Visit to Mleeta in Lebanon
Arrival scene at Beirut Airport
The (pre-) Roman temple of Baalbek is Lebanon’s most famous attraction
Few visitors know about Mleeta – the Hezbollah’s stronghold sitting high on a mountaintop in Lebanon’s South in defence against Israeli attacks. The mountain dug out was not detected by Israel until after the end of the 2006 War. It was built into a war museum and memorial in 2010. Hezbollah is considered terrorist by the West, whereas in Lebanon it is considered a defensive army.
A 90 minute drive from the capital Beirut
At the beginning of the tour there is a welcome video by Hezbollah leader Hasan Nazrallah (often deleted by youtube)
Our guide Mohamed
All sorts of military equipment was captured by Hezbollah from the Israeli forces
Finishing the day back in Beirut with a good friend and a good cigar on top of Le Gray Hotel – with a view on a mosque and a church, co-existing in good neighbourhood.
(Lebanon’s unwritten National Pact of 1943 required that its president be Maronite Christian, its speaker of the parliament to be a Shiite Muslim, its prime minister be Sunni Muslim, and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Deputy Prime Minister be Greek Orthodox.)