Mousawi-Gemayel Engage in Heated Debate in Parliamentإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A heated debate erupted on Wednesday between Hizbullah MP Nawaf Mousawi and Kataeb MP Nadim Gemayel when MP Sami Gemayel was delivering his speech during a Parliament session dedicated to discussing the government's policy statement.
Loyalty to the Resistance bloc deputy, Mousawi, said his bloc has the right to reply to any remarks that target his bloc or Hizbullah.
He added that President Michel Aoun was elected as President “thanks to the Resistance’s (Hizbullah’s) arms.”
“President Michel Aoun is in Baabda Palace thanks for the Resistance’s rifle. He did not arrive via Israeli tanks,” in an indirect reference at slain president-elect Bashir Gemayel, Nadim's father and the founder of the Lebanese Forces.
This prompted an angry intervention from Gemayel, who hit back saying: "This rhetoric is unacceptable.You were throwing rice on the Israelis and most of you voted for President Bashir in this parliament,” he added, apparently referring to some Shiite citizens and ex-MPs.
Moussawi snapped back, saying: “Your size is equivalent to an Israeli tank.”