| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Rahi condemns Israeli violations in Jerusalem, calls on Arab League to stand firm

The Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi expressed “solidarity with the Palestinian people and their righteous cause, in expressing an anguish at the fall of victims, including innocent children, on the Holy Palestinian land.”

Rahi denounced Israel’s ‘violations at Jerusalem and its attacks against the Palestinian people’ as an evasion of international laws and charters and as an ongoing transgression of decisions on international legitimacy that define appropriate framework and permanent peace concepts.

“Based on the fact that the priority is to achieve a fair and integral peace, and not to implement policies which serve international interest in the region to the benefit of its people,” said Rahi, calling on the Arab League for an unequivocal position on what is taking place in Palestine.”

He also urged “the Lebanese to deepen their unity and solidarity to confront the consequences of a deteriorated situation and to preserve Lebanon by following the Arab peace initiative and international rules governing the status quo on Southern borders, distancing it from the consequences of the region’s challenges and transformations.”

  • Lebanese National News Agency