MP Ashraf Rifi visited the house of Hassan Ghosn, a teenager from the Arab clans who was killed in street fighting with Hezbollah.
He was received by a crowd of people, led by a number of Arab tribal sheikhs in Khalde.
Major General Rifi spoke from Ghosn’s house that, according to him, it was a defense of the dignity of the people, of Lebanon, and of all Sunnis in Lebanon.
He added: “A young, unarmed young man was killed in cold blood. His family waited for 11 months, and the other party was arrogant and did not deliver the killer and was known until divine justice was applied outside the framework of the state because the state failed.”
Rifi said that if Hezbollah had one hundred thousand missiles, then there are one million seven hundred thousand young men with their heads up, telling them we will not go toward the Iranian regime in Lebanon.
“Those who caused the crime did not hand over anyone. Our Christian brothers in Ain al-Remmaneh defended themselves and they managed through their capabilities to secure the release of all detainees, whereas we have not been able to do so because we are fragmented,” Rifi added.
“We tell Hezbollah that we will live with it as a Lebanese component, but we will not bow to the Iranian scheme. We call on you to draw lessons from Iraq, where the Arab Shiite Iraqis rejected the Iranian scheme,” Rifi added.
“Shiites are our brothers, but we are against the Iranian scheme that killed all our icons, and I’m speaking from a security background. Together with the martyr Wissam al-Hassan and the martyr Wissam Eid we proved that the killers were a squad from Hezbollah,” the legislator went on to say.
“Lebanon will end the Iranian presence and we will live with our Shiite, Druze, and Christian brothers in harmony, love, and respect,” Rifi concluded.