A photo of the Lassa village in Jbeil. (The Daily Star)
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A Mount Lebanon prosecutor ordered the demolition of a building after members of Hezbollah returned to work on the Jbeil village site in violation of an agreement with the Maronite Church, the latest development in a longstanding dispute.Prosecutor Claude Karam gave a 24-hour grace period Friday for the removal of the unauthorized structure in Lasa, which falls on a plot of land the Maronite Patriarchate claims to own. The sources told The Daily Star that Hezbollah's local military commander, Yasar Hasan Miqdad, backed by around 50 party members dressed in special uniforms, entered the disputed area late Thursday night and began working, nearly two years after a court ruling banned any construction.Friday's developments in Lasa came after relations between the patriarch and Hezbollah have frayed in recent weeks over Rai's last month visit to occupied Jerusalem.
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