Lebanon’s Speaker Calls for Formation of National Front to Oppose ‘Israeli Aggression’
Lebanon’s Speaker Nabih Berri called Sunday for the creation of a national front to face any “Israeli aggression on Lebanon and Syria.”
“I call on all national and Islamic forces that are still convinced that Israel represents a threat to Lebanon to form a national front,” he said, cited by the Daily Star newspaper.
“We should work together to confront Israel aggressions against Lebanon and Syria or Syrian troops in Lebanon, and to complete the liberation of our land in the Shabaa Farms and Kfar Shuba hills,” Berri said in a ceremony in Tyre where a statue of the late Syrian President Hafez Assad was unveiled.
“We should also work together to establish a modern state where all people are equal before the law, a modern state free of sectarianism, sensitivities and favoritism,” Berri said.
The speaker said that Lebanon’s strength was a strength for Syria and vice versa, adding that the national front should support Syria to liberate the Golan Heights, the paper quoted him as saying.
Israel has repeatedly threatened to strike Syrian possessions in Lebanon for its support to the Lebanese Hizbollah movement – Albawaba.cp,