BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Christian leaders Thursday condemned the massacres in Gaza and the persecution of Christians in Iraq’s Mosul, with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea calling on Arab states to join forces to end the war on the Palestinian enclave.
“What is happening in Gaza is unacceptable at all levels … it is time that the Arab League convene at the heads of state level and bring together its political and practical capabilities to take steps to stop the war in Gaza,” Geagea said after meeting with a delegation from the World Lebanese Cultural Union.
“I am certain that Arab countries have enough power and political authority to stop the ongoing massacre in the shortest time possible.”
Meanwhile, Michel Aoun, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, slammed what he described as the suspicious silence of the international community over recent events in Gaza and Mosul.
“Damn this era where we are witnessing massacres against children in Gaza and massacres against the elderly in Mosul, amid suspicious silence and under the eyes of the complicit spectators,” Aoun said.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 01, 2014, on page 4.