Qabalan says tripartite formula sole means to secure national sovereignty

JANUARY 29, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Islamic Shiite Council Deputy Head, Sheikh Abdul Emir Qabalan, asserted on Thursday that the people-army-resistance tripartite formula was a national guarantee to preserve Lebanon’s sovereignty.

In a statement issued today, the Shiite cleric lauded Hezbollah’s military operation against an Israeli convoy in occupied Shebaa farms.

“This is a heroic achievement and a quality operation that has been perpetrated at the hands the resistance against the Israeli occupying Force in Shebaa,” the Shiite cleric said, hailing as well Hezbollah’s high qualifications and readiness responding to Israeli crimes — in reference to Israel’s Quneitra attack on Hezbollah.

“The Resistance’s response [to Quneitra incident] is a national one which relays all the Lebanese people’s reactions against Israel’s flagrant and non-stop violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

On the other hand, Qabalan paid respects to UNIFIL’s Spanish battalion, which lost one soldier “by Israel’s criminal and atrocious shelling.”