Widespread public discontent over punishing 2 citizens through “whipping” by “Council of Clans” for “mocking the clans” and turning a blind eye on mocking a person close to Tahrir al-Sham

The “Council of Clans” in areas of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and factions in the Syrian north arrested and tried 2 people, who had criticized the “Arab councils with mockery”, after the spread of a video of the accused persons showing “mockery of Arab tribes and clans” as well as the “Brim” which is their traditional costume and their traditions and hospitality, and the “Syrian Observatory” received a copy of a video showing the trial of 2 people before the Council of Tribes in Idlib, where the Council of Tribes issued a sentence of “whipping 39 times before the judiciary and members of the Tribal Council”, which angered people of the due to this sentencing of vulnerable people, while one of the supporters of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham insulted, cursed, and threatened tribal elders and called them by their names, but none of them dared to try or respond to him.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of October 2019 that the one of the sharia men in Tahrir Al-Sham threatened sheikhs of clans in the countryside of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo, and cursed them and their ancestors, accusing them of espionage for the Turks against Al-Julani, he also cursed their martyrs except the jihadi ones and those of Al-Nusra, and he also cursed the Bedouins (the Arabs of the desert) citing the Ayah in Quran that says “The Arabs of the desert are the worst in Unbelief and hypocrisy”, he denied that those “sheikhs of clans” represent them, claiming that the mujahedin in Maarrat al-Nu’man countryside are the ones who represent them in the south and east and the southern Aleppo, threatening everyone who opposes Tahrir Al-Sham of killing, and in a statement issued by the sheikhs of clans, the Sheikhs said:

“We, the sheikhs and dignitaries of the clans of the following – the province of Hama and its countryside – Idlib and its countryside – Aleppo and its countryside, authorize Sheikh Mahmoud Hussein Al-Murr to be our political, military and relief representative, with his experience and awareness in this field”

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