Berri says Lebanon committed to 1701, decries 'over 30,000' Israeli violations

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Friday marked Lebanon’s Liberation and Resistance Day by calling for “preserving and defending” the country during the current period.

“The entire region, including Lebanon, is witnessing a genocidal war” by Israel, Berri said in a “message to the Lebanese.”

“We renew our commitment and adherence to U.N. resolution 1701 and all its terms and stipulations,” Berri added, noting that Israel has committed “over 30,000 violations” of the aforementioned resolution.

The Speaker added that Lebanon is “keen on its right to defend its land with all the available means in the face of the Israeli hostility,” calling for the liberation of “the remaining occupied territory in the Kfarshouba Hills, the Shebaa Farms, the northern part of the Ghajar village, and the contested border points with occupied Palestine all the way to the B1 point in Ras al-Naqoura.”

“Lebanon is open to positive cooperation with any international effort aimed at reining in Israel’s hostility and its ambitions towards Lebanon and its resources,” Berri went on to say.

The country is “unwilling to give up any of its sovereign rights,” he underlined.

He also vowed that Lebanon “will resist any attempt from any side to impose any form of naturalization, whether for the displaced Syrians or the Palestinian refugees.”

Source: Naharnet

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