Hezbollah MP Nawaf Musawi quits Lebanon parliament after shooting incident

nawaf mousawiHezbollah MP Nawaf Musawi  resigned from the Lebanese Parliament on Thursday, days after he denied  shooting  his son-in-law at a police station.

According to local media reports Hezbollah asked him to resign

Musawi’s resignation comes months after Hezbollah temporarily suspended his participation in Parliament due to comments he made about President-elect Bachir Gemayel, who was assassinated in 1982.

It also comes days after a leaked police report said a Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah group and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm a police station in  Damour south of Beirut following a family dispute involving a high-speed car chase.

Nawaf Musawi’s daughter and her ex-husband were inside the police station Sunday south of Beirut, following the previous night’s car chase and verbal abuse from the ex-husband, all of which she filmed with her phone.

After Musawi’s group was denied entry to the station, the report said a gunshot was fired, hitting the ex-son-in-law in his wrist. Musawi denied firing.

He explained that his son-in-law attacked his daughter Ghadir and “started cursing her out.”

“No one hit him with a screwdriver and no one opened fire… I came and took my daughter from the area outside the station,” Musawi added.

TV networks meanwhile published a cable sent out by Damour Police Station chief Colonel Joseph Ghannoum.

The cable says Musawi arrived at the station with 20 men carrying visible guns around their waists but were prevented from entering the station.

According to the cable, “an altercation erupted between Musawi’s daughter and her ex husband on the Damour-Sidon international highway over children visitation rights  .”

“They were taken by a patrol to the Damour police station, where Musawi’s daughter sought to file a report against her divorcee,” the cable adds.

“As the investigation got underway, four people arrived at the station and attacked the divorcee of Musawi’s daughter with a screwdriver, injuring him in the leg, which prompted the station’s guards to arrest two of them as two others managed to escape,” the cable says.

“After closing the main door, MP Musawi accompanied by 20 armed men arrived at the station, where they were denied entry by the station’s guards, who tried to calm him down seeing as he was very nervous,” the cable adds.

“As the wounded person was being offered first aid, unknown individuals opened fire from outside the station at the office of the station’s chief, wounding his ex son-in- law in the wrist and causing him severe bleeding, after which Musawi left to an unknown destination,” the leaked cable says.

Many observers criticized Hezbollah for allowing its top officials to bully Lebanese citizens using its  so called ‘resistance arms ‘

  • Arzna

    What a bully !!! He should have been fired from the Parliament after his comment about Gemayel

  • Hind Abyad

    National Geographic was bought by Israeli interests

    “Living Descendants of Biblical Canaanites Identified Via DNA”
    Genome sequenced from 3,700-year-old remains is found in today’s residents of Lebanon.”
    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/canaanite-bible-ancient-dna-lebanon-genetics-archaeology/

    Edited
    “Archaeologist Assaf Yasur-Landau, co-director of the Tel Kabri Archaeological Project
    and author of a forthcoming book on the Canaanites, agrees. “Canaanites
    are still a huge mystery to us, so every study of the
    Canaanites—whether it’s in genetics, culture, economy, religion, or
    politics—is something that will tell us tremendously important facts
    about the makeup of the Biblical world of the first millennium.”

    • Hind Abyad

      Biblical Villains and Pig-Eaters

      “The Philistines are among the most notorious villains of the Hebrew Bible. This “uncircumcised” group controlled the coastal region of modern-day southern Israel andthe Gaza Strip and warred with their Israelite neighbors—even seizing the Ark of the Covenant for a time. Among their ranks were the devious Delilah, who robbed Samson of his strength by cutting his hair, and the giant Goliath, who made King Saul’s troops tremble in their tents until young man named David took him down with a slingshot. (Learn how the tomb of Christ is at risk of catastrophic collapse.)

      In the archaeological record, the Philistines first appear in theearly 12th century B.C. Their arrival is signaled by artifacts that belong to what Stager calls “an extraordinarily different culture” from other local populations at the time. These include pottery with closeparallels to the ancient Greek world, the use of an Aegean—instead of a Semitic—script, and the consumption of pork (as well as the occasional dog). Several passages in the Hebrew Bible describe the interlopers as coming from the “Land of Caphtor,” or modern-day Crete.
      ( https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ee5b7f39cd5198147ed50134ded02afd4ef5ca028cd5cd7c591e394baa66fc1.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/700b10e9621a9a3964e9cc7c1e7a0f0674aaebf5b491cc6b5e817d453e9040e8.png Bible myths in Science)

      “https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/bible-philistine-israelite-israel-ashkelon-discovery-burial-archaeology-sea-peoples/

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  • MaryTPresumptuous

    “Hezbollah Runs Lebanon”. Not my words, but here …

    https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2019/07/22/Washington-should-wake-up-to-the-fact-that-Hezbollah-runs-Lebanon.html

    So all of Hind Abyad’s energy towards Israel is more effective at supporting Hezbollah’s Iranian-backed rule than it is at patriotically backing the 3-way power sharing agreement which is supposed to be making a better Lebanon.