“Tayouneh” was the most recent..the most prominent movement of “Hezbollah” after the explosion of the port of Beirut

“Tayouneh” was the most recent..the most prominent movement of “Hezbollah” after the explosion of the port of Beirut
“Tayouneh” was the most recent..the most prominent movement of “Hezbollah” after the explosion of the port of Beirut

Beirut / Stephanie Rady / Anatolia

Everyone agrees that the situation in Lebanon after the explosion of the port of Beirut is not the same as before. The issue that preoccupied the whole world is still interacting, and its latest chapter is bloody clashes in Beirut between loyalists to “Hezbollah” and unknown gunmen.

On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion occurred in the port, killing 218 people and wounding about 7,000 others, as well as massive material damage to huge residential and commercial buildings, as a result of storing about 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated since 2014.

Anatolia reviews the most prominent positions and movements of “Hezbollah” since the explosion of the Beirut port, until today.

August 7, 2020: Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah denied any connection to the party with weapons stored in the port, after being accused of this, and called for a fair and transparent investigation into the explosion.

August 18, 2020: The International Tribunal for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri convicted Salim Ayyash (affiliated with Hezbollah) of the assassination, Nasrallah replied that the party is not concerned with the court’s decisions.

September 22, 2020: Injuries were caused in the explosion of a weapons depot belonging to “Hezbollah”, which occurred in one of the buildings of Iqlim al-Tuffah in the south of the country, and the Lebanese army opened an investigation into the incident.

January 3, 2021: A dispute in the southern town of Adloun, between elements affiliated with Hezbollah and elements of the Lebanese Communist Party, after comments and statements offensive to Nasrallah on social media.

February 1, 2021: Hezbollah shoots down an Israeli drone over the town of Blida in the south.

February 4, 2021: The assassination of anti-Hezbollah political activist Luqman Salim, and Nasrallah refuses to accuse his group of the incident.

August 6: Hezbollah fired dozens of rockets from southern Lebanon at Israeli sites, and Israel responded with artillery shelling at sites inside Lebanon.

On the same day: A number of residents of the southern town of Shwaya (a Druze majority) arrested a Hezbollah rocket launcher that was used to strike Israel, and its workers were arrested, before the Lebanese army intervened and ended the problem.

Also on the same day: a number of “Hezbollah” supporters expelled farmers from the Druze community, who were selling fig fruit, from the cities in southern Lebanon, but the incident did not develop and was quickly resolved.

August 7, 2021: Nasrallah begins launching a campaign against Judge Tariq Al-Bitar, the judicial investigator in the Beirut port explosion case, accusing him of being “politicised.”

August 18, 2021: Hassan Nasrallah announced the launch of tankers of Iranian oil derivatives towards Lebanon, and warned Washington and Israel against targeting them by sea, to arrive successively at the Syrian port of Banias, and transferred to Lebanon by land through the illegal crossings.

August 21, 2021: A dispute occurred between the supporters of “Hezbollah” and the Lebanese “Amal Movement” in the town of “Loubya” in southern Lebanon, which led to a death and a number of injuries, against the background of hanging Ashura banners.

September 16, 2021: The first batch of tankers carrying Iranian diesel entered Lebanon, through illegal land entrances, as a step by Hezbollah to alleviate the crisis of losing the material from the market, and it was distributed according to a plan developed by the party (including donations and some in exchange for money).

September 20, 2021: Information spread about a Hezbollah official sending a threatening message to Al-Bitar inside the Beirut Justice Palace, stating that the group would remove him from the investigation. The Public Prosecutor, Judge Ghassan Oweidat, subsequently asked Al-Bitar to prepare a report on what is being circulated regarding this threat.

On October 1, 2021, the party shot down an Israeli “drone” that entered Lebanese airspace, according to photos published by its military media.

October 11, 2021: Nasrallah criticized Judge Tariq Al-Bitar, accusing him of bias and politicizing the file, calling for an “honest and transparent” judge to complete the investigation into the case.

October 13, 2021: The meeting of Najib Mikati’s government was postponed after ministers affiliated with the Amal Movement and Hezbollah refused to attend unless it intervened to dismiss Judge Al-Bitar, and calls emerged on the communication sites for supporters of the two parties to demonstrate against Al-Bitar’s decisions.

October 14, 2021: Unknown persons fired heavily in the Tayouneh area (mixed between Shiites and Christians) at supporters of “Hezbollah” and “Amal” movement (two Shiites), during a demonstration condemning the decisions of Al-Bitar, which turned into armed confrontations between the two parties, which resulted in the killing of 7 people and wounding 32 others.

For nearly two years, Lebanon has been suffering from a severe economic crisis that has caused a deterioration in the value of the local currency against the dollar, and a sharp decrease in foreign currency reserves with the Central Bank.

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