Qassem Condoles Mufti Qabbani over Abdul Wahed Murder, Stresses Support for Army

Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem contacted on Tuesday Grand Mufti Mohammed Rashid Qabbani to condole him over the murder of Sheikhs Ahmed Abdul Wahed and Mohammed Merheb.

He stressed the need to “support the army in its mission to protect civil peace and security in Lebanon.”

He also emphasized the need to follow up on the “serious investigation in the case,” hoping that the proper measures will be taken against those involved.

Qassem also relayed Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s condolences to the mufti.

Abdul Wahed and Merheb were killed at an army checkpoint in the northern town of Kweikhat on Sunday, sparking a wave of outrage in the North and various regions in Lebanon.

The anger spiraled into clashes in Beirut Tariq al-Jedideh neighborhood between supporters of the Mustaqbal movement and Arab Movement Party that left two dead.

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