Pro-Hezbollah Lebanese Minister walks out of Arab Summit over Syrian opposition speech

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ali hassan khalilFinance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil announced on Tuesday that he withdrew from the Arab League meeting during Syrian National Coalition chief Ahmed Jarba’s speech.

“I pulled out from the hall in harmony with my own convictions and allegiances,” Khalil, who is the political adviser of Speaker Nabih Berri, said via Twitter.

Berri, who is the leader of AMAL movement, is a strong ally of Hizbullah that is engaged in battles in the neighboring country Syria in support of President Bashar Assad.

Jarba accused, during his speech at the Arab League, Hizbullah and Assad’s regime forces of desecrating the homes of the residents of the strategic town of Yabrud in the Qalamoun region adjoining the Lebanese border.

“You have all seen the leaked movies, the behavior of the fighters and the sectarian hatred… You have all heard about the sweets distributed in Beirut’s southern suburbs to celebrate the fall of Yabrud and the victims.”

Yabrud’s capture was celebrated in Damascus by hundreds of residents who took to the streets to celebrate. And in Lebanon, Hizbullah supporters fired celebratory gunshots in the air in Beirut and its southern suburbs.

Hizbullah is believed to have played a key role in the town’s capture.

Hizbullah’s involvement in Syria has prompted retaliatory bomb and rocket attacks by extremist groups against areas in Lebanon sympathetic to the movement. The attacks have mostly killed civilians.

The group and Lebanese security forces have said many of the car bombs used in those attacks originated in Yabrud.

Jarba criticized “the yielding of Assad and his ally (Hizbullah Chief Sayyed Hassan) Nasrallah before Israel.”

Naharnet

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9 responses to “Pro-Hezbollah Lebanese Minister walks out of Arab Summit over Syrian opposition speech”

  1. barabie Avatar

    Interesting how yalibnan posts so many articles from the biased and sectarian naharnet. I’m starting to wonder about yalibnan.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      They try to ‘adjust’ from being called the ‘Lebanese Front’ … and then the ‘Zionist Front’ … and then ‘The Palestinian Front’ … and then the ‘Yankee Front’ … and now it’s the ‘Arab Front’ with a bit of Russian thrown in … sure getting ‘tricky’ to run a blog site. :-)))))

      1. barabie Avatar

        I’ve always been curious if yalibnan is ur blog.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Naw … they didn’t like the Scotch being on the desk … no freedom there. 😉

  2. nagy_michael2 Avatar
    nagy_michael2

    oh darling what happened? did the arab league didn’t use the resistance in the opening session? don’t cry khalil what do you care anyway..

  3. barabie Avatar

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Why was this pig even invited in the first place instead of being arrested for crimes against humanity. Him and the rest like him, whether they committed the crime or enabled it or supported it, they are terrorists who should be hung by their non existent balls.

  4. wargame1 Avatar

    Before this intruder walked out the other Arab leaders should have kicked hard in his ass and throw him out of the compound. Next time dont let him in again.

  5. Damn what a loss…. He must of found out that they weren’t being paid to attend the meeting… Oh well, he gets some free time to go tend to his mustache… the chicks dig it…

  6. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
    Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    It’s really childish when they randomly throw Israel into the mix.

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