Syria issues warrant for Lebanese MP Jumblatt

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 22, 2006 23:27

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A Syrian military prosecutor issued an arrest warrant Monday for a prominent Lebanese lawmaker charged with inciting the US to invade Syria, a lawyer said. Syrian authorities referred the warrant to Interpol, requesting that Walid Jumblatt by brought to Syria "by force," attorney Hossam al-Deen Habash told The Associated Press. Habash, who originally pressed the case against Jumblatt, said the warrant was based on summons reported by Lebanese newspapers, which Syria considered as "proof of notifying" Jumblatt. Lebanon's prosecutor general received the court summons for Jumblatt and two other men, but has yet to formally notify them - a process that can take weeks or months. After formal notification, the three have a week to appear before the Syrian court, Habash said. The lawsuit began after Jumblatt gave an interview to The Washington Post in January, in which he responded to a question about what he wanted from the United States by saying: "You came to Iraq in the name of the majority. You can do the same thing in Syria."

Related Content

White Helmets of the Syrian Civil Defense in Kafrowaid, a village near Idlib in Syria
July 23, 2018
Inside Israel's secret and unprecedented rescue of Syria's White Helmets

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN