Hizbullah Retaliates for Quneitra Attack

Qifa Nabki

UNIFIL-11-12This is an open thread for comments, press reactions, and analyses to Hizbullah’s attack on an Israeli convoy in the Shebaa Farms earlier today. I will add relevant clippings and analyses from the comment section throughout the day.

A swift response from Hizbullah to last week’s attack was expected, given that several of their fighters, a commander, and an Iranian general were killed. But many believed that the response would come in the Golan or outside the region altogether (if at all). An in-kind retaliation from within Lebanese/Syrian territory sends the signal that the party is ready for a fight if provoked. But is the rest of Lebanon? The situation in the country is as polarized as it was on the eve of the July War in 2006. If Israel reacts as it did in 2006 (or in Gaza last year), the Lebanese government and army may lose the fragile hold…

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About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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