Lebanon Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel urged citizens on Tuesday to avoid celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve warning that “the bullets might hit their relatives, friends or innocent passersby.”
He issued the warning during the launching of a security plan for the New Year’s Eve from the Dbaye barracks.
He said that the country is going through “a difficult but not dangerous period.”
“There’s no doubt that we’re going through a difficult period, but it’s not dangerous, and there are indications that dialogue will be held in the new year so that we form a new cabinet and start building the state and its institutions.”
“We wish you a night free of any security incidents and we hope no one will drive while drunk,” he added.
The minister warned that “Anyone who opens celebratory gunfire will be arrested.” .