Bassil warns that Israel is trying to 'drag Lebanon into war'
Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Tuesday warned that Israel appears to be trying to “drag Lebanon into war,” shortly after Israeli airstrikes killed a number of Lebanese journalists and civilians.
“The shelling of a church, the house of a Lebanese MP and unarmed civilians and the direct targeting and killing of journalists are war crimes,” Bassil said in a post on the X social platform, formerly Twitter.
“What else could Israel further commit to drag Lebanon into war? It is good that awareness and keenness are present and combined with bravery, martyrdom and resistance,” Bassil added, in an apparent reference to Hezbollah.
“I salute the souls of all the martyrs, the last of whom were the martyrs of media,” Bassil went on to say.