Geagea slams Hezbollah for never keeping word, govt. for inaction after Hamas statement


Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea rejected Wednesday a Hamas statement that announced the establishment in Lebanon of a division called al-Aqsa Flood Vanguards and called on Palestinian youths to join it.

"This statement is unacceptable and it violates Lebanon's sovereignty," Geagea said.

After Hamas' statement sparked a storm of outrage in Lebanon, the group said it was misinterpreted and that the new division is a popular and not a military organization.

Geagea accused Hezbollah of approving Hamas' move and of never keeping its promises. "It is evident that Hamas is under the command of Hezbollah and it wouldn't carry out any military movements without its knowledge and approval," he said, adding that Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had agreed during the 2006 Lebanese dialogue to disarm Palestinians outside camps and to organize the use of arms inside camps.

Geagea also slammed the government and the caretaker ministers of Defense and Interior for not taking practical measures nor taking a firm position regarding what's happening. "The government is required to put pressure on Hezbollah to stop this farce."

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Missing mcessen1 06 December 2023, 18:45

We have now gone full circle back to 1975.