Gemayel Warns Hizbullah of Interfering in Regional, International Affairsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
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.