Hizbullah Is Starting to Suffocate

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - In recent weeks, demonstrations and violent clashes between protesters and security forces have erupted in Beirut and Tripoli in Lebanon. Hundreds of demonstrators were arrested, and the authorities fear this is only the start of a wave of dissent. The Lebanese government, together with Hizbullah, is waging a grim struggle against its critics and adversaries, and is investing considerable efforts to suppress the protest movements. Calls against Iran and Hizbullah have been heard in the demonstrations. Hizbullah cannot shake off responsibility for the struggle against the coronavirus either, as the health minister belongs to the organization. At the same time, international circumstances have created a conjunction of interests between Israel, Russia and the U.S. - all of which want to expel Iran from Syria - and European pressure on Lebanon to remove Hizbullah from the government.

2020-06-26 00:00:00

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