BEIRUT — Zgharta MP and presidential candidate Michel Mouawad on Monday proposed forming a parliamentary committee to follow up on the military court ruling made last week which doled out the death sentence, hard labor and prison to a group of individuals. The judgement was criticized as favoring Hezbollah.
In August 2021, violent clashes that included the use of automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades took place for several hours between Hezbollah supporters and members of the Arab tribes of Khaldeh, leaving two people dead.
"We are here to say that we are holding on to justice which can't be divided," Mouawad said During a sit-in organized by tribe members, which was attended by rival MPs of Hezbollah. Mouawad also said that the "duties of the military court should be exclusively for military people and not normal citizens."
Tripoli's MP Ashraf Rifi said "we will not surrender to intimidation and we can't be patient anymore and we, through our islamic-christian unity, are capable of putting a limit to the other project."
"From Khladeh which won its own honor, we say to Hezbollah that you have squares [for protests] and we have squares. You have weapons and our weapon is the Lebanese state."