For a Lebanese writer, Hezbollah leader Hassan Narallah being caught in hideout inside a sewer, like Libya’s former strongman Mummar Qaddafi, was apparently shocking to simply imagine let alone see happen in reality.
During the Sunday episode of Al Arabiya’s daily political show “Panorama,” the chairman of the Syrian National Conference for Change, Ammar al-Qurabi, stressed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would eventually be brought to justice “except if he is found in a sewer like Qaddafi.”
This statement provoked Ghassan Jawad, a Lebanese writer and the other guest of the program. Jawad is a staunch pro-Syrian regime writer who also supports Hezbollah and its leader Nasrallah.
Jawad responded to Qurabi by threatening him on air with death.
“And you, who is saying that you will find Sayed Hassan Nasrallah in the sewer; You will find yourself killed over this talk; are you listening?”
The program presenter, Muntaha Alramahy, highlighted the threat by saying, “Dr. Ammar Qurabi, here he is threatening you directly and this threat of course is recorded.”
While she was speaking, Jawad cut her off to yell and repeat his threat. “Yes, the person who talks like this about the master of resistance has not right to.”
His voice dimmed after he said “right to” and it was not possible to know what he continued saying.
Alramahy stepped in again to point out that Qurabi held “the right to take legal action” against Jawad for the death threat.
The program was discussing the possibility of international force deployment in Syria. The Telegraph reported on Sunday that U.N.-Arab peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is drafting a resolution for deploying a strong force of 3,000 international peacekeepers in Syria.
But Brahimi’s spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told Al Arabiya’s New York correspondent Talal Alhaj in an e-mail that the report was “FALASE.”
Fawzi also denied that Brahimi was looking for countries to participate in the reported peace-keeping mission.
“That Brahimi “...has spent recent weeks sounding out which countries would be willing to contribute soldiers.” FALSE,” Fawzi wrote in his e-mail to Al Arabiya correspondent.
“That he “...is thought to be looking at nations that currently contribute to Unifil...” FALSE… He has done none of the above.” Fawzi added.