ISF ends illegal construction around Beirut airport


Future TV quoted an unnamed security source on Monday as saying that illegal construction which was jeopardizing public safety around Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport has been stopped by the Internal Security Forces ( ISF).

The priority is to end violations around the airport, the source said, adding that other violations will be addressed afterwards.

In a related development the residents of Teir Flisa in south Lebanon blocked the road for security forces that were reportedly heading to thwart construction violations.

Commenting on the protests against internal security forces who are trying to implement the demolition order for illegally constructed buildings, Caretaker Interior Minister Ziad Baroud told As Safir newspaper on Saturday that the government is taking responsibility for removing all illegal construction on public property.

Violating public property will result in the demolition of the illegal constructions, he said.

“This is part of a plan that will be carried out by the army and ISF… Knowing that no one declared he is covering up these violations,” Baroud said in reference to Hezbollah and Amal pledges.

Three Lebanese internal security officers were wounded last Friday when protesters young men and women believed to be members of Hezbollah and Amal hurled stones at them during the implementation of the demolition of the illegally built buildings inside the fence of the Beirut International airport .