Patriarch Rai: Hadn’t Hezbollah Been There, ISIL Would Have Reached Jounieh


Well-informed Lebanese source told As-Safir newspaper that eve Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai said before a narrow circle of assistants in the Patriarchal in Bkirki said, “If the Christians in Lebanon were surveyed about the current developments, they would reiterate that had not been Hezbollah, ISIL would have reached Jounieh.”

It is worth noting that Jounieh is a Lebanese Christian town about 16 km (10 mi) north of Beirut.

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