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The Hybrid War On Lebanon Is All About Weakening Hezbollah

A supporter of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah holds up his picture during a ceremony celebrating the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Lebanon has endured constant attacks and pressure from Israel, America and their allies for decades, sometimes in the form of direct military confrontation and more recently through a hybrid war involving sanctions, propaganda, violent provocations, social media, western NGOs and embassies — all to weaken Hezbollah.

To discuss all of this Rania Khalek is joined by researcher and journalist Julia Kassem, who has a masters degree from the American University of Beirut and is a contributor to the Al Akhbar, a widely circulated Lebanese leftist newspaper.

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