Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Berri Calls on Amal Supporters to ‘Remain on Alert’ in Case of War with Israel

Berri Calls on Amal Supporters to ‘Remain on Alert’ in Case of War with Israel

Sunday, 1 September, 2019 - 07:45
Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri. (NNA file photo)

Lebanese Speaker and head of the Amal Movement, Nabih Berri, called Saturday on his party’s supporters to remain on alert against any possible aggression launched by Israel against Lebanon.

“I call on the Amal Movement to maintain a state of alert to show the enemy that every inch of Lebanon is part of the resistance,” he said.

He accused Tel Aviv of seeking to “settle its scores” in the region through Lebanon.

“There is no American war on Iran, and negotiations with Tehran occur through French channels. Hence, Israel was only left with the Lebanese arena to adjust the balance of power, and accordingly breached the rules of engagement in place since August 14, 2006," the speaker added.

Berri was speaking during a ceremony organized by the Amal Movement in the southern city of Nabatiyeh to mark the 41st commemoration of the disappearance of Imam Moussa al-Sadr and his two companions. 

He denounced "the Israeli attack against the Beirut suburb region" while praising the "national unity, which has emerged against this aggression."

A week ago, an Israeli drone crashed and another exploded shortly after, causing damage to Hezbollah’s media offices its stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs.

Berri reiterated that the "army, people and resistance" is a tripartite equation that unites the Lebanese.

He also revealed that "negotiations have been ongoing for five years, in the presence of the United Nations, to demarcate the land and sea borders, but the Israelis continue to evade them.”

Editor Picks