Report: Hizbullah, Allies Threaten to Quit Govt. if Bitar Not Recused


Beirut port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar must be replaced or else Hizbullah, the Amal Movement and the Marada Movement will “suspend their participation in the government,” Hizbullah and Amal sources have reportedly warned.

“Judge Bitar was appointed through a decree and he can also be recused through a decree, although the ideal solution is to resolve the matter in the Higher Judicial Council,” the sources told al-Jadeed TV on Wednesday.

The sources also alleged that Bitar is “inclined to accuse Hizbullah of the port bombing crime,” stressing that “the party cannot bear the consequences of a crime that it did not commit.”

Comments 4
Missing rabiosa 13 October 2021, 17:10

Then Quit. No one forced you to join.

Missing arturo 13 October 2021, 18:44

If Hezbollah is to remain in the government they must be allowed to choose who conducts the port blast investigation and have control over what is in the report that is issued. This issue is too important to Hezbollah's reputation for it to ignore.

Missing HellAndWaite 14 October 2021, 04:34

Pain taken sooner is better than pain taken later.

Lebanese are not as silly as were the STL and United Nations in caving to Hezbollah stamping its feet and crying like a schoolgirl

Default-user-icon Libnani (Guest) 14 October 2021, 11:28

Quit guys. People who are following you are illiterates, small minded, uneducated, and breed like rabbits, and are holding this great country hostage, aided by the small guy called Aoun. I am one of those who believes that while Aoun is in office, nothing would really happen to save this country.