LF Urges Hizbullah to Hand Over Suspects in Bulgaria, Harb, Hariri Cases

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Lebanese Forces parliamentary bloc urged Hizbullah on Friday to hand over the party members accused of being involved in a bus bombing in Bulgaria and in the Rafik Hariri and Butros Harb cases to concerned authorities.

“This is just another chapter of the harm Hizbullah's military wing is causing to the country's security, economy, and its international relations,” a released statement said after the bloc's weekly meeting, demanding the party to disarm and hand over its weaponry to the Lebanese army.

“We call on Hizbullah to follow the lead of other Lebanese parties and convert into a strictly political movement,” the statement added.

The LF MPs said: “Hizbullah must act responsibly and stop involving Lebanon in serious cases”.

The Bulgarian government said Tuesday that Hizbullah was behind a bomb attack in July that killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian.

The bombing on a bus carrying Israelis at Burgas Airport on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the deadliest attack on Israelis abroad since 2004, also killed the Bulgarian bus driver and the bomber. Some 30 people were wounded.

The bloc condemned the “exploitation of (Bekaa town of) Arsal's incident for electoral gains”, calling on concerned authorities to pursue “a transparent probe” in this case.

The lawmakers stated: “We demand extending the legal bodies' authority on all Lebanese territories”.

"Accusations must be directed towards those involved in the incident only while the rest of the town must remain free of such reputation,” the bloc remarked.

Major Pierre Bashaalani and First Sergeant Ibrahim Zahraman were killed in clashes in Arsal last Friday as the army was seeking to apprehend a wanted suspect, who was also killed in the unrest.

Following the incident, the army had sealed off all the entrances to Arsal and brought in reinforcements as part of measures aimed at arresting members of an armed group that targeted the patrol and killed Bashaalani and Zahraman. The army also erected checkpoints at the entrances of the town to check the identities of passers-by.

The MPs also discussed the situation of refugees fleeing the neighboring war-torn country and coming to Lebanon, asking the cabinet to reach out to Arab nations and to the international community for help in this regard.

"We condemn critiques against President Michel Suleiman's statement regarding the deportation of Syrian opposition members back to their country,” they expressed, explaining that these activists are “facing torture, jail and murder in Syria”.

Suleiman said Thursday there are instructions not to deport any Syrian to his home country in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

His tweet came in response to a call by non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch for the Lebanese government to keep its open border policy so those fleeing Syria can safely enter Lebanon.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had announced that the number of Syrians who to Lebanon since the eruption of the conflict in March 2011 has reached 242,000.

Suleiman had urged donors during the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria held in Kuwait to provide Lebanon with $370 million assistance for refugees from Syria and called for countries to take in some of the displaced after ringing the alarm bell.

Comments 16
Thumb LEBhasNOhope 08 February 2013, 20:30

The LF MPs said: “Hizbullah must act responsibly and stop involving Lebanon in serious cases”. To which the hizb responded, " who me? We didn’t do it!" They then proceeded to using the unbeatable defense strategy of “liar, liar pants on fire” as their proof of innocence.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 08 February 2013, 21:08

can't argue with you there. You are living proof of that!

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 08 February 2013, 21:23

nice- I like that one.
hate to burst your bubble but you are badly in need of a brain transplant now!

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 08 February 2013, 21:32

There is a huge difference between you and I my friend. All my insults were genuine and I thought of them on the spot. Yours towards the end were recycle insults you googgled.

Thumb mouallek 09 February 2013, 03:37

This is why you remain so stupid !

Thumb andre.jabbour 08 February 2013, 20:47

I am not a fan of LF's Geagea, but the man speaks the truth, common sens and he says out loud what everyone thinks.

Thumb jcamerican 08 February 2013, 21:16

Lebanon has two choices, wait for Israel to come and wipe out HA, or the Lebanese have to do it for them. In any way you look at it, Lebanon is screwed, because it will never be united. Leaders are not interested in the country, they are worried about their income and prestige.

Thumb shab 08 February 2013, 22:38

Filthy militia will never be civilized. Pure inbreed

Default-user-icon me (Guest) 08 February 2013, 23:03

What makes me sad is not that our nation is hostage of Hezb... It is hostage of mediocrity. See comments of Boullmich and you will undertsand.
I pity the nation....

Default-user-icon me (Guest) 08 February 2013, 23:43

I agree Karim. First we put Nasrallah in prison for 10 years (so they are even). Then they both hand over their criminals (including themselves)... And then we start building a nation....
For some reason i have a feeling that you disagree. Huh?

Thumb mouallek 09 February 2013, 03:45

Dont forget the french proverb: Il vaut mieux avoir un ennemi intelligent qu'un ami idiot. You are not serving your master efficiently.

Thumb Chupachups 09 February 2013, 05:51

Karim unfortunately your research paper won't be read by ur lecturer Michael Aoun

Thumb pierotgourmand 09 February 2013, 11:11

karim el lamba, bas ente chandelle LOL

Thumb habib 10 February 2013, 02:48

Flame karim sar badkon 7ari2

Default-user-icon Tzephir Koshbangia (Guest) 10 February 2013, 12:24

While at it, Dr. Arreet 7akeh also demanded that Hizbullah hand over the suspects in the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, John F. Kennedy and Anwar Sadat because if they don't then this proves that Dr. Arret 7akeh knows who really, really, really killed those mentioned above and all those who shall follow1 wlak min addak ya 7ak...awati moumil?

Thumb whyaskwhy 10 February 2013, 12:57

Amazing how we Lebanese get to each others throats in nano seconds. Ja3ja3 made a request to Hizballah so why fight over it? its not like your arguments and curses are suddenly going to change the minds of either leader??!!!

Allah yustor 3alaina! walla 1000 years!