The terror group’s arsenal isn't about deterring Israel, but about controlling Lebanon and bringing into the Iranian-Syrian axis, says retired Lebanese general Wehbe Katicha.

(August 12, 2020 / MEMRI) Hezbollah’s weapons have nothing to do with fighting Israel or protecting Lebanon, and everything to do with maintaining the group’s grip on power in Lebanon, according to Lebanese MP Wehbe Katicha.

Speaking with Lebanon’s OTV on Aug. 3, Katicha, a retired Lebanese Armed Forces general, said Hezbollah served Iran, not Lebanon, despite its claims to be acting in Lebanese or Palestinian interests were mere lies.

With regard to the Palestinians, Katicha said that there was no reason for Lebanon to take the lead.

“Why should four million Lebanese bear the brunt of this [Palestinian] cause, when there are 400 million Arabs around us?,” he said. Read more at JNS