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Lebanon mufti receives Hezbollah delegation

Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabanni arrives to attend the funeral of Mohammad Shaar at the Kashakhgi Mosque in Beirut, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani received Monday a Hezbollah delegation at Dar al-Fatwa.

The delegation, headed by Sheikh Abd al-Majeed Ammar, said the visit aimed at voicing support with the mufti who was accosted last month while attending the funeral of teenager who died as a result of the bombing in Downtown Beirut that targeted former Minister Mohammad Shatah.

On Dec. 29 Several mourners attending the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammad Shaar furiously objected to Qabbani’s presence at the Khashuqji Mosque in Beirut. Qabbani, who is seen by many supporters of the Future Movement as pro-Hezbollah, was trapped inside the mosque for around two hours.

“The purpose of this visit was to reassure his eminence the mufti [of our support] and to condemn the incident that he was subjected to at the Khashuqji mosque,” Ammar said at a news conference.

“We also conveyed the greetings of Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah,” Ammar said.





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