| 24 July 2024, Wednesday |

Hezbollah behind the arrest of Archbishop Al-Hajj!

This time, Hezbollah chose to deliver a message to Bkerke in a different way. It was manifested in the arrest of the Archdiocese of Haifa and the Holy Land, and the Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem, the Palestinian Territories and the Hashemite Kingdom, Archbishop Musa Al-Hajj and interrogation upon his arrival at the Naqoura border crossing.

Sources following the case confirm that the bishop felt humiliated as a result of being subjected to a thorough inspection that included all the items he was transporting with him, and his religious status was not taken into account.
The sources indicated that the arrest of Archbishop Al-Hajj was based on a decision by the military investigative judge, Fadi Akiki.
As for the message that the party and those behind it seek to deliver to Bkerke, Abi Najm considered it the most dangerous in terms of method.

The issue of summoning Archbishop Musa al-Hajj was accompanied by a wave of denunciation and objection, as the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, considered that summoning Archbishop al-Hajj to the military court was not based on suspicion, evidence or presumption, but rather a message to Patriarch Rai based on his patriotic positions. Geagea demanded an end to Judge Akiki’s actions and dismissal of the summons.

As for the Progressive Socialist Party, it asked about the criterion on which the judiciary moves.
And how do the investigations stand in a national file, such as the port explosion, while other investigations are moving as soon as a politician or a certain political party requests?

For his part, Deputy Farid Heikal Al-Khazen denounced the arrest of Archbishop Al-Hajj at the Naqoura Crossing and the interrogation of him, during a call with Patriarch Al-Rahi.
Putting himself at the disposal of the shepherd and the Maronite Patriarchate in any position that would be taken regarding this issue.


  • Sawt Beirut International