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Lebanese resident's plea to Nasrallah infuriates Saudi prince

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah [Pottemagerens-Hus/Facebook]
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, 26 May 2017 [Pottemagerens-Hus/Facebook]

Video footage of a young Lebanese man, based in Saudi Arabia, seeking help from Hezbollah's Secretary-General, Hassan Nasrallah after being fired from his job, provoked the anger of a Saudi prince as well as Saudi Tweeter users.

Several social media users circulated a video clip of a Lebanese man talking about being fired from his job in Saudi Arabia because of his nationality while pleading Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah for help.

The Lebanese man indicated that he worked for a contracting company in Saudi Arabia for eight years and was expelled along with other 40 Lebanese and Syrian employees who were also prevented from entering state institutions because of their nationalities.

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The former employee recorded a letter to Nasrallah from Riyadh King Khalid International Airport, explaining the reasons for his dismissal from work, and details of the incident, according to his account of the story. At the end of the video, he confirmed that the affair would not break his spirit nor will it make him change his position from Hezbollah.

The video sparked a significant controversy on Twitter, as Saudis launched the Hashtag "Lebanese man offends the Crown Prince".

Prince Abdulrahman bin Musa'id responded to the video on his official Twitter saying "I am glad that you have been fired, and I will be happier to expel more of the followers of the ill-reputed Nasrallah in the future."

In the Kingdom, a large number of Saudis has reacted to the Hashtag, "Lebanese man offends the Crown Prince", and attacked the former employee who posted the video. Thus, several of them called for the expulsion of all foreign workers who behave in such a way.

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