Hezbollah and UNSC Resolutions 1559 and 1701
As the previous chapter has shown, Hezbollah’s participation in Lebanese politics has been deliberately limited to parliamentary activity. But the withdrawals from Lebanon of Israel in 2000 and Syria in 2005 changed the political and military scenario regionally and domestically. Consequently, Hezbollah escalated its role in Lebanese politics, taking part in the Lebanese government for the first time in 2005. The withdrawal of Israel from almost1 the entire Lebanese territory in 2000 was celebrated as the final victory for the Resistance in Lebanon but also questioned the justification of the continuation of Hezbollah’s paramilitary apparatus.2 A serious source of troubles was Hezbollah’s disarmament, which the movement staunchly opposed even resorting to the use of force in May 2008 when the country came to the brink of internal conflict.
KeywordsSecurity Council International Norm State Sovereignty United Nations Security Council Resistance Movement
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