Hezbollah has captured an entire country, under the auspices of Iran • Beirut streets are flooded with blood and destruction • The world expresses sympathy, but is silent • Daughter of a SLA fighter in a special column
The ruins in Lebanon
Again terrorism strikes my country. Again killing images in the homeland, corpses scattered in my Beirut, and its streets are flooded with blood and destruction. and the world is silent. Expresses sympathy, offers help, but is silent.
I was born in the village of Aishia in southern Lebanon, but I also lived in Beirut for many years. I still have family and acquaintances there. This city is flowing in my blood. Since the incident - the connection has been severed. There is nothing to talk about phones, Facebook - hardly. It is still difficult to understand the intensity of the damage, the extent of the damage. But the heart explodes with longing, and the explosion in the harbor leaves a crater deep in the heart.
Lebanese flag on Tel Aviv Municipality building // Moshe Ben Mishhon
In fact, my Lebanese heart has been broken for a long time. Lebanese society is sinking, Paris of the Middle East is collapsing. Economic distress and political crises ruled despair. Hezbollah captured an entire country, under the auspices of Iran. Weapons depots under residences and missile depots across the country. They kill civilians, assassinate opponents, torture protesters, and assassinate the spirit and soul of an entire country. With no water and no electricity, no money, no air, no future. A cruel body preys on the Lebanese people from within, and the people of Lebanon groan and shout. In desperation, the young people, and not just them, take to the streets. Desperate for the economy, for politics, for corruption. Risk a violent reaction from the regime. They have nothing to lose. Then came the explosion.
Following the disaster: Israel offered aid to Lebanon
The bombing disaster in Beirut: The Lebanese government has declared a two-week state of emergency
Lebanese flag on the Tel Aviv Municipality building
But what happened is no longer a disaster. A church collapses on its occupants in the middle of a prayer, a father is killed on the way to take care of a baby, brothers lose their lives together, countless body injuries. A terrible illustration of another outbreak, of the internal bomb ticking inside the state and society in Lebanon.
Do not treat it as another humanitarian disaster or a multi-casualty accident. Do not take it out of context. See this as a clear signal, a wake-up call, a desperate cry: the Lebanese people are under fascist occupation by Hezbollah, and society in Lebanon needs world help. Young people who want to develop, families who want to flourish, adults who want to enjoy the good years: Hezbollah has robbed them of everything. The freedom, the prosperity, the life; They are subject to nothing less than an Iranian occupation, and this occupation sees them as cannon fodder, no more. If the countries of the world really want to help Lebanon, it will not just be in providing medical assistance or helping to rehabilitate infrastructure. Help the people of Lebanon break free from the Iranian suffocation ring. That's the only way.
The author is a native of Lebanon, a member of a family of SLA fighters, who lives with her family in Haifa