Former Hezbollah Secretary-General Wants Hezbollah To Disarm

Middle East Monitor | Reuters

Following the blast that ripped through , Subhi Al-Tufayli, ’s first Secretary-General, made a sermon in which he addressed the explosion of August 4th, and made some very strong statements.

For reference, he was the first leader of the militant group during the very beginning of its establishment. He is known to criticize the current path the group is taking under the leadership of .

So much so that in his sermon, he called out for using weapons that “serve an enemy” and said that he should be held responsible for what happened in .

This is heard loud and clear as a call to disarm the militia, echoing the demands of Lebanese across the country.

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وقفة إحتجاجية لتطبيق القرار 1559 جرت صباح اليوم السبت وقفة إحتجاجية أمام قصر العدل في بيروت قامت بها مجموعات من نشطاء الإنتفاضة تحت شعار " لا لدويلة داخل الدولة ..لا للسلاح غير الشرعي ". وشدد المعتصمون بوقفتهم على الدعوة للمطالبة بتطبيق القرارات الدولية خاصة القرارين 1559 و 1701. وايضاً المطالبة بحصر السلاح بيد الجيش اللبناني فقط ، كما تضمنت الوقفة شعارات وهتافات غير محبذة لسلاح المقاومة . وفي ذات الوقت إعتصمت في الجهة المقابلة مجموعة من النشطاء الذين أكدوا على مطالب الإنتفاضة بمحاسبة المسؤولين عن الفساد لكن أعلنوا وقوفهم الى جانب سلاح المقاومة. وكانت القوى الأمنية من جيش وقوى أمن داخلي قد أقامت منطقة عازلة بين الطرفين منعاً للأحتاكك فيما بينهما، وقد أستمر الإعتصامين بشكل سلمي لمدة ساعة ونصف ليتفرقا بعدها من دون حدوث اية أعمال فوضى أو شغب.. #coronavirus #lebanon🇱🇧 #beirut #sterlization #street #nabilismail #photography #lockdown2020 #covid_19😷 #downtown #lebanes#roadsclosed #nabilismail99 #photography #mosque #خليك_بالبيت ##beirut #lebanon🇱🇧 #protestrage #lebanesearmy #.

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Commenting about President Aoun’s claim that he does not have authority at the Port of , Al-Tufayli asked, “Who has more power than the President?”

He then posed the same question about the Parliament and the Prime Minister.

The answer for all was, according to him, “’s Secretary-General. He is the one responsible. He is the first one who should be persecuted as a Lebanese, and behind him, [’s supreme leader] Khamenei.”

This weapon is no longer the weapon of resistance! It’s no longer resistance after the year 2000. This weapon serves !

– Subhi Al-Tufayli

This is a very strong claim from the man who was part of the militia’s establishment and knows its mission from the start; hence, his pertinent position in pointing out how far it has drifted from its main purpose.

Al-Tufayli exclaims with a mixture of anger and sadness, “This weapon destroyed , , Yemen, and ! This weapon caused the explosion in !”


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