How Hizbullah Is Dealing with the Coronavirus

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira - After the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, air traffic from Tehran to Beirut continued without letup as Lebanese students and their families fled the universities in Iran, particularly the madrasas of Qom where thousands of Lebanese students learn, and returned to Lebanon without being checked or put in quarantine, thereby spreading the disease from Iran to Lebanon. At the same time that Hizbullah has committed itself to help the Lebanese state deal with the coronavirus, hundreds of Hizbullah fighters are up to their necks in the war in Idlib, Syria, which continues to inflict losses on Hizbullah and to spark outrage among the Shiite community. The writer is a senior research fellow at the Jerusalem Center.

2020-03-31 00:00:00

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