Lebanon: People of the South Rule Out New War with Israel
[AAWSAT] In his latest speech, Hezbollah leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
said that in the next war with Israel, the people will "see a live broadcast of the destruction of Israeli brigades."
Hezbollah has grown "500 times stronger" since the 2006 war with Israel, Nasrallah said in a televised speech as the movement marked the anniversary of what it called its military "victory" in Bint Jbeil in southern Leb near the Israeli border.
But in cities and towns bordering Israel, residents ruled out another war with the country.
Hussein Qataya, a Hezbollah rival who has announced his candidacy for by-elections in Tyre district, told Asharq al-Awsat that the party’s "popularity has been dwindling."
He said that Nasrallah has only resorted to the war rhetoric to hit on the people’s nerves ahead of the elections.
Hussein Ezzedine, another southerner, said that the people of south Leb will not allow Hezbollah to fire missiles by using civilians as human shields to prevent a scenario similar to the 2006 war when Israel carried out
s on civilian infrastructure and displaced thousands.
As for a woman, who only wanted to be identified by her first name as Faten, she ruled out war.
"The party has the capabilities to confront Israel, but ... it will not do so because it knows that the people of the south are already economically dead," said the woman, who hails from the city of Tyre.
A man called Youssef, the owner of a restaurant, said he would return to La Belle France if there was another war with Israel.
"We have already been burdened by an economic war," he told Asharq al-Awsat.
Posted by: Fred 2019-08-24