Phalange Party: Unacceptable to Stay Silent over Syria Human Rights Abuses
Phalange Party’s political bureau on Monday discussed the “developments in the region, especially in Syria where things have started to take a tragic course that has left scores of people dead.”
“Although the party has pledged itself not to interfere in the affairs of others, that does not mean that it is acceptable to remain silent over the Syrian state’s human rights abuses and unwarranted violence against unarmed civilians,” the politburo said in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.
On a separate note, the conferees extended their greetings to the Lebanese army’s command, officers and soldiers on the occasion of the national Army Day.
The politburo lauded the army’s “sacrifices in defense of Lebanon, especially during this critical period the country is going through.”
It said “the Phalange Party hopes to see the day when the Lebanese army and the legitimate security forces will extend the State’s sole authority over the entire Lebanese territory.”
The political bureau also described the recurrence of the bomb attacks against the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) as “suspicious,” wondering whether the bombings are aimed at driving UNIFIL peacekeepers out of Lebanon and dragging the country into the “unknown.”