Mustaqbal Blames Surge in Security Incidents on 'Culture of Arms'
The Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday voiced concerns over “the recurrence of security incidents” in the country.
In a statement issued after its weekly meeting, the bloc said it discussed “the surge in security incidents, such as the latest atrocious crime against the peaceful family of Ali al-Hajj Dib in the Ras al-Nabaa area, and other daily incidents involving the use of firearms.”
“The bloc, which condemns and rejects this phenomenon, reiterates its warning against its growth and outbreak, given the fact that it is a dangerous phenomenon spreading rapidly in the Lebanese society,” the bloc said, blaming the surge in violence on “the spread of the culture of arms and gunmen … and the evasion of punishment generated by the ‘party of arms’.”
Mustaqbal highlighted “the recurrence of armed clashes and the use of weapons and force in regions dominated by this party (Hizbullah) more than any other region.”
Addressing the issue of the electricity plan proposed by Energy and Water Minister Jebran Bassil, the bloc said “any project involving the spending, investment and borrowing of such huge amounts of money cannot be approved without clear, universally recognized rules and regulations, as the issue is not personal or political, but rather national, professional, technical and financial par excellence.”
The bloc also condemned “the recurrence of shooting incidents and the violation of Lebanon’s northern and eastern borders by the Syrian security forces,” urging the Lebanese security and military forces to “boost their deployment on the border in order to confront breaches and protect Lebanese citizens.”