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Hezbollah delegation visits Qabbani to show support

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 supporting the mufti, who was accosted last month while attending the funeral of a teenager who died in a bombing in Downtown Beirut that targeted former Finance 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.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 08, 2014, on page 4.
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