Roads Blocked after Journalist Zahran Insults Hariri

W460

Roads in Beirut and elsewhere were blocked on Thursday in protest at remarks by the journalist Salem Zahran against Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.

In Beirut's Corniche al-Mazraa area, protesters blocked a vital highway with burning tires and garbage bins to condemn the “insult” against the prime minister.

Roads were also blocked in the al-Saadiyat and Aramoun areas on the coastal highway that links Beirut to the South.

Zahran, who is close to Hizbullah and Damascus, had on Wednesday night said that Hariri would “go to Syria with his leg over his neck” should Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells him to do so.

Zahran voiced his remarks during a live talk show on MTV.

Hariri had on Tuesday announced that the new government “will not be formed” should the pro-Damascus camp “insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties.”

“If others insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties from the gateway of the reopened Nassib border crossing, then the government will not be formed,” Hariri said in a chat with reporters, referring to a key border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border that has been recently recaptured by Damascus.

“I do not agree to a restoration of Lebanese-Syrian ties and this is nonnegotiable,” Hariri added.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah commented on Hariri's remarks on the same day and advised him not to commit himself to stances that he “might be obliged to reverse in light of the regional developments.”

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Thumb justice 16 August 2018, 21:39

Zahran, who is close to Hizbullah and Damascus, had on Wednesday night said that Hariri would “go to Syria with his leg over his neck” should Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tells him to do so.

The same Prince Mohammed bin Salman this cheap mouthpiece and his masters in dahieh said kidnapped hariri and took his family hostage?

Thumb ashtah 16 August 2018, 21:43

The content of what this so called 'journalist' said is probably true ( without the insults ) but it begs the question: would nassrallah visit saudi arabia should Iran tells him to do so?

Thumb enterprise 17 August 2018, 06:02

In nassrallah's case it would be completely different because it would be a 'divine' request.

Thumb ex-fpm 16 August 2018, 21:55

protesters blocked a vital highway with burning tires and garbage bins to condemn the “insult” against the prime minister.

and what did that do? erase the insult?

They had to breath the cancerous fumes of burnt tires and subject the residents to similar cancerous pollution.

Thumb justin 16 August 2018, 22:50

Hizbullah Supporters Block Roads to Protest Nasrallah Comedy Sketch
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/203313

Thumb justin 16 August 2018, 22:57

Hezbollah parody TV skit causes riots in Lebanon

"Hezbollah supporters in Lebanon took to the streets in violent protest after a television comedy show parodied leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Rioting began on Saturday night and continued on Sunday with Hezbollah backers burning tires and blocking roads around the capital Beirut as well as areas in east Lebanon."
https://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-parody-tv-skit-causes-riots-in-lebanon/

Thumb doodle-dude 17 August 2018, 07:18

lol @jadbehiotic

Thumb marcus 17 August 2018, 07:49

"we know that the Saudis are playing dirty.............."

and we know you are a POS!

Thumb eagledawn 17 August 2018, 08:55

'Pity of You' Southern....
You will be 'Catched'!

Thumb s.o.s 17 August 2018, 15:57

People eventually become like those they hang out with. In the gouvernement the Mustaqbalis are best pals with hizbala and Amal, now their sheepish followers behave like the Amal and hizbi thugs. 10 years ago, we could never ever have conceived such a thing. Mustaqbal, ma fi, c’est finil.