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“If Hezbollah thinks that it is victimized and targeted, it should face the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) and not the Lebanese government and its institutions”, March 14 alliance member Elias al-Zoghbi said on Tuesday according to the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

Tension escalated in Lebanon after reports said that the STL will soon issue its indictment into the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Last July, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the tribunal is “an Israeli project” that will indict Hezbollah members. Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind Hariri’s assassination but refused to provide the evidence to STL. Some March 8 coalition politicians have been calling for the abolition of the tribunal, while Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun and former head of General Security Jamil as-Sayyed publicly attacked the government.

Hezbollah should consider forming a commandos force to surround the STL’s headquarters in The Hague instead of threatening to overthrow the government, Zoghbi added.

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