News and Analysis: Lebanon
Fighting broke out along the Lebanon-Israel border near the town of Adaisseh, Lebanon, on Aug. 3. The incident began after Israeli troops crossed into Lebanese territory and began uprooting trees, according to the Lebanese army.
The U.S. Navy has deployed the USS Cole warship and two support ships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon. Six more ships will soon be joining the guided missile destroyer. Hezbollah has denounced the presence of the war ships as a move to create instability in the region and threaten Lebanon’s sovereignty.
The Electronic Intifada published this interview with Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled on Jan. 7. EI editor Matthew Cassel interviewed Khaled in Lebanon . She was visiting Palestinian refugee camps in the country’s north.
The U.S.-dominated U.N. Security Council has voted for a special U.N. tribunal to prosecute the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, primarily targeting Syrian officials. The basis for the tribunal is purely political, stretching Chapter Seven of the U.
The following article appeared Jan. 30 on pslweb.org. A highly effective general strike demanding the formation of a new national government and rejecting the imperialist-dictated austerity for the country brought Lebanon to a standstill on Jan.
A highly effective general strike demanding the formation of a new national government and rejecting the imperialist-dictated austerity for the country brought Lebanon to a standstill on Jan. 23. The success of the strike, coupled with the intransigence of the increasingly isolated Lebanese government, has accelerated the deepening crisis in the country.