According to Marwan Charbel, the new Minister of Interior, the security situation in Lebanon is excellent and the best in the Middle East and that the minor incidents happening are common and there’s no reason for Lebanese not to feel safe. [Source]
Aside from the purely “personal” conflict few weeks back in Antelias that involved C4 explosives and killed two people, here’s a list of what happened this week (Noting that Sunday incidents were not yet reported).
1- A fight erupted in Tyr between Naji Tohme and Hamadeh Al Kott and his brothers and gun shots were heard. Maryam AL Jamal and her mother in law were injured as a result.
2- An old dispute between the Abou Assman and Ghazi families in the Bekaa turned into a gunfight leaving 17 injured. Light machine guns were used.
3- A dispute over a generator in Sad el Bouchrieh led to a gunfight using light machine guns, leaving 7 people injured. 6 people were at least involved in the shooting.
4- In Baalbeck, a family dispute over a piece of land turned into a bloody gunfight, killing 6 members of the same family and injuring two.
5- In the town of Ali Al Nahri, a fight between two brothers led to a gunfight leaving one of the brothers and a citizen passing by injured. A pump-action gun was among the weapons used.
6- In Hermel, a dispute between an army man and three other people led to one person injured.
7- Last but not least, members of the Khanssa family decided to block the main road on Saturday night by lighting up tires because a man accused of shooting one of their family members was not yet arrested.
All in all, 6 disputes involving the use of machine guns and light machine guns, leaving 6 people killed and tens of them injured. I don’t know about you people, but I don’t see how we can call the security situation as being excellent in Lebanon. Seems to me everyone is armed to the teeth and impatient to try out his new weapons.
You can add to the list a fight Happened in Deir el Qamar during a BASKET BALL game where Knives and guns where used, and leaded to 12 Wounded! as mentioned in annahar today on the below link
El 2amen mamsouk men ….
Traitor! Fifth column! :p What you’re saying only serves the interests of Israel!
Samir I’m guessing you’re a fan of V lol
Najib, how did you translate “good” to “excellent”?
Check both links joe.
Joe, that’s not the point.
From the same media source (elnashra) one link says good and the other says excellent, how did you trust that?
You obviously used the minister’s reported adjective to push a point across, shouldn’t you make sure that he actually said that?
^ I mean “lebanonfiles”… don’t you love those news aggregators that sprung up out of nowhere.
regardless , even if he did say it was “good”
This security situations seems very very poor
fadi, relatively speaking our security situation is good when compared to the previous years or the region around us.
the minister did indicate that he was not referring to individual incidents.. I don’t think the guy is spreading disinformation, he just wants to reassure people.
finally, one has to remember that ministers like ziad baroud and marwan charbel are not supermen.. any significant change in security matters go way beyond them.
When people are not held accountable for crimes…
Justice will never prevail…. Those currently in power prove this to be evident.
fadi, I totally agree.. the point is that the minister of interior on its own isn’t really in power.
approx 4 000 000 Lebanese, couple of millions of foreigners, coming from poor conditions, living in a country where almost everyone has an individual weapon, and where buying a gun is relatively easy…
7-10 events aren’t a big number…