The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has been a major concern for both countries. While rocket fire from the Gaza Strip has been a significant threat to Israel, it is the border area with Lebanon that has been the main focus of the conflict. The Shiite terrorist organization’s ability to launch volleys of dozens of rockets is not surprising, despite Tehran’s involvement.
Lebanon is currently facing a severe economic crisis, with hyperinflation and citizens turning to cryptocurrency due to the constant erosion of the Lebanese pound. The ongoing fighting in southern Lebanon worsens this crisis by impacting agriculture-focused regions and leading to the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. This has resulted in significant damage to Lebanon’s economy as a whole, as southern Lebanon is a major center for agricultural activity.
Hezbollah, which has political influence in the Lebanese government, is aware of the impact that conflicts have on the memory and consciousness of the Lebanese people. Nasrallah, its leader, recognizes that continuing to escalate tensions could lead to devastating consequences for both sides. As such, efforts are being made for a peaceful resolution.
The potential destruction of Lebanon amidst ongoing economic chaos is a major concern for all parties involved. However, efforts for a ceasefire may provide motivation for calm and potentially reach a resolution. In any case, it’s clear that this conflict cannot be considered full-scale war at this time as it would have serious economic consequences on both sides.
It should be noted that Hezbollah is not only an armed group but also has state identity in Lebanon which gives them political influence in government affairs.
Overall, it’s crucial for all parties involved to work towards finding a peaceful solution before things escalate further and cause irreparable damage to both nations and their economies.