Jarrah holds Syria responsible for any harm to Future Movement members


Future Movement parliamentary bloc MP Jamal al-Jarrah said following his meeting with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea on Monday, that the Syrian regime is responsible for any harm against him or against any other member of the Future Movement.

“A Lebanese party is being accused of inciting Syrian protests to justify Syria’s interferences in Lebanese internal affairs,” he said according to a statement issued by the LF’s press office.

Jarrah also said that he who has weapons is the one who is capable of causing strife.

“The other party is preparing the atmosphere for sedition,” in reference to the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition.


On his part Geagea condemned the recent statements accusing the Future Movement of inciting unrest in Syria.

“If there was any serious file regarding the accusations of MP Jarrah , the Syrian judiciary would have submitted one ,” Geagea said, according to a statement issued by his office.

He said that the judicial procedure to follow up on the case cannot rely on “unidentified people who testified against the Future Movement through the Syrian state owned television.”

“We got used to these scenarios that have been used by the Syrian regime for the past 40 years.” He said

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been facing the biggest challenge to his rule. Popular protests demanding greater freedoms and an end to corruption erupted about a month ago in southern Syria and spread to the capital Damascus and most cities in Syria. Friday witnessed the largest ever protest.

The Syrian regime has been blaming foreigners for the protests and last Wednesday Syrian state television aired “testimonies” of three people saying they had received funds and weapons from al-Jarrah to fuel a wave of protests against the ruling Baath regime.