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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin- May 16, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • Gaza and Israel fights spilled into a second week without any sign of an imminent end, and the Lebanese army controls the southern borders
  • International athletes show solidarity with Gaza, and called for international intervention
  • The state freezes the Lebanese with a fake support that does not protect them from starvation

From Palestine to Lebanon, it is time for sending messages, which is sometimes, written in blood. Israel is destroying, killing and perpetrating the most terrible murders. It aims from these practices at sending a message to the US, to beware of giving Iranians what they are demanding either for the nuclear deal or for sharing power in the region. However, the message didn’t arrive neither by secured mail nor through unsecured mail.

Palestinians face a new epic every day and confirm that they are able to achieve a balance of terror with Israel. The battle will remain open as long as the Israeli is still unable to achieve his goals which he have set for this battle.

In Lebanon, the message is obvious and direct, as the President of the Republic have sent it on May 15 to his French counterpart through the French Ambassador to Lebanon. He delivered the message personally in front of the cameras in the Baabda Palace.

Sources said that the message came in response to information obtained by Baabda sources from France, which indicated that the content of the report drafted by the French Foreign Minister, following  his visit to Lebanon, did not come in the interest of the presidential team. Therefore, Le Drian held President Aoun and Minister Gebran Bassil the major responsibility for obstructing the formation of the government.

Thus, Baabda’s message included an indirect response to Le Drian’s report, and countered everything that happened in Lebanon, since Saad Hariri was assigned to form the government until today.

The message has accused Saad Hariri for obstructing the government formation, and the forensic audit as well. Political wise, this means that hurdles will escalate and that the government formation will become more complicated and even impossible.

The relative truce which the country have witnessed during Ramadan will permanently fall, and citizens will break their fast on more political tensions accompanied with economic, social, and perhaps security tensions. So put your safety belts because the situation will worsen.

  • Sawt Beirut International