Hezbollah Blames US, Israel, S Arabia for Meddling in Lebanese Election

Middle East

Lebanese citizens have voted in the parliamentary elections that were held in the country for the first time since 2009. Official results of the vote, which come amid Hezbollah’s resolve to expand its representation in the parliament, are not expected until Tuesday.

Ali Da’amoush, a member of the executive council of the paramilitary and political Shiite movement Hezbollah, has claimed that that the US, israel and Saudi Arabia had meddled in the May 6 parliamentary elections in Lebanon.

“The parliamentary elections are really sensitive because of some foreign meddling and the Americans and Saudis along with the Israelis are interfering in the elections by supporting certain parties in a bid to weaken the resistance and prevent it from forming a strong fraction in Lebanon’s future parliament,” Da’amoush told Iran’s Fars news agency.

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According to him, Hezbollah along with the Shiite party Amal are “in a good situation in the elections,” which Da’amoush suggested would further add to Hezbollah’s clout.

With official election results not expected till the end of Monday or Tuesday, Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett claimed that Hezbollah’s alleged strong results in the vote show that Lebanon is indistinguishable from Hezbollah and that israel should not distinguish between them in any possible war.

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