Lebanese Forces bloc MP Antoine Zahra told the Voice of Lebanon (VOL) on Thursday that all Lebanese regions must be arms an militia free, and not just Beirut.
“It’s time for the Lebanese state to take quick measures to announce Beirut a weapons and militia free city,” the March general-secretariat said in a statement following its weekly meeting.
All the comments comes after clashes broke out in the Beirut neighborhood of Bourj Abi Haidar on Tuesday between supporters of the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects—also known as Al-Ahbash—and Hezbollah, leading to the death of three people, including Hezbollah official Mohammad Fawwaz.
“The [clear and visible] presence of Hezbollah’s armed members proves that there is a party capable of [taking it to the streets], while [its] arms should be put under state control,” Zahra said.
He also said that “no one knows whether or not the arms used in the Bourj Abi Haidar clashes were confiscated.”
During an Iftar last night MP Saad Hariri, stressed that the widespread of weapons in every street and neighborhood is not acceptable anymore.”