Adwan Seeks to Appease Angry Relatives of Arsal Hostagesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Lebanese Forces MP George Adwan visited the families of the so-called Arsal hostages on Monday to persuade them to reopen the roads they are blocking in protest at the continued captivity of their loved ones.
“Road blocking is not the solution,” Adwan said during the meeting with the families of the captive soldiers and policemen at their protest site in Dahr al-Baidar.
The troops and police are being held by jihadists who overran the northeastern border town of Arsal last month. The militants from al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State group executed three of them, raising fears of more killings.
The angry relatives began cutting roads last week to protest the failure of the government to resolve the case.
During his attempt to appease the Dahr al-Baidar protesters, Adwan was interrupted by the families of the hostages, who said the government was not taking any action.
“All politicians are liars,” one of them shouted.
Adwan said the issue of the hostages will be discussed during a parliamentary session on Wednesday.
“We should unite and cut the road to strife to guarantee (the safety of) the nation and the return of our loved ones from captivity,” the MP added.