Lebanese security officials are concerned over plans by the Palestinian Hamas terror group to carry out an attack against Israel from southern Lebanon. The Beirut Observer published a list of Hamas members who were allegedly involved in planning attacks without the involvement of the Hezbollah terrorist organization, which controls much of southern Lebanon. The implementation of any operation against Israel at this particular time will endanger Lebanon and add a new tragedy to its tragedies. There have also been several instances of rocket fire from Lebanon into Israel in recent years, with most blamed on Palestinian factions in the country. Pray that the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group’s misuse of the system will be exposed and destroyed. Pray that the enemies of the people will be exposed as wicked, and the adversary will be proven guilty (The Bible, Job 27:7).
Michel Aoun is the president of the Lebanese Republic and the head of state of Lebanon since 31 October 2016. The current prime minister is Najib Mikati, having taken office on 10 September 2021. Lebanon has suffered profound economic problems. The value of its currency has plummeted. Ramifications of the pandemic and its explosion in Beirut have added to the ongoing crisis. Unemployment and inflation have soared. Political turmoil continues. The emigration of Christian nationals is expected to heighten. Believers fleeing persecution in neighboring countries have commonly sought new beginnings in Lebanon, but the inability to find employment increasingly drives them to leave the MENA region. Christian organizations struggle to support destitute believers. In addition to Lebanon’s political and financial woes, another major challenge the country faces is the issue of refugees and the religious imbalance their presence represents.