Lebanese Army and policemen had deployed in Jbeil over the property dispute between Hezbollah and the Maronite Church in the fall of 2011.(The Daily Star/File)
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Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Claude Karam gave a 24-hour grace period Friday for the demolition of a building being illegally constructed by Hezbollah members in the Jbeil village of Lassa.The Maronite Diocese had filed a complaint Friday after Hezbollah members resumed construction overnight on a controversial plot of land in Lassa that the church says belongs to it, security sources said Friday.The sources told The Daily Star that Hezbollah's local military commander, Yasar Hasan Miqdad, backed by around 50 Hezbollah members dressed in special uniforms, entered the disputed land late Thursday night and restarted work, nearly two years after a court ruling that banned construction.In July 2011, a delegation from the Maronite Patriarchate arrived in Lassa to survey land it said belonged to the church, in line with a judicial order.
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