A man with the initials Kh. B was arrested after sending a voice note via WhatsApp with his intentions to use weapons against the Lebanese Army and Internal Security Forces (ISF), as stated by Lebanese State Security.
Large quantities of military weapons, hunting weapons, ammunition, and communication devices were found upon searching his house in Kaslik, Kessrwan.
Freedom of expression and demonstration is a legal right as per the Lebanese constitution. However, incitement and aggression against the army and security forces are not.
These are crimes under Lebanese law, according to decrees 295, 296, 317, 383, and 386.
Lebanon is still coping with the mass shooting in Baakline that resulted in 10 dead. Many Lebanese people have weapons in their homes, but armed attacks are rare, especially against the security forces.