Bassil suggests new UN resolution to end Israel-Hezbollah conflict


Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil has sent a letter to the ambassadors of the U.N. Security Council member states, the UNIFIL countries, the members of the five-nation group for Lebanon, the Vatican, the EU ambassador, the U.N. special coordinator for Lebanon, Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker PM Najib Mikati and caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib.

“We again call for the instant implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 with all its terms and for acting at all international forums to condemn Israel’s continued violations,” Bassil said in his letter.

“It’s about time Israel was held accountable for its hostile assault on Lebanon before the situation spirals out of control and descends into a criminal war in the vein of that which is being waged by Israel on the Gaza Strip,” he added.

Reiterating his call for dissociating the situation in south Lebanon from the ongoing war in Gaza, Bassil said the international community can deter Israel’s “plots” by issuing “a new U.N. Security Council resolution based on the principles included in Resolution 1701.”

He added: “Our priorities are to respect our constitution and rebuild our national institutions, starting with the election of a president, who is the head of these institutions, in addition to implementing the necessary social and economic reforms.”

Comments 3
Missing phillipo 16 April 2024, 15:11

How about him demanding that Hizballah comply with Resolution 1901 and withraw to north of the Litani River.
How about demanding that LAF and UNIFIL be the only armed forces patrolling the WHOLE border between Lebanon and Israel.

Thumb chrisrushlau 16 April 2024, 18:40

Bassil noted in his memo that "racism is the foundation of the international order, as we with our Christian supremacy clause (Article 24 giving Christians half of parliamentary seats) and Israel with its Jewish supremacy clause ('Israel is a Jewish and democratic state') tell you." Bassil closed his memo with what he called an old Lebanese Christian proverb, "When we want your opinion, we'll beat it out of you."

Missing arturo 16 April 2024, 19:48

This is comical. Lebanon is out of compliance with 1701. Also, it was Lebanon that started the current hostilities by firing rockets into Israel.