Beirut blasts
A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of the explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut. The blasts sparked unprecedented anger among the Lebanese people against Hezbollah. Image Credit: AFO

Abu Dhabi: Lebanon hardly suffers a calamity without pointing the finger of accusation directly at the terrorist Hezbollah, Okaz said in an op-ed.

“With every new disaster that befell the Lebanese people, new facts are revealed that prove the involvement of the terrorist party and the evil state of Iran in the tragedies of the Lebanese,” the newspaper said.


The Beirut Port explosion on Tuesday came to spark an unprecedented anger among the Lebanese people, who have repeatedly endured the consequences of the terrorist party. And all this anger that surfaced with the explosion of 2,750 tons of ammonia nitrate stored in a Beirut port, amid unprecedented neglect of politicians and officials concerned, until a whole city exploded in the face of the entire ruling political class, and its fragments severely affected this time the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

Crimes against Beirut

Observers believe that the wounded Lebanon has actually entered the dark tunnel, and the most important way to escape from this tunnel is disarming Hezbollah and holding it accountable for all its crimes against Beirut and against every Lebanese citizen.

Former Lebanese minister Mouin Al Marabi said that the Lebanese authorities collectively bear all the responsibility, branding them in a previous interview with Okaz impotent.

Popular anger against Hezbollah has recently increased, especially with the deterioration of the economic situation in the country. This comes at a time when Hezbollah is also facing an important entitlement, as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was supposed to pronounce on Friday the verdict against four of its leaders in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005, before adjourning the hearing to August 18, out of respect for the victims of the Beirut blasts.