Berri Says Some Aim to ‘Distort’ Bekaa’s Image, Urges Aoun to Take Action


Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday urged President Michel Aoun to put the efforts needed in order to impose the State’s control in the cumbersome northern region of Bekaa, criticising years of “idleness” and attempts to “distort” its image.

“Our people in Bekaa need a State to carry its identity,” said Berri in a statement.

“Attempts have been going on for years to distort the image of Bekaa and showing it as seeking to escape the rule of law. All of that was happening while Lebanon was watching. What is the main goal behind all of this?” Berri asked.

The Speaker also said: “It is not convincing that the security apparatuses, the Lebanese army and State are unable to arrest the outlaws.”

Security conditions occasionally deteriorate in the Bekaa district of Baalbek-Hermel where reports of crime, theft and gunfire are not uncommon. Residents of the area have long demanded a solution for the rampant chaos in their city.

Conditions deteriorated further in May and reports of shootouts, and revenge operations --a phenomenon that tribes cling to as one of the old customs-- were reported.

On Wednesday, media reports said the Lebanese army was preparing a strict plan for the region to put things into order.

Comments 8
Thumb justin 20 June 2018, 14:17

Berri Says Some Aim to ‘Distort’ Bekaa’s Image

Nobody is Mr. Berri. The truth is your image is that of criminals, thugs, thieves, kidnappers, drug dealers and below all terrorists.

Thumb s.o.s 20 June 2018, 15:03

they've had political cover for their crimes from Hizbalot narco terrorist and the Amal lice...

Thumb ex-fpm 20 June 2018, 16:01

Nouh Zoaiter is a commander in nassrallah's iranian terrorist resistance.

Thumb s.o.s 20 June 2018, 16:19

Kamen, Lebanon is full of such “heroes”. They are at the core of the resistance, as in resisting arrest.

Thumb doodle-dude 20 June 2018, 16:51

What is there to distort? the filth that you are?

Thumb justin 20 June 2018, 21:55

بين جعفر وزعيتر والجمل… إشتباكات مسلحة ووضع أمني مذري في البقاع

وردت معلومات عن وقوع إشتباكات بين آل جعفر وآل الجمل في بلدة حاويك السورية وتضاربت الأخبار عن سقوط قتيل من آل الجمل.

وإنتشر عبر مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي تسجيل صوتي قيل أنه عائد الى المدعو نوح زعيتر، يعلن خلاله أن موكبه تعرض لإطلاق نار من قبل آل جمل.

Thumb warrior 21 June 2018, 07:34

lol @ ‘Distort’ Bekaa’s Image'

Missing un520 21 June 2018, 11:59

Start paying your bills, burn your illegal crops, stop steling cars, hand in your illegal guns, stop blood revenge traditions and treat you women nice. After that Im sure that your image will improve....