The American Lebanese Policy Institute Political Action Committee (ALPI PAC) expresses profound condolences to the family, political associates, the Lebanese, and the American Lebanese communities following the tragic kidnapping and murder of Pascal Sleiman.

This reprehensible act highlights the ongoing threat posed by illegal armed groups, militias, and extremist factions, including Hezbollah, operating within Lebanon.

The persistence of these militias inflicts immense suffering upon innocent civilians, exacerbating instability within Lebanon.

ALPI-PAC underscores the urgent need for the international community to confront and mitigate the destabilizing influence of these groups, which jeopardize Lebanon’s peace, security, and stability.

Additionally, ALPI-PAC emphasizes the importance of facilitating the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, aiming to alleviate tensions and thwart attempts by malign actors to exploit Lebanon’s stability further.

In extending heartfelt condolences to Pascal Sleiman’s loved ones and all those affected by this tragedy, ALPI-PAC reaffirms its unwavering support for the Lebanese and American Lebanese communities.

We remain dedicated to advocating for their interests on the global stage. ALPI-PAC urges the international community, including the U.S. Department of State and the administration, to take decisive action against the militias operating within Lebanese territory and beyond.

These groups not only endanger Lebanese and American Lebanese citizens but also threaten international security, as evidenced by recent illegal crossings of the U.S. border.

Moreover, ALPI-PAC calls on international bodies to safeguard opposition figures and activists who bravely defend Lebanon’s sovereignty and freedom.

Protecting these individuals is crucial for upholding Lebanon’s democratic values and securing its future. Finally, ALPI-PAC implores the Lebanese Army to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into Pascal Sleiman’s abduction and murder.

Justice must prevail impartially and without external influence to preserve the integrity of Lebanon’s esteemed institutions on the international stage.

ALPI-PAC remains steadfast in its commitment to advocating for a secure and prosperous Lebanon, free from the scourge of extremism and external interference.