Jumblatt: Attack against UNIFIL aimed at creating vacuum in s. Lebanon


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said Thursday that Tuesday’s attack against French UNIFIL troops was suspicious and aimed at creating “vacuum,” in South Lebanon.

“This does not mean UNIFIL will leave completely …but there might be [a chance] someone would subject Lebanon to threats again, and this serves Israel,” he told As-Safir newspaper..

Jumblatt called last week on the former PM Saad Hariri and Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to meet.

“How can I not speak with Hariri with all what he represents when I have and will always call for dialogue, especially between Hariri and Nasrallah?” Jumblatt was quoted by An Nahar as saying

Jumblatt also said that he he will not “give up” and will continue to call for dialogue.