Lebanese condemn Israeli agression against protesters

Lebanese President Suleiman condemned the “criminal Israeli practices against peaceful civilians in South Lebanon, Golan and Palestine,” calling on the international community and the UNIFIL force to take the appropriate measures.

The Future Movement which is header by caretaker PM Saad Hariri also condemned “the Israeli aggression against the peaceful demonstration in South Lebanon,” describing it as “a violation of the Lebanese sovereignty and a direct attack against it” and noting that “the region and its peoples will not enjoy tranquility unless Israel becomes convinced of the need to have just peace.”

Meanwhile The Popular Nasserite Organization announced that two of its members were wounded in the Israeli attack on protesters in Maroun al-Ras, identifying them as Rami Qaddoura and Mohammed al-Muzayyen.

The National News Agency identified five of the protesters that were killed in the Maroun al-Ras clashes as: Imad Abu Shaqra, Mohammed Abu Shalha, Mohammed Samir Saleh, Saleh Abu Rashid and Mohammed Samir al-Fandi.

Hezbollah also condemned the violence and said: “The international community must shoulder its responsibilities regarding the heinous, bloody crimes committed today by the (Israeli) occupation forces against the Palestinian people.”

UNIFIL commander General Alberto Asarta on Sunday issued a statement calling on the relevant parties to exercise restraint following the violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border near the village of Maroun al-Ras.

At least 10 pro Palestinian protestors were reportedly killed amid rallies taking place in Maroun al-Ras village to commemorate the Palestinian nakba day.

May 15 marks the “Nakba Day.” Nakba, meaning catastrophe in Arabic, and marks the period when more than 700,000 Arabs were displaced from their homes during the fighting following the creation of Israel in 1948.

Several million Palestinians who are living in refugee camps in various countries have urged the United Nations for the right to return, a demand Israel refuses to accept.

  • maggie_wahib

    why don’t Lebanon condemns the Syrian regime BRUTALITY AGAINST The SYRIAN PEOPLE and peace Protesters..
    Why don’t Lebanese watch this video and tell me if these people who are dying are anti-syrian or armed thugs..

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/BlogDetails.aspx?TID=1474&FID=6

    • Leborigine

      ……………………because our government and politicians are all corrupt and love bending over for the syrian regime!
      They should all be hanged by their testicles in downtown Beirut for treason!

  • maggie_wahib

    why don’t Lebanon condemns the Syrian regime BRUTALITY AGAINST The SYRIAN PEOPLE and peace Protesters..
    Why don’t Lebanese watch this video and tell me if these people who are dying are anti-syrian or armed thugs..

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/BlogDetails.aspx?TID=1474&FID=6

  • josephphdman

    that part of the world is too small to absorb millions of people the country is too small,
    those people are second generations, since 1948 they do,nt even recognize aything there, 
    the un should build them a state some where in the area the un buys the land from egypt or saudi arabia where they have millions of square miles
    all what they need is a fraction 500 or less square mile land they can name it the state of palestine palestine and give it to the palestinian people as there own state .
    the un pay for the land and the construction by money donated from countrie world wide and t think that will solve the problem
    what make people happy is when they live together with there families
    as long the palestinian could live witht there families and own this new state  . it does,nt matter where the land is they will be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • josephphdman

    that part of the world is too small to absorb millions of people the country is too small,
    those people are second generations, since 1948 they do,nt even recognize aything there, 
    the un should build them a state some where in the area the un buys the land from egypt or saudi arabia where they have millions of square miles
    all what they need is a fraction 500 or less square mile land they can name it the state of palestine palestine and give it to the palestinian people as there own state .
    the un pay for the land and the construction by money donated from countrie world wide and t think that will solve the problem
    what make people happy is when they live together with there families
    as long the palestinian could live witht there families and own this new state  . it does,nt matter where the land is they will be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    that part of the world is too small to absorb millios of people the coutry is too smal
    those people are second generations since 1948 they do,nt even recognize aything there 
    the un should build them a state some where in the area the un buys the land from egypt or saudi arabia where they have millions of square miles
    all what they need is a fraction 5000 square mile land they can callit palestine and give it to the palestinian people as there own state
    the un pay for the land and the construction by money donated from countrie world wide and t think that will solve the problem
    what make people happy is when they live together with there families
    as long the palestinian could live with here families and own this new state  . it does,nt matter where the land is they will be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FadiAbboud

     Why doesn’t the Lebanese President condemn the attacks against civilians in Syria? civilians in Syria?

  • Anonymous

     Why doesn’t the Lebanese President condemn the attacks against civilians in Syria? civilians in Syria?

  • Anonymous

    ……………………because our government and politicians are all corrupt and love bending over for the syrian regime!
    They should all be hanged by their testicles in downtown Beirut for treason!