BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil tweeted a response to Israel’s ongoing operation along the border on Sunday, saying that his nation is protected by its army and resistance forces.
“Lebanon is protected by its army and resistance, and most importantly it is protected by its diversity and pluralism, which opposes the unilateralism and racism of Israel,” Bassil tweeted.
Bassil’s tweet about the ‘resistance’ is a reference to Hezbollah, who possesses both a military and political wing inside of Lebanon.
The Lebanese Foreign Minister’s political party, the Free Patriotic Movement (var. Al-Tayyar Al-Watani Al-Hur), is a close ally of Hezbollah and a major player in the March 8th bloc.