Bassil says Hezbollah, Lebanon won't achieve anything by supporting Gaza


Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil has noted that “it’s not Hezbollah that will decide the end of the war in Lebanon and the south, but rather Israel and Hamas, which are negotiating.”

“Hezbollah considers that it is achieving something by assisting Gaza, but we do not agree to this,” Bassil added, in an interview on RT Arabic.

“Lebanon will not achieve objectives from this war in terms of recovering Lebanese rights. It is rather paying its price every day in destruction and ruin,” Bassil lamented.

He added that a delineation of the land border between Lebanon and Israel would not be an “achievement,” seeing as “it could have been achieved diplomatically without resorting to war.”

Noting that “Israel will be defeated should it launch an attack on Lebanon,” Bassil added that the FPM’s stance “on participation in the liberation of Jerusalem should not bother Hezbollah in particular,” seeing as Lebanon’s “responsibility in liberating Jerusalem was not mentioned in the (2006) memorandum of understanding.”

Comments 4
Missing un520 09 May 2024, 13:42

True that.

Thumb 09 May 2024, 14:31

Bassil's attempt to downplay the ongoing genocide in Gaza and the apartheid in the West Bank is not just misguided; it's reprehensible. To suggest that Hezbollah's assistance to Gaza is inconsequential or that Lebanon's interests are not being served is an insult to the countless lives lost and the suffering endured by innocent Palestinians. Lebanon, and Hezbollah for once are on the right side of History.

Let's call it what it is: genocide. Innocent men, women, and children are being systematically targeted and killed simply for existing in their own land. And apartheid? That's exactly what it is. Palestinians are subjected to discriminatory laws and policies that relegate them to second-class citizens in their own homeland.

Thumb 09 May 2024, 14:33

Everyone here know I’m not a fan of the Iranian party, however, Hezbollah's assistance to Gaza should be applauded, not criticized. In the face of such unspeakable horror, any act of solidarity and support is a beacon of hope. And if Bassil truly cared about Lebanon's interests, he would recognize that standing up against injustice is not just a moral imperative—it's a strategic necessity.

So let's stop playing politics and start standing up for what's right. It's time to raise our voices, to take to the streets, to do whatever it takes to end the genocide in Gaza and the apartheid in the West Bank. Because silence is complicity, and we will not be silent in the face of such egregious crimes against humanity.

Missing cedars 09 May 2024, 17:33

Wake up and smell the coffee..They do not care what you say or do. all they care about is Welayet al faqih in Lebanon.