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Christian residents of Tarshish claim Hezbollah followers threatened them after municipality refused installation of private network. By DPA
A row has erupted in eastern Lebanon between Christians and followers of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement over the installation of a private Hezbollah telecommunication network, Lebanon’s MTV reported Monday.
Christian residents of the village of Tarshish, 57 kilometres east of Beirut and near the Syrian border, said Hezbollah followers threatened them after the municipality stopped the Shiite movement from installing a private telecommunication network in the area.
Tarshish Mayor Gaby Semaan said Hezbollah is threatening “another May 7, 2008” if the Tarshish residents insist on preventing the party from installing its telecommunications network in the area.