Gemayel calls on Syria to prove that Shebaa is Lebanese


Phalange party MP Sami Gemayel on Tuesday called on the Lebanese government to ask Syria to provide official documentation to prove the Lebanese identity of Shebaa Farms.

Gemayel’s remarks came on the occasion of Liberation Day.

“We call on the Lebanese government, which is responsible for the liberation of the land still under Israeli occupation, like Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shouba Hills, to carry out its duty of safeguarding Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Gemayel said in a statement.

For Syria, the Shebaa Farms are Lebanese but the Damascus refuses to provide official documents proving it.

Syria alleges that it possesses documents that prove the Lebanese identity of Shebaa.