Geagea says Hezbollah not helping Gaza, making things worse

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea slammed again Hezbollah in a televised interview, as he accused the group of worsening the situation instead of helping in reaching a solution to ease the tension in the region.

Since the outbreak of war between Hamas and Israel on October 7, the Lebanese-Israeli border has witnessed a near-daily exchange of fire between Israel's army and Hezbollah. At least 202 people have been killed in south Lebanon, 147 of them belonging to Hezbollah. At least 26 civilians have also been killed, including three journalists and two rescuers in addition to a Lebanese soldier.

"What Hezbollah is doing is not helping but rather delaying reaching a solution," Geagea told MTV on Thursday night, as he accused the group of being "Lebanon's biggest problem."

Geagea urged the government to control the situation is the south, adding that the government, although running in caretaker capacity, is responsible of preventing a war and implementing the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 -- which ended the 2006 conflict and called for all armed personnel to pull back north of the Litani River, except for United Nations peacekeepers and Lebanese state security forces.

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati had said Lebanon was ready to implement international resolutions if Israel also complied and withdrew from disputed territory.

Source: Naharnet

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