But that strength could be short-lived. The reason: renewed tension with Israel. The southern Lebanese border has long been precarious territory. But Hezbollah fighters and officials say they have recently shifted troops to the area from Syria, out of concern that their enemy is preparing for a new conflict there. And several times in the past few months, the United States struck Hezbollah targets in Syria, prompting Hassan Nasrallah, the group’s leader, to warn of retaliatory strikes if America continues to infringe upon the territory it holds in the country.
He predicts the war will begin before the summer is over. If he’s right, fighters such as Rabieh—the one in Syria—could be headed to a new front. “Any violation in Lebanon or Syria by the Israelis,” Rabieh says, “we will be there.”Sponsored Ads
It looks like there is competition to see who can start the next war. The one below is with Hamas.
‘The Next War’: Who’s behind the escalation in Gaza?
Now, however, the siege is being manipulated by several parties, including the Palestinian leadership itself.
Recent media reports have pointed out that the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority has deliberately been blocking ill Gazans from receiving proper medical care in the West Bank and Jordan.
But this is nothing new. Accusations that Fatah-dominated PA has been twisting the Israeli knife so as to dislodge its Hamas foes from the Gaza leadership are as old as the siege itself.