Gemayel Warns Hizbullah of Interfering in Regional, International Affairs

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Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel warned Hizbullah on Monday of the dangerous aspects of its meddling in the local affairs of several countries.

“Hizbullah is (putting the Lebanese state) in confrontation with the international community, the Arab solidarity and all the other forces,” Gemayel said from Bkirki after talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

He pointed out that Hizbullah's acts “don't fall in its best interest.”

Over the weekend, Bahrain accused Hizbullah of interfering in it's local affairs whereby a minister described it as a “terrorist organization.”

Hizbullah has been a strong advocate of the popular protests in Bahrain that began in 2011.

Gemayel noted that the party has given consent to the Baabda declaration, but it failed to abide by it.

The Baabda Declaration, which was agreed on by the March 8 and 14 coalitions during a national dialogue session in July, states on disassociating Lebanon from the international and regional developments and safeguarding it from any negative repercussions.

“Hizbullah's endeavors don't serve the country nor stability,” Gemayel said.

The opposition Syrian National Council said Hizbullah fighters crossed into Homs province of central Syria on Saturday and attacked three Syrian villages in the Qusayr region.

A Hizbullah official said three Lebanese Shiites were killed in clashes in Syria while acting in "self-defense,” without specifying if they were party members.

Earlier this month, Bulgaria also blamed Hizbullah of a deadly attack on Israeli tourists last year.

On the controversial electoral law, the Christian leader expressed regret over the electoral subcommittee's failure to reach consensus over the issue over the weekend.

“The Phalange Party will exert all efforts to reach consensus over the electoral draft-law,” Gemayel added.

He hoped that the polls will be held on time.

The rival members of the electoral subcommittee failed on Saturday to reach common ground over a hybrid electoral law that gathers the winners-take-all system and the proportional representation, prompting Speaker Nabih Berri to call for a session for the joint parliamentary committees.

Comments 11
Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 18 February 2013, 13:39

it is mathematically true=the more hizballah interferes to use the shia diaspora= the more shia non farsi get hurt a cat licking a knife,it dosnt need sheikh amine to capute that.

Thumb pierotgourmand 18 February 2013, 14:45

yalla ba3d endak sami, chou badak tayro!! seddo bi succet Pierotgourmand

Thumb barbar 18 February 2013, 16:10

Spot on. Hezbollah should listen to what he's saying. The Baabda Declaration needs to be followed.

Thumb geha 18 February 2013, 16:17

the actions of hizbushaitan and iran are driving moderate shia into extremism through their actions.
shia in the GCC will suffer more out of this, and Lebanese shia will suffer even more, and they will be radicalized, which is ultimately what hizbushaitan wants.

Default-user-icon soldier in the army of the fakih (Guest) 18 February 2013, 16:35

sorry mr president no can do, orders is orders and what the ayatollah wants the ayatollah gets even if this means sacrificing every lebanese shiite alive (the others as well), he own us body and soul after all.

Missing 18 February 2013, 17:57

Baath is Michel Aflaq. Not Bashar. The Baath was destroyed in Lebanon by assad regime, Iran, amal, and Hizb. The first Baathists to be eliminated by these were the shia baathists. One of the most promising young arab poets (from the south) was killed on his way from beirut airport because of a peom!!!

Missing 18 February 2013, 17:58

His name was Musa Sho'aib! May he rest in peace.

Missing 18 February 2013, 18:04

I met a nephew of musa in ottawa when taking a taxi!

Missing beirutbastard00 18 February 2013, 19:25

I've noticed if u talk about khalijis ur comment gets deleted.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 18 February 2013, 19:29

Lebanon has been fighting other countries' wars since I was born. This is nothing new. We always seem to put ourselves in positions with enormous risks and very little to no reward.

Missing ssnp4ever 19 February 2013, 03:22

Well said josh-bustany .