MembersAnalysis: What Really Happened in Beirut?

Read this insider analysis you won’t find anywhere else, including Israel’s involvement.

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: Lebanon
**FILE August 05, 2020** A view of damaged buildings after massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, 05 August 2020. According to Beirut's Governor Marwan Abboud, at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were injured after an explosion, caused by over 2,500 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, devastated the port area on 04 August. Photo by Zaatari Lebanon/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ביירות בירות לבנון פיצוץ Photo: Zaatari Lebanon/Flash90

More than a week after the Israeli military (IDF) increased its presence in the area of the Lebanese and Syrian border the IDF has decided to turn to normal while Major-General Amir Baram the commander of the IDF’s Central Northern Command still thinks an escalation with the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah is still possible.

Baram told a group of foreign ambassadors that “civic considerations – such as tourism, the economic downturn during the coronavirus crisis and the sense of security of the people of the north – have been and will continue to be a significant component” in the decision-making process.

The IDF commander could have added that Hezbollah is too much occupied with containing a huge internal crisis that exacerbated significantly last week after a series of huge explosions destroyed half of Beirut and killed more than 150 Lebanese and foreign citizens.

Hezbollah is completely controlling Lebanon and...

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