Filed under: Middle East | Tags: Egypt, Gaza, gaza Strip, guerilla warfare, Hamas, Hizballah, Hosni Mubarak, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestine, Palestinian, Rafah, Rafah Crossing, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Syria, Zionism, Zionist
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11 January 2009
Source: Electronic Intifada
While Israel fervently attempts to terrorize the Palestinians into submission in Gaza, many observers have started to wonder why Hizballah has refrained from stepping in militarily to assist its brothers-in-arms, Hamas. Such musings fail to take account of the constraints on Hizballah’s room for action, as well as the circumstances under which Hizballah would ignore such constraints. The question that should be posed is not so much if Hizballah will act, but when.
As things currently stand, Hizballah is not in a position to directly help Hamas militarily by opening a new front with Israel. In the first place, Hizballah and its supporters have only recently recovered from the devastating impact of Israel’s war against them in July 2006. A Hizballah offensive against (more…)