"If the economic situation continues to deteriorate in Lebanon it will inevitably lead to the collapse of institutions, including the military establishment," said Lebanon's Army Chief General Joseph Aoun, according to a Tweet from Lebanon's Army."The army is the only and last institution that is still coherent and guarantees the security and stability in Lebanon and the region," said Aoun, who also said that harm to it will lead to "the spread of chaos."
Arabs riot on Temple Mount, hurl stones at police
Injuries reported as Arab mob clashes with police on Temple Mount following Friday prayers.
Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police on the Temple Mount Friday, nearly a month after a wave of rioting in the capital and across other mixed cities.
Rioters hurled rocks at police following a demonstration on the Temple Mount, which organizers said was held in protest of slogans chanted against Islam’s Prophet Muhammed by some participants at the Flag March in the Old City of Jerusalem earlier this week.
Following the demonstration, which was held at the end of Friday prayers and featured Palestine Liberation Organization flags, a number of demonstrators began hurling stones at Israeli police officers.
Security officers responded by firing rubber bullets at the rioters.
Thus far, three rioters have been injured and evacuated for treatment.