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....

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