Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Life

Lebanese Druze Fight Hezbollah With Sarcasm

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?”

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.