NNA – Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros Rahi expressed “agony over the fall of victims, including innocent children, on the holy Palestinian land,” underlining “solidarity with the Palestinian people and their righteous cause.”
Rahi denounced “Israel’s violations in Jerusalem and its attacks on the Palestinian people,” deeming those aggressions an evasion of international charters and laws, and a persistent transgression of international legitimacy decisions that define the correct frameworks and concepts for permanent peace.
Rahi called on the Arab League to declare a firm stance on what is happening [in Palestine], (…) “on the basis that the priority is to achieve a just and comprehensive peace, and not to implement political plans that serve international interests in the region at the expense of the interests of its people.”
He also urged “the Lebanese to deepen their unity and solidarity to face the repercussions of a worsening situation, and to preserve Lebanon and distance it from the implications of the region’s challenges and transformations by adhering to the Arab peace initiative and the international rules governing the status quo on the southern borders.”
Source: National News Agency-Lebanon