Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah warned Israel that any attempt on its part to intervene in Lebanon will result in massive attacks on the Israel population. Nasrallah has become a cult hero to people in the Middle East because of his group’s success in resisting the Israel invasion of Lebanon last summer. Since that attack, Hezbollah has given people in Lebanon over $300 million in order to rebuild homes and business establishments.
There are many intriguing aspects to this story. For example, what is the source of wealth of Hezbollah? Where does it obtain hundreds of millions of dollars to throw around? Israel entered Lebanon with a flawed plan and suffered a humiliating loss. The region needs to engage Hezbollah and Hamas in an attempt to establish the basis for peace in the region. You can’t ignore an organization which such popularity– and money.