The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has been ongoing for many years, but the focus of the violence has shifted from the Gaza Strip to the border area with Lebanon. Despite Tehran’s involvement, Hezbollah’s ability to launch volleys of dozens of rockets is not surprising.
Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah, understands the impact that the Second Lebanon War had on the memory and consciousness of the Lebanese people. However, with Lebanon currently facing a severe economic crisis, including hyperinflation and citizens turning to cryptocurrency as a result of constant erosion of the Lebanese pound, it’s possible that these evacuations could lead to more people joining Hezbollah’s ranks.
The destruction in southern Lebanon is causing serious economic damage and impacting agriculture-focused region. This region plays a significant role in Lebanon’s economy as a whole, and its devastation is having a ripple effect throughout the country. As a result, efforts are underway to find a peaceful resolution to this conflict so that tourism industry in Lebanon can continue to flourish.
Hezbollah has political influence in the Lebanese government, making efforts for peace even more important for ensuring stability in the region. However, despite ongoing conflict with Hezbollah being a concern for successful tourism industry in Lebanon which accounts for about 20% of GDP, there is still hope that an agreement can be reached soon if both sides continue working towards peace.