Gemayel: Hizbullah's Salvation Lies in its Return to Lebanonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel stressed on Sunday that resistance movements in Lebanon have always sought Lebanese interests, “but it is not known what Hizbullah seeks to gain from fighting in Syria,” reported Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5).
He told the radio: “Hizbullah's salvation lies in its return to the Lebanon.”
“The party's involvement in foreign conflicts will make it the first victim of its actions,” he warned.
“All of Lebanon's crises were caused by foreign developments,” he lamented.
Gemayel added however that had it not been for the country's “immunity”, it would not have been able “to remain on its feet.”
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged that members of the party are fighting alongside Syrian regime troops against rebel forces.
He justified the involvement by saying that the fighters are defending holy Shiite sites and combating American, Zionist, and takfiri agendas in Syria.
Hizbullah's fighting has incurred widespread Lebanese and international criticism.