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Hundreds gathered in the Chouf village of Brih Saturday to solidify the reconciliation between Christians and Druze under the patronage of President Michel Sleiman, in a celebration that also acted as a farewell gathering to the head of state, whose terms expires May 25 .Head of the Progressive Socialist Party MP Walid Jumblatt received officials and was seated next to Sleiman and Rai.Brih was originally inhabited by both Christians and Druze.Rai, Sleiman and Jumblatt also laid the foundation of two churches, to further encourage Christians to return to their original homes.Minister for the Displaced Alice Shabtini last week issued a decision for Druze residents to evacuate homes belonging to the Christians who were forced to leave Brih.Rai addressed Christians in Brih, reminding them of the need to forgive and reconcile.
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