Hezbollah maintains that it needs to hold on to its weapons to defend Lebanon from Israel. Never mind that Israel pulled out of Southern Lebanon eight years go.
Now, of course, the Shiite militia is turning its guns against its fellow Lebanese. After heavy fighting earlier this week in Druze-dominated mountain areas outside of Beirut, some locals responded to Hezbollah’s attacks with a bit of sarcasm.
“I guess they got lost on their way to Tel Aviv but we will forgive them,” a local official, Sheikh Abdallah al-Khishn, told Agence France Presse.
“Do you see Jews here?” asked 28-year-old Nivine Naeem, whose home was hit by rocket. “Is Hassan Nasrallah trying to free the Shebaa Farms from here?”
“How can we ever again believe their weapons are meant for our protection?”