…and the unexpected happened

Posted: May 24, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Hezbollah, Lebanon, Middle East

Hizb Allah gathering

AS PREDICTED, HIZB Allah dismissed yesterday’s revelations by German Der Spiegel, reporting that according to UN investigators, Hassan Nasrallah’s organization was behind the murder of late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri. Nasrallah scorned at the revelations, claiming the goal is to influence upcoming elections in Lebanon. Hizb Allah said the accusations were "foolish, false and fabricated" – and we expected nothing less of them.

Hizbullah officials rejected Sunday claims that the organization was behind the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, saying the accusations were "foolish, false and fabricated" and meant to influence the upcoming parliamentary elections in Lebanon.

Members of the Shiite organization told Kuwaiti newspaper al-Anbaa that whoever leaked the information to the German paper was seeking to weaken Hizbullah ahead of the elections.

We are, obviously, yet to see if the revelations would affect the elections. Yet, while Hizb Allah might lose some points in mainland Lebanon, it is quite popular in the South, which it largely controls (although there are some indications people are less happy about the group since the 2006 war with Israel).

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