A Shootout in Beirut
On October 14, Hezbollah fighters, armed with automatic weapons and rocket launchers, entered the Christian neighborhood of Tayyouneh-Ain al-Remmaneh in Beirut. Tarek Bitar, the intrepid judge investigating the Beirut blast of Aug. 4, 2020, should be discharged because - no one needed to say it - he was coming uncomfortably close to finding Hezbollah responsible for the catastrophic explosion that resulted n 220 deaths, 7,000 wounded, and $15 billion in property damage.
Ignoring or downplaying jihadist violence in places like Lebanon and
Israel puts Christians and Jews at risk, and sends a message of abandonment and
indifference to peaceful and anti-jihadist Muslims who are intent on sidelining
the extremists in their societies....