Former premier Saad Hariri on Friday described the situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border as “very, very dangerous,” after Hizbullah and Israel traded fire across the volatile frontier.
“It represents an unprecedented threat to (U.N. Security Council) Resolution 1701,” Hariri added in a statement.
He warned that “using the South as a platform for regional conflicts, whose results and repercussions are uncalculated, is a step into the unknown that puts entire Lebanon in the crosshairs of the wars of others on its soil.”
“Lebanon is not part of the Iranian-Israeli clash in the Sea of Oman, and the state with its legitimate military and security forces is responsible for protecting citizens and securing the requirements of sovereignty,” Hariri added.
“Ceding the decision of war and peace with the enemy to Katyusha firers represents the epitome of the relinquishment of the state’s role and responsibilities,” the ex-PM went on to say.
“Where is the state regarding all of this and did the Presidency, the Premiership and the Army Command take knowledge of the firing of rockets?” Hariri asked.
He also called for having mercy on “our country and people who are already reeling from the impact of the social and economic collapse.”