Bou Saab, Abu Faour Clash in Parliament over Qabrshmoun Incident

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A verbal clash erupted Wednesday in parliament between Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab and Industry Minister Wael Abu Faour.

“The Lebanese Army is tasked with controlling the border and it is performing its role,” Bou Saab said.

Abu Faour interrupted him by reminding of Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil’s botched tour of the Aley region.

“If there were not army units that escort ministers on their provocative tours,” the army “would perform its mission in an easier way,” Abu Faour said.

Bou Saab hit back saying, “If there were not bandits and gunmen, it would perform the mission, and this moaning and groaning will not lead to a result.”

Progressive Socialist Party supporters had blocked roads during Bassil’s visit to prevent him from touring the region. The protests escalated into a deadly incident in the town of Qabrshmoun where two bodyguards of State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib were killed in an armed clash.

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Comments 3
Thumb s.o.s 17 July 2019, 23:20

Pathetic politicians, pathetic show... failed State.

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 July 2019, 23:30

Failed people sadly, they are from the people and elected by the people but do not serve the people lol.

Thumb enterprise 18 July 2019, 05:36

“The Lebanese Army is tasked with controlling the border and it is performing its role,” Bou Saab said.

and as a result of it performing its role there are 145 illegal border crossings controlled by hezbollah. Also, another indication of the success of its role is that hezbollah crosses the border in and out of Syria as it pleases. Its success in performing its role is even more evident when hezbollah takes journalists on a tour of the border with Israel in 'total' compliance with resolution 1701.