Lebanon’s Tripoli reacts to Hezbollah-Israel violence

This article was published by Middle East Eye on January 29, 2015.

Following Wednesday’s exchange of fire on the Lebanon-Israel border that left two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UNIFIL member dead, some in Lebanon’s second city Tripoli braced themselves in expectation of a large-scale retaliation from Israel. Others, however, were convinced neither side was willing to escalate tensions to all-out war. Very few seemed in favour of an all-out conflict.

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