoun took to Twitter and said: “The crimes go one and the guards continue to be absent...Palestine.”

The President’s remarks came as Palestinians observed a strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli troops in a mass protest on the Gaza border--the single deadliest day there since a 2014 war.

On Monday, around 58 Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops on the Gaza border, as the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem just a few miles away.

Several Lebanese officials condemned Israel’s aggression and the embassy’s transfer including Minister of Labor Mohammad Kabbara.

“Al-Quds will always be Arab and the capital of Palestine,” said Kabbara, adding that the transfer of the US embassy to it cannot change the identity of the holy city.

Grand Mufti of the Republic Abdul Latif Deryan condemned the killings, voicing hopes that the“struggle of Palestinian people” would once lead to the “liberation of the occupied land.”

MP Mohammed Qabbani said: “The world has known nothing like the Zionists’ crimes against the Palestinian people. The Palestinian bloodshed today is a desecration of Jerusalem and a crime against the Arabs, and the right of Christians and Muslims alike.”

MP Kazem al-Kheir denounced the “massacre,” and said: “Gaza massacre coincided with the ceremony of the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem.What is happening in Palestine is a result of the absence of Arab and Islamic solidarity."

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Thumb s.o.s 15 May 2018, 14:01

you never condemned May 7 Michel Aoun. You never condemned to Shia terrorist attacks that lead to the destruction of Lebanon in July 2006. You may have a short memory but we don't.

Thumb justice 15 May 2018, 14:14

Israel may have killed 58 Palestinians yesterday, but his handlers in Syria and Iran have killed thousands of Syrian civilians in Yarmouk, Aleppo, Homs, and other Syrian cities.

Missing phillipo 16 May 2018, 18:20

Just now a senior Hamas spokesperson has admitted that 50 of those killed were.....Hamas fighters. What more needs to be said?

Missing phillipo 16 May 2018, 18:20

Just now a senior Hamas spokesperson has admitted that 50 of those killed were.....Hamas fighters. What more needs to be said?

Thumb justin 15 May 2018, 15:27

Aoun took to Twitter and said: “The crimes go one and the guards continue to be absent...Palestine.”

No the 'Guards' are not absent... they just fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia.

قوات الدفاع الجوي السعودي تعترض صاروخا بالستيا أطلقته ميليشيات الحوثي باتجاه جازان جنوب المملكة.۔14:35

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 15 May 2018, 16:51

Never has Lebanon seen a President who condemns Israeli crimes like this one, ever!

Missing phillipo 16 May 2018, 10:17

Here speaketh the President of a country which for 70 years has kept refugees cooped up in camps, refuses to allow them to work in certain professions, and refuses to grant them citizenship and full rights in the country.
When you have done that, then, and only then, can you complain about Israel which has absorbed completely, the 700,000 Jews who were expelled from Arab States after 1948.

Thumb whyaskwhy 16 May 2018, 22:44

100% thanks Phillipo its just lip service at the beckoning of Kizballah

Thumb whyaskwhy 16 May 2018, 22:43

I doubt the quisling can use a rotary dial phone not to mention "tweeting" its one of his orange followers answering his master Kizballahs call.