Lebanese Government Asks Palestinians To Help Solve Crisis

28 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Lebanese Government Asks Palestinians To Help Solve Crisis</h1><p>May 28 (LPAC)--The Lebanese Government has asked the Palestinian factions to help broker a "political" solution to the crisis between the army and the Fatah Al Islam terror group currently based in the Nahr Al Bared Palestinian refugee camp.</p><p>"We are waiting for the Palestinians factions to reach a final decision on how to deal with the issue of Fatah al-Islam," Youth and Sports Minister Alhad Fatfat is quoted as saying by the Daily Star of Lebanon.</p><p>The Lebanese Army continues to lay siege to the camp but have not entered it. There is an agreement in 1969 that Lebanese security forces and military would not enter the camps. The fighters of Fatah Al Islam refuse to surrender and have said they would fight any effort by the Lebanese military to enter the camp.</p><p>Meanwhile an Internet video broadcast of a group called "Al Qaeda in Greater Syria" threatened to spill "seas of blood" if the Lebanese army does not call off its campaign against the Fatah al Islam. They particularly threatened that "Christians in Lebanon will suffer, and tourism and trade will suffer." Lumping the Christian leaders together, they threatened "the traitor Jewish agent, Lebanese Forces leader [Samir Geagea] and ... the ally of the disbelievers who is greedy and ambitious to become the king of Lebanon, Michel Aoun." They also attacked Maronite Christian Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir. "If you do not stop firing on our family I warn ... after today not one Christian in Lebanon will be safe...Just as you strike, you will be struck."</p></div></body>