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Hizbullah-Aligned Lawmaker: Hizbullah will Hand Over Weapons When Israel Does

A member of the Lebanese parliament aligned with Hizbullah said on Saturday that the terrorist organization “will hand in our weapons to the Lebanese government once the Israeli army hands in theirs.” MP Hussein Musawi of the Loyalty Resistance Bloc was delivering a speech to a rally in the Bekka Valley commemorating the 2006 war between Hizbullah and Israel. The issue of Hizbullah’s vast arsenal and powerful fighting force is a point of contention between the new government, in which 21 of 30 cabinet seats are controlled by Hizbullah, and the opposition parties. In addition to domestic concerns, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 requires that no body other than the government possess weapons – a requirement blatantly flouted by the government-designate.