Lebanon

The main theme of the various Nakba Day events was the Palestinian refugees’ return to the 1948 territories and the destruction of the State of Israel.

The main theme of the various Nakba Day events was the Palestinian refugees’ return to the 1948 territories and the destruction of the State of Israel. Clinging to the refugees’ return is central to Hamas’ strategy, backed by Iran and Hezbollah and supported by Palestinians in the territories and abroad.
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The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad, is likely responsible for the terrorist attack on a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

The organization, which began operating in 2009, has an active network in Lebanon which fired rockets on Israel.
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For the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV and the Shi’ite Amal NBN-TV broadcast “The Christ,” an Iranian-produced series rife with an anti-Christian anti-Semitic expressions.

The Lebanese Christians protested the program’s airing and it was taken off the air.
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Iran expressed support of the Lebanese government’s firm stance over the incident between the Lebanese army and the IDF on August 3.

Iran emphasized the role of Hezbollah and Hamas as the “defense lines” of the Islamic revolution, avoiding rhetoric that may encourage Hezbollah to react and lead to escalation.
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The Lebanese army August 3 attack on IDF soldiers located 120 meters inside Israeli territory may have been a local commander’s decision, but was influenced by the army’s belligerent attitude toward Israel.

The Lebanese army August 3 attack on IDF soldiers located 120 meters inside Israeli territory may have been a local commander’s decision, but was influenced by the army’s belligerent attitude toward Israel. Hezbollah did not intervene in the incident but publicly sent Israel a deterrent message coupled with an implied warning.
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Yasser Qashlaq, the Lebanese flotilla organizer, claims the ships will soon set sail for the Gaza Strip.

Syria and Hezbollah are involved. Considering Qashlaq’s anti-Semitic stance and links to terrorism, he apparently wants a violent confrontation (possibly contrary to the wishes of many of the passengers).
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