Western Weapons for Hizbullah

(Israel Hayom) Eyal Zisser - On April 19, a shipment of French weapons arrived in Lebanon, the first part of a $3 billion arms deal Saudi Arabia will be underwriting. The weapons were earmarked for the Lebanese army as part of an effort to bolster Lebanon's military against Hizbullah's attempts to take over Lebanon. But for a number of years, the Lebanese army has been working closely with Hizbullah. So it's only a matter of time before the French weapons find their way into Hizbullah's hands. Given this, it's surprising that there are still those who think that supplying weapons to the Lebanese army is the way to weaken Hizbullah. Prof. Eyal Zisser is former director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University.

2015-04-28 00:00:00

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