Lebanon Oil Shortage
By Micah Halpern
Sunday August 29, 2021
I have already described the fuel shortage in Lebanon and how Hezbollah is sending tankers to Iran for fuel. There is a new addendum to the situation.
A dispute over scarce fuel supplies ignited sectarian tensions between neighboring Shi'ite Muslim and Christian villages in southern Lebanon, forcing the army to intervene.
The clashes center on the crippling gasoline and diesel shortages that have become a daily occurrence in Lebanon, and now there is concern that Lebanon will descend into chaos and a sectarian civil war.
The Lebanese have been suffering from severe financial woes for two long years.
Sources report that around six people were wounded in a dispute involving residents of the Christian village of Maghdouche and the Shi'ite village of Ankoun.
The incident spiraled out of control when a Maghdouche resident filed a complaint to police after being injured during a dispute over fuel and police visited Ankoun to investigate.
Villagers blocked roads and burned trees and troops were deployed in an effort to bring the situation under control.
This is just one example of the conflict enveloping Lebanon.
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