Gemayel: Hezbollah must yield to the sole authority of the State


MP Nadim Gemayel said in a speech on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the assassination of his father former president Bashir Gemayel: We don’t fear anyone, neither local nor foreign.

He said : Bashir ( Gemayel) established a State even before he assumed power.

He added: We believe that the rights of the Christians cannot be achieved outside the framework of the State and the Christians are the pioneers of the renaissance.

Commenting on the so called resistance he said: “Hezbollah must yield to the sole authority of the State, because it has chosen the State of war while the Lebanese have chosen the State of peace.”

Commenting on the situation in Lebanon he said: The Lebanese entity is facing the test of unity, although the national decision is under foreign influence.

Commenting on relations with Syria he said: Our dispute with Syria is over its never-ending scheme to dominate Lebanon. He added : The realization of Syria’s dominance required the assassination of Bashir Gemayel, Kamal Jumblatt, Rene Mouawad and Rafik Hariri, and we hold it responsible for all these murders.

Commenting on Phalange party relations with the March 14 alliance he said : We have always been with “Lebanon First”, and let no one try to give us lessons in patriotism. Our question to those accusing us: Is defending Iran at Lebanon’s expense an acceptable option?

He concluded : Phalange Party is proud of its heroic history.

During a press conference earlier on Wednesday,Phalange MP Sami Gemayel said “the Lebanese resistance during the civil war … had no choice but to use the devil [Israel] in order to defend itself, [because] it was confronting the Syrian and Palestinian armies.”