Future bloc condemns Israeli attack on Qoneitra

JANUARY 20, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Future parliamentary bloc on Tuesday sternly condemned the Israeli attack that targetted Syria’s Qoneitra, considering that Lebanon’s security and safety should be on top of the Lebanese interests.

“We must preserve this security and safety through committing to the policy of self-dissociation from any act that may entail danger on Lebanon,” the bloc said in a statement issued following its weekly meeting.

“But it seems that this maater is still absent from the mind of some Lebanon, whereas Hezbollah is carrying on involvement in the ongoing war in Syria, for regional motives that have no truck with Arab or Palestinian interests,” the bloc’s lawmakers noted.

In another development, the bloc condemned the physical attack staged by Syrian lawyers on their Lebanese colleagues during a meeting for the Arab Lawyers Union in Cairo.

Separately, the bloc maintained that dialogue was still on the go with Hezbollah, in order to mitigate sectarian tension and to work on electing a new president of the republic, “through setting criteria that would pave the way for an agreement over a head state, without delving into names.”