Lebanon suffers heavy costs as tens of thousands are evacuated due to war

Hezbollah’s Fighting Spills Over to Lebanon, Economy Suffers in the Process

The escalation against Hezbollah has been concentrated in the border area with Lebanon, while rocket fire from the Gaza Strip has been limited. Despite Tehran’s involvement and a meeting between Hezbollah Secretary General and Iranian Foreign Minister, Nasrallah is aware of the devastation caused by the Second Lebanon War and is careful about public opinion.

Lebanon is currently facing a severe economic crisis, with an annual inflation rate of 192% and constant erosion of the Lebanese pound. The economic situation may contribute to the recruitment of citizens from weaker strata into the ranks of Hezbollah.

The fighting in southern Lebanon at its current intensity is causing serious damage to the already devastated economy in the region, affecting infrastructure, roads, buildings, and agricultural lands. This has led to the evacuation of over 86,000 people from southern Lebanon, impacting the entire economy of Lebanon as it is a focus of agricultural activity.

Hezbollah, a terrorist organization with a jihadist military identity, also presents itself as a defender of Lebanon and a hybrid entity with both social and political organization. Nasrallah is aware of the potential for destruction caused by this war and is cautious in his actions. The economic consequences on both sides give reason for optimism that efforts by mediator Amos Hochstein will lead to calm.

Despite difficult days ahead due to ongoing battles with Hezbollah, this war does not represent total destruction for Lebanon as there is hope that a mediator will be successful in determining land borders between Israel and Lebanon to resolve disputes. The Globes system operates based on ethical standards and automatically filters out any expressions of violence or incitement that will not be published on their website.

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