A Palestinian teen who tried to stab an Israeli woman in the West Bank was run over and shot to death. Her father, imam of the refugee camp where she grew up, says his daughter was 'responding to the occupation.'04:30 28.11.15 | 0 comments
Israeli commentators' narrative of Hezbollah having its existence empirled, firstly by the Syrian civil war, now by Lebanon unrest, seems to be informed more by wishful thinking than by a cold analysis of the facts. Hezbollah is still main source of political power for the Shia in Lebanon, a country whose political system still privileges Christian voters against all Muslims, and specially the Shias. And it is the Shia, the fastest growing community in Lebanon, who hold the key to Hezbollah's future. Whilst they support it -- and, in considering Lebanon's biases against them, they have to -- Hezbollah will still be there, as the main source for Shia influence and security. Haaretz commentators have already proven ludicrously wrong in their hurried assessment on Assad's downfall (against all odds, he's still holding onto power). Their predictions on Lebanon are equally based more on bias than on fact.