Sunday, September 22, 2013

Who are the Occupiers? Hezbollah and Palestinians Now Killing Each Other

While you might think that this is part of the Syrian Civil War between Sunnis and Shiites as most Palestinian Muslims are Sunnis and Hezbollah is a Shiite Islamist terror group, the truth appears to be even more ironic.

A Palestinian was killed and five others wounded in a clash between Hezbollah members and Palestinians in Burj al-Barajneh, south of the capital Beirut, the Al Jadeed TV reported.
The report said that a number of Palestinians refused to be searched, and then opened fire on a Hezbollah checkpoint near the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp.
Local media said the skirmish broke out between Hezbollah and a group of Palestinians celebrating a wedding.
They said the brawl quickly developed into an armed clash when the wedding convoy refused to be searched by Hezbollah.
LBCI TV reported that protesters burned tires at the camp’s entrance and shouted anti-Hizbullah slogans in the wake of the clash.
Hezbollah had beefed up its security measures in and around Beirut’s southern suburbs in the wake of a powerful car bombing that rocked the Rweiss neighborhood in Dahieh and left 27 people dead and around 300 wounded.
Hezbollah security measures angered many Lebanese leaders.
Hezbollah set up checkpoints and security measures after being targeted by Sunni Jihadists over its role in the Syrian Civil War. Palestinian wedding parties, which like a lot of wedding parties in the Middle East, involve lots of celebratory gunfire.

The irony here is that Hezbollah is acting like an occupying power and its checkpoints carry obvious echoes of Israel. Hezbollah has absurdly found itself in the same position as Israel, now that it all but runs Lebanon, and is forced to engage in the same security measures and the same firefights.
But who are the occupiers in this scenario? Are the Palestinian Muslims the foreign settlers in Lebanon or is Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy, the occupiers?
Someone forward the question to Noam Chomsky so his brain can explode.

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