Lebanese journalist Rami Naim attacked by Hezbollah supporters in Beirut

BEIRUT — Lebanese journalist Rami Naim was attacked by Hezbollah supporters in Beirut, highlighting the pro-Iranian group’s repression of those who oppose its policies.

Naim was severely beaten by 20 men who gathered around him, insulted, and threatened him.

The men struck Naim with their pistols before fleeing. Naim was immediately transferred to St. George Hospital in Achrafieh.

The head of the Lebanese Caretaker Government, Najib Mikati, contacted Minister of Justice Henry Khoury, urging the public prosecutor to take the necessary legal measures against the aggressors.

The attack ignited anger and condemnation from many Lebanese figures and politicians, including Dr. Amine Iskandar, President of the Syriac Maronite Union of Tur Levnon.

Naim is known for his criticism and articles opposing the power and weapons of Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as for his opposition to Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.