Al-Rahi: It is Unfortunate that Conditions are Ripe for Clashes to Erupt in Tripoli

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi condemned on Sunday the eruption of clashes in the northern city of violence, saying that the latest round of unrest between the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen exposes Lebanon on the security level.

He said during his Sunday sermon: “It is unfortunate that the conditions in Lebanon are ripe for such clashes to happen.”

He also lamented the fighters' resorting to sniper activity, warning that saboteurs who are not affiliated with either of the neighborhoods could be behind such actions.

“The national qualities that make Lebanon and its society unique should be preserved,” demanded al-Rahi.

Tripoli has been rocked with the latest round of clashes between Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

The clashes erupted on Saturday, leaving nine dead and over 40 wounded.

Fighting linked to conflict in Syria frequently erupts between the rival neighborhoods, with residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh supporting Syrian rebels and residents of Jabal Mohsen backing the Syrian regime.

Comments 2
Missing nuetral 01 December 2013, 14:22

What amazes me is that people in Lebanon are always fighting some else war, which even though it harms Lebanon they do not think of their own country and do what will bring harmony and peace to Lebanon.Only Divine intervention can help Lebanon.
What a pity.

Thumb geha 01 December 2013, 17:07

I am sue you mean the true Iranian farsi extremist terrorist militia for sure :)
those you are talking about take their orders from iran and are financed and armed by iran.
iran is the direct supporter of al Qaeda along with the Syrian regime.
so go play in your corner as you are an offense to each and every true Lebanese.