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Mar 22, 2023
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Former Lebanese MP Dr. Mustapha Allouch: There Should Be No Armed Factions in Lebanon Besides the Lebanese Army; Hizbullah’s Actions Constitute Terrorism

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Source: OTV (Lebanon)

Former Lebanese MP Dr. Mustapha Allouch said in a March 22, 2023 interview on OTV (Lebanon) that Hizbullah’s actions are terrorism and that no organization other than the Lebanese Army should be allowed to have weapons in Lebanon. Allouch also said that he supports the Arab Peace Initiative.

Interviewer: "What is your advice to Hizbullah today?"

Dr. Mustapha Allouch: "That it disappears.


"Hizbullah's actions in Lebanon and abroad are 100% terrorism, but this is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about their political ideology.


"First of all, I do not want there to be any armed faction in Lebanon that is not [subject] to the Lebanese state. Regardless of whether the state is weak or not, nobody should have weapons except for the Lebanese army and security forces.


"I support the Arab Peace Initiative, which is based on international legitimacy, the rights of the Palestinians, and all of those things. But does it not entail recognition of the existence of Israel? When you want to reach a settlement... Why is it called a 'settlement?'"

Interviewer: "Would you make compromises over the rights of the Palestinians?"

Dr. Mustapha Allouch: "If the Palestinians accept this, are we supposed to say: 'No, we do not agree?' The Palestinians signed the Oslo Accords. Did I sign the Oslo Accords, or was it Yasser Arafat, the historic leader of the Palestinian revolution?"

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