Hashem Safi al-Din, head of the Executive Council of Hezbollah (an Islamist faction resistant to the Israeli hegemony), said that he would not exaggerate if he accused the Lebanese Forces, a pro-West party, of seeking to cause a new civil war in Lebanon.
He commented today, Friday, on the Tayouneh events that erupted on Thursday when snipers targeted peaceful demonstrators in Beirut who gathered in the center of the city.
Safi al-Din added at the funeral ceremony of a number of Hezbollah martyrs today, Friday, that the Lebanese Forces Party was seeking to break out an internal civil war again in Lebanon.
He warned that it seems the Americans urge this party to cause a civil war in the country. Safi al-Din pointed out that the Lebanese Forces Party had been planning a civil war in Lebanon for a long time.
He went on to say that the Lebanese Forces Party wanted to return Lebanon to the ugly civil war as that faction had a shameful history of hideous massacres.
The Lebanese Forces Party meets the Americans’ demand for a handful of money.”
Safi El-Din indicated that yesterday’s events are one of the episodes run by the US Embassy in Lebanon and funded by Arab parties.
The Hezbollah official stressed that they will not be dragged into sectarian strife or civil war, but they cannot let the blood of our martyrs go to waste.
He added that they will remain present to assume responsibilities in order to preserve our country and not be drawn into war and strife, indicating that the international and regional sponsors of these attacks must realize that it will fail to drag the country into war and strife.
Safi al-Din explained that they have a strong force with which we have protected the country and will protect it from temptation, and because we are wise and wise, we know how we will act.
The official stressed that this bloodshed cannot be ignored in any way.
With regard to the demonstrations, Safi El-Din stressed that the protests in which they went out yesterday were peaceful against the politicization and injustice of the judiciary, and this is a natural right, and that among the participants in the demonstration yesterday were lawyers and elite figures to express a right position.