The Syrian Union in Lebanon (اتحاد الشعب السوري في لبنان) is looking for a peaceable protest on July 18th on the Samir Kassir sq. in Beirut towards the practices of the Lebanese Military & Lebanese authorities in the direction of the Syrian refugees. The organizers are condemning the racist & murderous practices towards Syrian refugees in Arsal following the newest raid on two Syrian refugee camps of Nawar and Qareiah within the city of Arsal.
Lebanese Military supporters clearly weren’t keen on this protest and the households of Lebanese Military martyrs determined to counter-protest on the identical day on the identical place in assist of the Lebanese Military and the Lebanese authorities.
Evidently, there’s nothing fallacious with holding protest and counter-protests nevertheless it’s exhausting to consider that these behind the Syrian Union group wish to protest within the identify of justice and towards racism, given how hateful and racist their Fb posts and feedback are. I do not know who’s behind that group, however they’re solely fueling racism and inspiring Syrian refugees in Lebanon to conflict with Lebanese events, which is a nightmarish state of affairs that we’ve been avoiding for years.
I’m all for a clear investigation to uncover the circumstances that resulted within the demise of 4 Syrian detainees, however this ought to be coordinated by the Lebanese authorities and anxious NGOs and this could not halt the military’s efforts to place an finish to those terrorists teams. Whenever you’re being attacked by suicide bombers inside refugee camps and when there are troopers being held by terrorist factions in Syria, don’t count on military commanders to provide out flowers to terrorists whereas storming the camps or interrogating them. As soon as once more, I’m completely AGAINST torturing any prisoner however beginning an anti-army hateful and racist marketing campaign will solely backfire on its organizers.
All in all, that is the result of years of mismanagement of the Syrian disaster and you need to count on additional political exploitation of this disaster within the coming months earlier than the long-anticipated elections. Personally talking, I can not however assist our military’s effort whereas declaring errors and asking for investigations throughout the norms set by involved NGOs and organizations. In any case, that is our nation that they’re taking care of and the military stays essentially the most reliable and least corrupt establishment in Lebanon.