Excerpts: Deliberate, organized disruption in Lebanon. Jordan's King
Abdullah seeks Palestinian/Israel resolution 29 June 2012
+++SOURCE: Naharneet (Lebanon) 29 June '12: "Hariri: Street Action Not
Conducted by Undiciplined Forces, but Sides Seeking to Undermine the State"
SUBJECT: Deliberate, organized disruption in Lebanon
QUOTE:"Hariri: any action on the ground is aimed at 'undermining the
authority of the state' "
EXCERPTS:Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri slammed on Thursday[28 June] the
latest security instability in Lebanon, most notably the unrest in Beirut,
saying that any action on the ground is aimed at “undermining the authority
of the state.”
He said in a statement: “The street action was not conducted by
undisciplined forces as some sides would lead the people to believe, but
some powers are orchestrating the developments in order to create chaos,
terrorize the people, and undermine the state’s authority.”
“The state must assume its duties and control the security of the whole of
Lebanon and the country’s various vital facilities,” he continued.
“We reject any street action, regardless of its sectarian or political
affiliations,” he added.
“Any action must take place within the authority of the law and within the
Lebanese people’s rights to express themselves through legitimate democratic
action,” explained Hariri.
The state took a step in the right direction by ordering that political
cover be lifted off the sides creating the unrest, stressing that “lifting
security cover and armed protection of the sides blocking the roads is the
real request,” continued the former prime minister.
He slammed the sides “creating chaos and organizing sit-ins in Beirut,
Tripoli, Sidon and other regions.”
“Some sides are providing the security and logistic support for the powers
that are creating chaos. These forces are known to all and this situation
must stop,” he stressed.
“The recent developments in Beirut jeopardize peace and national stability,”
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel on Wednesday[27 June] launched a one-month
security plan aimed at restoring stability in Lebanon.
“We hope that the one-month security plan will be implemented throughout the
year,” he added.. . .
+++SOURCE: Jordan Times 28 June '12:"King discusses ties, region with Hamas
Sub-Title:" Kingdom 'pushing relentlessly' for resolution of Palestinian
SUBJECT: Jordan's King Abdullah seeks Palestinian/Israel resolution
QUOTE: "Hamas: 'Your Majesty, we will be at Jordan's service regarding all
FULL TEXT: AMMAN — Jordan is relentlessly pushing for intensified efforts to
arrive at a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue, which
lies at the core of conflict in the entire region, His Majesty King Abdullah
said on Thursday [28 June].
The King was speaking at a meeting with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mishaal
and an accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, discussions covered the latest regional developments and
other issues of mutual concern, according to a Royal Court statement.
The King reiterated Jordan’s support for the legitimate rights of the
Palestinian people and their quest to establish an independent state on the
1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital based on the two-state
The Monarch also underlined that boosting the unity of the Palestinian
people would contribute positively to the quest for their legitimate rights.
Moreover, the King underscored that Jordan will continue performing its
duties towards the Palestinians to help alleviate their suffering and will
extend all the possible assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and the
For his part, Mishaal highlighted the “deep” relationship between the
Jordanian and the Palestinian peoples, saying in remarks at the meeting:
“Jordan and the King will be always in our hearts and held in the highest
esteem… Your Majesty, we will be at Jordan’s service regarding all issues.”
Mishaal also noted that the meeting with the King came at a “critical time”
and was part of the ongoing consultation and coordination between the two
sides, expressing keenness on improving ties with Jordan in all fields, the
The Hamas chief and the accompanying delegation voiced the Palestinian
peoples’ appreciation for the King’s efforts and his endless support for
Mishaal also underlined that Hamas completely rejects calls to make Jordan
the substitute homeland for the Palestinians who are determined to restore
all their legitimate rights.
Mishaal and the Hamas delegation commended Jordan’s efforts to implement
They also praised the King’s approach to the Arab Spring, which His Majesty
has considered an opportunity to deepen democracy in Jordan and to push
ahead with the reform process.
Also present at the meeting, which continued over a lunch banquet the King
held in honour of Hamas’ politburo chief and the accompanying delegation,
were HRH Prince Ali, Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh, Royal Court Chief Riyad
Abu Karaki and King’s Office Director Emad Fakhoury.
Hamas delegation included Sami Khater, Mohammad Nazzal, Khalil Al Hayyeh,
Maher Obeid, Ibrahim Ghosheh and Mohammad Nasser.
Sue Lerner - Associate, IMRA