The military official in the Benghazi Shura Council, Wisam Ben Hamid, accused the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government of treason, splitting the country and stealing its fortunes, saying it does not aim at bringing the Libyans into concord nor does it aim at prevailing justice and unifying all citizens.
In a recorded statement posted by the media arm of the Shura Council, Al-Saraya Center, on Friday, Ben Hamid called on people, who went on streets and public squares to denounce the French intervention, to continue doing so, praising their brave stance, adding that the French intervention unveils the true intentions of Dignity Operation, which he said “an attempt to bring back the former regime and plunder the people’s fortunes.
“We hail the stance taken by the Libyan religious scholars who rejected the French intervention and we also appreciate the courageous stance of southern and western revolutionaries who backed the scholars up.” He explained, urging the revolutionaries to keep on pressing and to move from words to actions.
Ben Hamid reiterated his call on Cyrenaica residents, whom he called “Sons of Glorious Cyrenaica”, to disown Dignity Operation and foreign intervention, confirming that Benghazi Shura Council will keep on putting the revolution back on the right track and defend Islam.
Last week, many people took to the streets in Tripoli, Misrata, Zawiya and Gharyan to denounce the French intervention, besides, Libya’s Fatwa House and Libya’s Scholars Association denounced as well the intervention after three French soldiers were announced killed in eastern Benghazi.