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.
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