MI: Hizbullah could take over Lebanon after Hariri tribunal

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
December 7, 2010 18:22

Military Intelligence on Tuesday expressed fears that a Hizbullah takeover of the Lebanese government could follow the release of a UN tribunal's findings on the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. It has long been rumored that certain members of Hizbullah could be implicated for the 2005 murder.

Colonel Yossi Adler, a senior official in Military Intelligence's Research Division told a meeting of the  Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee (FADC) that civil unrest, followed by a Hizbullah takeover of Lebanon was a worst case scenario, but a possibility nonetheless.In a recent intelligence assessment, Yossi Baidatz, head of Military Intelligence’s Research Division, told the FADC that Hizbullah is capable of taking control of key aspects of Lebanon's government within a matter of a few hours.


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