The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has been ongoing for years, with the focus being on the border area with Lebanon rather than the rocket fire from Gaza Strip. While Tehran’s involvement in the organization is not a surprise, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah is well aware of the impact of the Second Lebanon War on the memory and consciousness of the Lebanese people.
Lebanon is currently facing a severe economic crisis, with hyperinflation and citizens turning to cryptocurrency due to the constant erosion of the Lebanese pound. This economic downturn has only worsened due to ongoing fighting, leading to potential recruitment of citizens from weaker strata into Hezbollah’s ranks.
The devastation in southern Lebanon has caused significant economic damage, affecting an agriculture-focused region and leading to evacuations of tens of thousands of people. This has had a ripple effect throughout Lebanon, as southern Lebanon is a major center for agricultural activity and its economy is heavily dependent on it.
Hezbollah, a terrorist organization with political influence in the Lebanese government, has been a concern for successful tourism industry in Lebanon. This industry accounts for about 20% of GDP in this country. The ongoing conflict with Hezbollah poses a threat to this important sector, which could have long-term consequences for Lebanon’s economy.
Despite ongoing conflict between Israel and Hezbollah at border areas with Lebanon, efforts are being made towards reaching a peaceful resolution if ceasefire negotiations are successful. However, there are concerns that if destruction continues amidst continuous economic chaos, it could lead to further instability and potentially even warfare between these two nations.