Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil rejected Saturday any settlement in Lebanon, stressing the desire for it to be a place for every liberal.

“We want no settlement in Lebanon neither for the Palestinians nor the Syrians, for we want them to return to their homeland, because we wish that Lebanon remains a place for every liberal person seeking freedom,” said Bassil during his patronage of the Christmas Village inauguration in the town of Mieh Mieh in Sidon today.

“We and the Palestinians have paid the price of the international legitimacy’s disregard for human rights, allowing the replacement of one people with another amidst the international community’s silence,” Bassil added.

He deemed that this silence has permitted Israel and the United States, and all the silent participants and spectators, to stand idle as human rights are suppressed and people’s lawful entitlements are abandoned.

“So when we express the pain of Jerusalem there is solidarity with our brethren people and with a national cause and an identity to which we belong…and there is solidarity with ourselves as well,” Bassil underscored.

Source: National News Agency

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Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil rejected Saturday any settlement in Lebanon, stressing the desire for it to be a place for every liberal. 'We want no settlement in Lebanon neither for the Palestinians nor the Syrians, for we want them to return to their homeland, because we wish that...