An important update emerged Saturday in the case of the 11
Lebanese pilgrims abducted in Syria, as Al Jazeera TV broadcasted a video in which the abductees reassured their families that they were
all safe and sound.
The abductees said that they were the guests of the Syrian
rebels, stressing that they were not under any kind of pressure.
The abductees condemned the Houla massacre, voicing their
support for the Syrian people.
Following the video, the” Syrian rebels gathering”
issued a second statement stipulating
that the Lebanese abductees will be handed over through a civil state after
appearing before the new democratic parliament. However, the gathering added
that given the current circumstances, they are ready to negotiate to hand the
abductees over to Syria’s neighboring countries “without any exception”.
The gathering denied statements made public by
spokespersons on behalf of the Syrian rebels, stressing that it has nothing to
do with them except for the statement number one that requested an apology from
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.