Hezbollah MP Ali Meqdad Saturday indirectly criticized Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai’s visit to Israel and his meeting with the Lebanese who fled to the Jewish State in 2000 by saying “we do not want agents among us.”
“There is an issue that really irked me. Some people went to occupied Palestine to convince [Israeli] agents who withdrew with the Israeli enemy in 2000 to come back to Lebanon, and their response was that they have become Israeli citizens now and do not want either the Lebanese or Arab identity,” Meqdad said during a ceremony in Baalbek, east Lebanon.
“The resistance was very careful after liberation and it did not take revenge or hold any of the agents or their families accountable but left things up to the judiciary,” he said.
“We tell those who are preparing a draft law or a proposal to bring back those agents who betrayed the country ... We do not want Israeli agents among us here in Lebanon,” Meqdad said, referring to former members of the South Lebanese Army, a militia that worked with Israel in south Lebanon.
(Source: The Daily Star)
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