Bassil says Israel not Hezbollah root cause of border tensions


Free Patriotic Movement leader Jebran Bassil said Thursday that the reason behind the security situation is not the presence of Hezbollah but the presence of Israel.

Bassil had blamed Hezbollah many times for starting clashes with Israel, following its war on Gaza.

"The presence of Israel against the will of the Lebanese and Palestinians in the land where Jesus was born," is the root cause of the problem, Bassil said.

"Hezbollah was formed as a reaction," he added.

Bassil added that the FPM is trying to avert war, but that it will stand with Lebanon and defend it in the event of a war with Israel.

After Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza broke out in October, the Lebanese-Israeli border has witnessed almost daily exchanges of fire between Hezbollah and Israeli troops. Hezbollah says it will only stop fighting when Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip ends.

Hezbollah on Wednesday said none of Israel would be spared in a war, after Israel said it had approved plans for a Lebanon offensive, stoking fears of the Gaza conflict spreading.

Since Oct. 8., more than 400 people have been killed in Lebanon — most of them Hezbollah fighters but also more than 70 civilians and non-combatants. On the Israeli side, at least 15 soldiers and 10 civilians have been killed.

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Thumb gebran_sons 20 June 2024, 14:33

Palestinian-Israeli peace accord was almost signed in 2000 leading to two state solutions until Arafat got cold feet. Since Hizbollah and Hamas rockets were the main reason Netanyahu won close elections for 2 decades. Nassrallah-Netanyahu are 2 sides of the same coin. They depend on each other to stay in power and implement a policy of hate and destruction, preventing 2-state solutions and bringing misery to Palestinians. As to Bassil and Aoun they are the Disposable Useful Idiots that sold Lebanon freedom and independence to the Basij for 30 pieces of silver. Aoun attacking LF pretending to restore sovereignty but spreading the red carpet to Hizb Iranian's militia makes him a war criminal. Bassil is a cheap political prostitute begging for relevance while Hizb has selected a more disposable useful idiot. God save Lebanon from these criminals, and young Shia from indoctrination into culture of death and hate!

Missing michelle 25 June 2024, 01:08

Bassil just published a new book: How to be irrelevant 101