Ibrahim: Lebanon No Longer an Arena, Nothing Justifies Harboring Terrorists

General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim stressed Friday that “Lebanon is no longer an arena,” emphasizing that “nothing justifies harboring terrorists and suicide attackers” in the Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps.

“Any security deterioration in any Palestinian camp or Syrian gathering would be an attempt to blow up the country and it shall not pass regardless of the alibis and no matter how great the sacrifices might be,” said Ibrahim at a ceremony that was thrown in his honor by Beiruti families.

“Whoever seeks blood for the sake of political bickering must know that Lebanon is no longer an arena and that it is prohibited to harm Lebanese security,” he added.

“Nothing justifies harboring terrorists and suicide attackers or to remain silent over them. Quite to the contrary, the interest of our Syrian and Palestinian brothers lies in realizing that their security is part of the security of Lebanon and the Lebanese,” Ibrahim went on to say.

The ceremony at Beirut’s Movenpick Hotel was attended by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan, Beirut Governor Ziad Shbib, Beirut Police Commander Brig. Gen. Mohammed al-Ayyoubi and religious, military, political and social figures.