Beirut – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: More than 3 years after he shot, rejoicing at the success of the Democratic Gathering member, MP Hadi Abul-Hassan, in the parliamentary elections that took place in May 2018, the security forces arrested a Druze sheikh at the Masnaa border point. On his way to Syria, after it was found that there was a search report and an investigation was conducted against him because of his firing from a military weapon. After his arrest, the sheikh, who is from the Hani family, was transferred to the Lebanese Army’s military police at Ablah barracks.
After reaching Al-Khobar, the relatives of the Druze Sheikh, protesters blocked the international road at the Dahr al-Baydar point, the Falougha junction, which caused a suffocating traffic jam due to the citizens heading to the Bekaa Valley on the weekend, and traffic was diverted from Sofar in the direction of Hammana. Protesters wondered how a group of citizens was being pursued, while other citizens were turning a blind eye to carrying their weapons in view of the security forces.
The blocking of the road did not go smoothly for the head of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, who tweeted on his account on Twitter: “At the height of the crisis, the days of demonstrations and protests, the roads of the mountain remained open. What is happening today is a view that contradicts all logic, reason and principles by a group that distorts the image of the people of the mountain.”
On another line, the leaked news that the French embassy informed 22 Lebanese personalities of France’s decision to prevent them from granting entry visas to it caused confusion in the political and social circle to know the identity of these personalities, who are divided between politicians, businessmen, contractors, consultants, senior employees and heads of public institutions, according to what one of the websites reported. Newsletter. However, the advisor to the President of the Republic, Salim Jreissati, whose name was mentioned among the banned personalities, denied the news, and included it “in the category of cheap intrusion with known goals.”
After a number of personalities denied the validity of their travel ban, the news website apologized after it became clear that the news was inaccurate.