An image grab from Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai's interview with Sky News Arabia, Friday, March 11, 2017. (The Daily Star/YouTube)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai criticized Hezbollah's intervention in the war raging in neighboring Syria, saying it has "embarrassed" the Lebanese and "divided" the people.Lebanon remains sharply split over the conflict in Syria, which erupted in 2011 .Several local parties have repeatedly called on Hezbollah to surrender its arms to the Lebanese state, which they say are illegitimate.Rai also expressed concern over the ongoing war in Syria, adding that the Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon make up more than half of the population.
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