Bernard Levy pays a controversial visit to Libya

Bernard Levy pays a controversial visit to Libya

July 25, 2020 - 21:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

French personality, Bernard Levy, arrived Saturday in Libya on a private jet on an unannounced visit, whose purpose was considered mysterious by many Libyans.

Libya Alahrar TV reported a source close to the Government of National Accord (GNA) as saying that they had no knowledge of the visit of Levy to Libya and said his presence "is totally rejected", adding that the GNA didn't give permission to his plane to land on Libyan soil in Misrata.

The source said the people behind this visit will be held accountable for this issue, which stirred lots of angry reactions from Libyan politicians, GNA officials and ordinary Libyans after news said Levy met with Volcano of Rage Operation commanders and other senior leaders in Misrata.

Levy then went to Al-Khums and later to Tarhouna to document mass graves committed by Haftar's forces and was scheduled to meet Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in Tripoli before departing from Misrata Airport.

While going to Tarhouna, sources said Levy's convoy came under fire by forces loyal to the Joint Force, which said in a brief statement that it would prevent Levy from entering administrative borders of Tarhouna even by force.

In the meantime, Misrata mayor Mustafa Kerwad told Bawabat Al-Wasat that he had no prior knowledge of Levy's visit to the city or who invited him or who put his own name on the list of people to meet with Levy.

The Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri also said, commenting on Levy's visit, that he had been surprised that Levy was allowed to enter Misrata amid France's support for warlord Haftar, saying those behind such a move should be held accountable after thorough investigation.

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