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The Tangled Web of Conflict in Lebanon: Hezbollah, Iran and the Struggle for Power


Feb 13, 2024
Lebanon Incurs Heavy Costs as Tens of Thousands Evacuated Due to War

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hezbollah is centered on the Lebanese border, unlike the rocket fire coming from Gaza. Hezbollah’s ability to launch volleys of dozens of rockets is not surprising, despite Tehran’s involvement. Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, is aware of the impact of the Second Lebanon War on the memory and consciousness of the Lebanese people.

Lebanon is currently facing a severe economic crisis, with hyperinflation and citizens turning to cryptocurrency due to the constant erosion of the Lebanese pound. The ongoing fighting has worsened this crisis, leading to potential recruitment of citizens from weaker strata into Hezbollah’s ranks.

The destruction in southern Lebanon is causing serious economic damage, affecting an agriculture-focused region and resulting in tens of thousands of people being evacuated. This has had a significant impact on Lebanon’s economy as a whole, as southern Lebanon is a major center for agricultural activity.

Hezbollah, a terrorist organization with state identity, has political influence in the Lebanese government. The conflict with Hezbollah poses a concern for the successful tourism industry in Lebanon, which accounts for about 20% of the country’s GDP.

The potential for devastation in Lebanon amidst ongoing economic chaos raises concerns about whether this conflict will escalate into a full-scale war. However, efforts towards peace are ongoing and may provide additional motivation for both sides to seek calm. If successful ceasefire negotiations can be reached along

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