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November 28, 2011

Naharnet- Gemayel Says 'Resistance Approach' Ended, Accuses FPM of Obstruction, November 28, 2011

Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel on Sunday accused the Free Patriotic Movement of obstructing the functioning of state institutions, noting that the opposition March 14 camp was only interested in seeing the U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon being funded by Premier Najib Miqati’s government.
In an interview with Al-Jadeed television, Gemayel warned that “we don’t have time to enter a power impasse because the international community, the (U.N.) Security Council and the (Special) Tribunal (for Lebanon) will not wait for us.”
“I don’t believe that there is a tribunal as upright and credible as the STL, and it is highly unlikely that the court is politicized, as it comprises judges who hail from all the countries and the trials are being held in public,” he added.
Separately, Gemayel also stressed that “the approach of resistance has fallen.”
“The Resistance’s weapons destroyed the country in 2006, so how can we describe that as a victory? We labeled everything that took place before 2000 as an occupation and appreciated Hizbullah’s brave stance, but after that years several U.N. resolutions were issued, such as (Security Council Resolution) 1701, and the resistance became useless and approach of resistance ended.”
“Resistance against whom? The UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon)? We have transited from the approach of resistance to the approach of defense, and the approach of defense should be entrusted to the Lebanese army, not to Hizbullah,” Gemayel added.

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