(December 15, 2019 / JNS) Protesters in northern Lebanon set fire to the offices of two of the country’s major political parties on Sunday, the AP reported.
The attack, which was originally reported by Lebanese state-run media, came hours after Beirut witnessed one of the most violent government crackdowns since the protests in the country began two months ago.
Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons at protesters in the capital overnight Saturday, wounding more than 130 people, according to the Red Cross and the Lebanese Civil Defense, the report said.
Lebanese Interior Minister Raya al-Hassan on Sunday called for an investigation and blamed “infiltrators” for causing the violence.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun is set to name a new prime minister on Monday, after the former prime minister, Saad Hariri, resigned in October.
Support Jewish Journalism
with 2020 Vision
JNS is more than just another news website and syndication service. It is an organization devoted to nonstop reporting, and telling the truth about Israel and Jewish issues unburdened by the biases and institutional blinders that distort so much of what we read, hear and see about these topics elsewhere in the secular and even Jewish press.
At JNS, you get the facts about Israel and Jewish issues without the bias that so often tilts the argument against the Jewish state. JNS articles and columns are republished every week by digital outlets and print newspapers across the globe. But in the age of round-the-clock news coverage, advertising and syndication revenues are not enough to support our continued growth. We need your financial help to keep JNS on target as we continue our fair and accurate reporting.
Please help us take JNS to the next level with a tax-deductible sponsorship, either on a recurring monthly basis. Jewish News Syndicate is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.