Lebanon gov't on brink of collapse - what is Hezbollah's role? - analysis

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Lebanon gov't on brink of collapse - what is Hezbollah's role? - analysis
In order to understand why Hezbollah may be hesitant for an investigation into the Beirut port blast to progress, it's important to understand the background of the explosion itself.
By TZVI JOFFRE
OCTOBER 13, 2021

Tensions have spiked in Lebanon as Justice Tarek Bitar, who is leading the investigation into the 2020 Beirut Port blast, issues charges and warrants against a number of high-ranking officials, including Hezbollah allies. What is driving the tensions and what is Hezbollah’s role in the matter? Bitar is the second judge to run the judicial investigation into the explosion, in which more than 200 people were killed and thousands wounded after a large amount of ammonium nitrate improperly stored at the port caught fire and detonated in one of the largest nonnuclear explosions in human history. The first judge, Fadi Sawan, was removed from the case on charges of “legitimate suspicion” over his neutrality, due to the fact his home was damaged in the blast. Sawan was removed after a request from two of the officials he charged, MP Ali Hassan Khalil and MP Ghazi Zaiter, both Hezbollah allies.

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