Anger in Bab al-Tabbaneh after Italy-bound migrant boat goes missing


A state of anger was on Thursday engulfing the impoverished neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh in Tripoli, after a boat carrying 55 illegal migrants went missing while en route to Italy, al-Jadeed TV reported.

“The residents are urging Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim to intervene to unveil their fate,” al-Jadeed added.

MP Ashraf Rifi meanwhile reiterated his plea to Italian and Maltese authorities to help rescue the migrant boat, warning that there might be a “new tragedy” at sea if they don’t act.