RESISTANCE STRIKES AL-RAHEB SITE


The Islamic Resistance issued the following statement: “In support of our steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in solidarity with their brave and honorable resistance, and after careful monitoring and tracking of the “Israeli” enemy forces at Al-Raheb site, at 1:10 am on Saturday, June 8, 2024, and as a group of soldiers moved within the site, the Islamic Resistance fighters targeted them with artillery shells.”

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

MIKATI’S OFFICE: THE PRIME MINISTER DID NOT INTERFERE IN THE CONTENT OF AL-HAJJAR’S BOOK, BUT RATHER HIS ROLE WAS LIMITED TO CIRCULATING ITS CONTENT TO DEPARTMENTS AND MINISTRIES


The media office of Prime Minister Najib Mikati issued a statement regarding the statements that followed Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s letter to all ministries and public administrations regarding the necessity of adhering to and adhering to the circular issued by the Acting Top Public Prosecutor Jamal Hajjar.

“The Prime Minister is constitutionally and legally authorized to issue circulars and circulate them to all ministries and departments,” the statement said.

“Under this authority, the Prime Minister received a written message from the Top Public Prosecutor Jamal Hajjar, requesting that the letter issued by him be circulated to the departments and ministries of his department that are not related to judicial references. This is a purely administrative and unequivocal procedure, and therefore the Prime Minister did not interfere at all in any matter related to the content of the book and the decisions taken by the Public Prosecutor, especially with regard to the judicial signals that are circulated by
the State Prosecution of Cassation, and are implemented immediately upon their issuance and notification from the relevant authorities. PM’s role was limited to circulating the contents of the Public Prosecutor’s cassation request in his administrative division, as mentioned,” the statement read.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

AOUN BOUND FOR US TO ENHANCE MILITARY ASSISTANCE


The Lebanese Army announced on the ‘X’ platform that the Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, left Beirut this morning, heading to the United States.

Aoun will hold several meetings to discuss ways to enhance American support for the military establishment in light of the challenges it faces.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

STATE SECURITY GOES DOOR TO DOOR IN ZGHARTA, ENSURING EVICTION OF SYRIANS


Lebanese security forces went door to door on Friday in the northern Lebanese villages of Btourram, in Koura district, and Hasroun, in Zgharta district, to confirm the evacuation of Syrian migrants residing there without documents.

In April, Lebanon’s caretaker Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi called on Lebanon’s eight governorates to ‘enumerate and register’ displaced Syrians as well as halt renting real estate or issuing documents to the unregistered refugees.

According to a security source and residents’ testimonies relayed by our correspondent in the north, security forces passed by the homes and dwellings of Syrian migrants to ensure their eviction was underway, following previous warnings sent to them by the municipality of the village.

Koura MPs Fadi Karam and George Atallah, North Lebanon’s mohafez (governor) Ramzi Nohra among others participated in the patrol.

In Hasroun, State Security issued eviction notices to Syrians residing there without proper documentation. According to our correspondent,
these people will be evicted and their houses will be sealed off with red wax if the deadline for legalizing their stay or leaving the village expires without implementation.

On Thursday, 70 Syrian nationals living in Kousba, Koura district, were expelled from their homes having not complied with an April 17 eviction notice issued by Nohra.

Anti-Syrian sentiment has increased within Lebanon since the murder in early April of Pascal Sleiman, a Lebanese Forces official, for which Syrian suspects were arrested. There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the largest per capita ratio of refugees in any country in the world.

Since April, the Lebanese authorities have launched a series of measures to restrict the presence of Syrians in the country and have advocated for their deportation. In addition to being forcibly evicted from their homes, Syrians in Lebanon are faced with vigilante violence on the streets and the threat of being sent back to Syria, where, as international humanitarian org
anizations warn, people are often detained, kidnapped, or forced into the military.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

GHAZZAWI DISCUSSES REPERCUSSIONS OF THE ATTACK ON US EMBASSY


Mufti of Zahle and the Bekaa, Sheikh Ali Ghazzawi, held a meeting at Dar Al-Fatwa – Bekaa, in the presence of a delegation from the town of Majdal Anjar that included mukhtars, politicians, and figures from the region.

The attendees discussed the repercussions of the attack on the US Embassy in Beirut, and the arrests of many residents, calling on the security apparatuses to ‘expedite investigations to uncover the innocent people, especially since three days have passed since the arrest of more than forty people in this matter.’

Attendees pointed out that “the townspeople were cooperating with the state to the utmost extent, and that accelerating the investigation and releasing the innocents would maintain street control and prevent some enthusiasts from being reckless.”

They also urged media outlets to “exercise caution in publishing news and not to exaggerate matters or give them a bigger picture than they are.”

Finally they stressed that ‘Majdal Anjar is a vibrant national city that is open to coexiste
nce and is subject to official institutions and under the law, and that maintaining the security of embassies in Lebanon is part of preserving our institutions and our relationship with countries.’

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon