(AP) — BEIRUT — A powerful Iran-backed Iraqi militia commander has visited the Lebanon-Israel border expressing support for the Lebanese and Palestinians against the Jewish state.
Qais al-Khazali (pictured) of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or League of the Righteous, a group that staged major attacks against US troops before their withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, appeared in military uniform in a video while touring the border with Israel along with members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.
The visit was blasted by Prime Minister Saad Hariri who said in a statement that it was a violation of Lebanese law, adding that it happened six days ago. Hariri ordered that al-Khazaali be banned from entering Lebanon again.
The video was aired by Asaib Ahl al-Haq al-Ahd TV station Thursday night.