While these were the first officially acknowledged Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon since 2014, Israel regularly violates Lebanese airspace to carry out illegal strikes inside Syria
If successful in forming a government, Mikati must address the debilitating economic crisis afflicting the country since 2019, which has led to mass poverty, unemployment, and shortages of food and essential items
Lebanon is being run by a caretaker government since August last year when, following the Beirut blasts, prime minister Hasan Diab resigned from his post after only seven months in power
The Lebanese government is discussing imposition of an emergency to deal with the aftermath of the disaster which has left large parts of the city in debris and over 4,000 injured.
Protests who have been mobilizing since October are not satisfied with the election of Hassan Diab and continue to push their demands of a complete overhaul of the political system
Fresh protests were registered in Lebanon over the weekend, with the failure of the country’s ruling elites to resolve the political crisis following the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister
Hariri has emerged as a leading contender for the post of prime minister after businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidature. However, this may bring protesters to the streets again
Jana Nakhal from the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the current stage of the movement, the response of the state and police, and the path ahead for the thousands on the street.
Hariri had become prime minister in 2016 with the support of the Hezbollah-led March 8 Alliance in the Lebanese parliament.
Israel carried out unprovoked attacks on Iraq, Lebanon and Syria within a span of three days, since Saturday, allegedly to target Iranian allies in these countries.
Jana Nakhal also talked about the struggles being led by her party and their efforts to bring together national anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements to build a united opposition, as well as an alternative to capitalism.