Head of Hizbullah’s parliamentary bloc MP Mohammed Raad warned Tuesday that some consider “the person who cooperated with the Israeli invasion in 1982” to be “the qualified and eligible candidate for the presidential post,” in apparent jab at Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea.
“They want to return us to the Israeli era after we got rid of it. Their arrogance has reached this extent!” Raad added.
“Despite the pride, dignity and superiority over the enemy, some want to return us to the Israeli era, but this time he is using the Arab stance as an excuse,” the lawmaker want on to say, referring to Geagea.
“During the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, this person and his camp were against Arabs and they are the ones who wanted to bring the Israelis so that they rule our country Lebanon, but today they have taken all Arabs to their side and they have become with the Israelis,” Raad charged.
As for the upcoming parliamentary elections, the Hizbullah legislator said the issue is not about seats but rather about the “political” implications of these elections. “Will the elections bring a President who would achieve our national sovereignty or a President who would find it easy to sign agreements with the enemy,” Raad added.