The Lebanese Archbishop Al-Hajj’s Case Is Edging A Solution, Here’s What We know

Ici Beyrouth

The file of Archbishop Mousa Al-Hajj has been placed on the path of solution, with a security-judicial cover.

In this context, the former minister in charge of the case, Naji Al-Bustani, resumed his efforts to lay down a “solution framework.”

In the past two days, he held a series of meetings away from the media, which included a number of political, security, and judicial figures.

Invoking “concerns for civil peace” and “turning the issue into a headline for a sectarian clash” necessitated the submission of what the follow-up circles call “concessions” from all concerned parties.

Accordingly, a series of meetings was held far from the media, during which Al-Bustani “formulated the solution” in cooperation with security references.

It was reported that Al-Bustani met the acting government commissioner to the military court, Judge Fadi Akiki, with a “political blessing” and with the intention of reaching “legal intersections” that would contribute to resolving the file.

Local media had reported that the judiciary took a step backward through what can be called a “framework agreement,” including allowing Archbishop Mousa Al-Hajj to resume his pastoral visits to the occupied territories of Palestine through Naqoura.

But this framework agreement came on the condition that Al-Hajj submits to the inspection mechanism applied by the General Security at the crossing, and pledges not to take money, medicine, or anything else from the occupied Palestinian territories.

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