Hanna Saleh

Can Resolution 1701 Be Revived and Implemented?

Because nothing is more important than warding off the imminent threat to Lebanon, preventing its annihilation, and protecting the lives of its people, UN Resolution 1701, which created a bulwark protecting the country after the 2006 war, has been rediscovered. Is it still a lifeline that can save…

A Reading Of Iran’s Retaliation

It was an extremely brief but very loud battle. It took Iran two weeks to retaliate against Israel, and Iran achieved nothing. Not a single roof fell, and the Israelis did not suffer a single casualty. A lot of suspense was generated in the build-up to the attack. Israel's targeting of the Iranian…

Popular Accountability Is the Alternative to this Tragic Reality!

Halfway through the sixth month of Hezbollah’s “distraction” war in support of Gaza, the time has come to unpack the push to embroil Lebanon in a destructive war. We have a right to raise questions about the death and destruction in the South and across the country, as well as the disregard of the…

Assassinating The ‘Independence Uprising’ Paved The Way For Hezbollah's Hegemony

When it began "distracting" the enemy "in support of Gaza" on October 8th, Hezbollah was confident that the home front would acquiesce. Indeed, Hezbollah has imposed its decisions on the country. It was assured that the majority opposed its decision to drag Lebanon into a destructive war that would…

Is This The Start of a Destructive War?

Reports from the South show that the town of Blida has become a small Gaza, as have the towns of Kafrkila, Aitaroun, Ayta, and others. The enemy’s wanton assault on Lebanon has turned them into scorched earth as it strives to impose a security belt through its strikes. Nonetheless, the "Al-Akhbar"…

Has the Countdown to War in Lebanon Begun?

The dangerous escalation of military operations on the southern Lebanese front, with Israeli raids to hitting targets around 40 km from the border as to US mediation efforts of Amos Hochstein, have instigated the countdown to an Israeli war on Lebanon that threatens to demolish the country. War…

When Authorities are Reassured By the Maintenance of 'Rules of Engagement'

It is though Israel's criminal war on Gaza and Hezbollah turning south into a "base of support," has given the officials running the country an open-ended vacation and exempted them of the responsibilities theoretically on their shoulders... It has given them excuses to ignore the critical…

‘The Battlefield Speaks’... But What About Lebanon and The Lebanese

More than ever, Lebanese citizens, especially those in the south, want to see United Nations Resolution 1701 implemented. They want to see it respected and complied with, rather than the government trying to be shrewd and taking face-saving measures. They are alarmed by the escalation in the…

The War In Gaza… What About the Day After?

In his speech at the 78th United Nations General Assembly held around two weeks ago, Netanyahu presented a map of what is called the "new Middle East." In this map, Israel controls all of historic Palestine, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The map that grants Israel total control from…

Distraction Plan!

A criminal plot from hell has taken hold of Lebanon. Recently, all sides have sought to politically exploit the rising number of refugees arriving in Lebanon. In addition to doing nothing to address the influx, the government is also turning a blind eye to the alarming promotion of racism. Hassan…