Bassil condemns 'non-Lebanese' rockets fired from Lebanon


Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil has condemned a barrage of rockets fired from Lebanon that triggered Israeli strikes.

"We don't need anyone to use our land to send messages," Bassil said, adding that "we should have learned from our past."

A day after Israeli police on Wednesday stormed the prayer hall of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque -- Islam's third-holiest site -- more than 30 rockets were fired from Lebanese soil into Israel.

The Israeli army said the attack was most likely carried out by the Palestinian armed movement Hamas.

Israel then bombarded the Gaza Strip and southern Lebanon, targeting "terror infrastructures" it said belonged to Hamas.

"We only accept Lebanese weapons on our land, and we want our country to be ours," Bassil said, adding that "the Cairo Agreement is dead and that Fatah Land no longer exists."

"Why should we accept that non-Lebanese fire rockets from our land," he asked.

After Israel's retaliation with airstrikes in Lebanon on Friday, many politicians denounced Hamas.

Samir Geagea, whose Lebanese Forces often battled Palestinian fighters in the civil war, demanded the government ensure peace at the border. He also urged against leaving "strategic decision-making to the Iran-led alliance," a reference to Hezbollah and Hamas.

Comments 2
Missing un520 12 April 2023, 15:44

Lebanon is full of Iranian rockets without you rasing your voice about it.

Missing thecause 12 April 2023, 22:49

Gebran bassil you and your disgusting party days are limited, you have absolutely no allies left what an unhonorable individual. Tfeh!