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Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria

  • The American Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Lebanese businessmen and their companies for helping to fund Hezbollah.
  • Hezbollah regards the results of the elections in Lebanon as a success. Hezbollah and Amal called on their supporters to show restraint in their celebrations.
  • Hezbollah’s civilian institutions marked “Resistance” and Liberation Day (the day the IDF withdrew from south Lebanon) with a series of events, some of them attended by the Lebanese minister of culture. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech in which he warned of the consequences of Flag Day on May 29, 2022, the day Israel celebrates the unification of Jerusalem.
  • Schools belonging to the al-Imdad Association have begun integrating into Hezbollah’s al-Mahdi school network.
  • Palestinians in Lebanon and Syria marked Nakba Day with a variety of activities.
  • Opponents of the Syrian regime reported that for the first time, one of the attacks targeting Damascus hit very close to the Shi’ite shrine of al-Sayyida Zaynab.
  • The Jordanian army killed drug smugglers on the Jordanian-Syrian border, accusing Iran of attacking Jordan’s national security.