LF Bloc Demands Govt. Uncover Fate of Lebanese Missing in Syria
The Lebanese Forces parliamentary bloc urged the government on Monday to take a firm stand against Syria’s repeated violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty in the North and Bekaa.
It said in a statement: “The government should also uncover the fate of Lebanese who recently went missing in Syria, as well as the fate of Lebanese prisoners in Syrian jails.”
The bloc made its statement after holding a meeting headed by LF chief Samir Geagea.
Two Lebanese and Syrian have been missing for a week after they traveled to Syria to visit relatives.
Unconfirmed reports said that the three individuals have been killed.
The LF bloc also praised the Syrian National Council’s open letter to the Lebanese people, saying that it meets Lebanese aspirations that had not been met since their country’s independence.
The Syrian National Council had proposed, among other issues, that agreements between Lebanon and Syria be revised.
Addressing Culture Minister Gaby Layyoun’s refusal to mention the 2005 Cedar Revolution in official school history books, the Lebanese Forces said: “This goes against the will of the majority of the Lebanese people.”
Layyoun had stated on Sunday: “I don’t recognize the Cedar Revolution and it should not be mentioned in history books because it was backed by foreign powers, specifically the United States.”