Mleeta – the Hezbollah Stronghold in Lebanon

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Visit to Mleeta in Lebanon

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Arrival scene at Beirut Airport

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The (pre-) Roman temple of Baalbek is Lebanon’s most famous attraction

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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.

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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)

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Our guide Mohamed

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All sorts of military equipment was captured by Hezbollah from the Israeli forces

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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.)

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