Speech by Chamber of Deputies Speaker Nabih Birri
during a celebration honoring him in 'Abra on 27 November
Source: excerpted from Radio Lebanon (Beirut)
1705 GMT 27 November 1994. [FBIS]
Israel is creating events in the region so that it
can propose alternatives which are an actual reproduction
of the geography of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
as they were before the June 1967 war. This will eliminate
all possibilities for creating a Palestinian entity
and will then force the Palestinian refugees, wherever
they are, particularly in Lebanon, to be assimilated.
This conspiracy--dear brothers I declare this from
east of Sidon--is now in full swing. Canada is the
country responsible for resettling the Palestinians
and for this conspiracy against the Palestinian and
Lebanese people. I say this from my position of responsibility.
Yes, the Canadian Government is doing its utmost to
resettle the Palestinians in Lebanon at the expense
of Lebanon and Palestine.