KATAEB PARTY PUSHES STATE TO “PROVE ITS PRESENCE” NATIONWIDE
Kataeb Political Bureau on Tuesday held its weekly meeting, electronically, headed by party leader, Sami Gemayel. After deliberating the latest developments on the local scene, the party issued a statement in which it deemed “the absence of the government” from a major military operation along the Lebanese borders with Palestine on Monday tantamount to “an existential abolition of the state and its institutions.”
The party deplored what it described as a resounding official silence by the Lebanese side, which sufficed with a statement by Hezbollah that a response to the Israeli enemy’s operation was underway, and a threat by the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon that a stronger blow awaited Israel from Lebanon at the hands of Hezbollah —- whilst Israel held
the Lebanese government fully responsible.
The party then demanded of the Lebanese president and government to “prove their presence nationwide”, especially since the awaited response from Lebanese territories was an act of retaliation against an Israeli operation that had targeted Iranian and Hezbollah sites in Syria.
“The Lebanese refuse to keep their country a weak lung; we’ve had enough of witnessing it being used as a mailbox and a guard for the interests of regional powers and agendas,” the statement added.
Kataeb’s Political Bureau then expressed belief that the recurrence of such events has made it imperative for the Lebanese to give serious consideration to proposing neutrality, which has become an urgent need to restore the country’s natural position.
“It is not by mere coincidence that the international community unanimously stresses the need to extend the Lebanese state’s authority across its entire territories to stabilize the situation in line with any attempt to invigorate the economic situation,” the statement added.
On another level, Kataeb party members regretted that Lebanon was slipping back to the novel Coronavirus outbreak, blaming the government for taking the situation for granted too soon instead of staying on alert and equipping hospitals as should be.
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/kataeb-party-pushes-state-to-prove-its-presence-nationwide/Government