A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, December 27, 2013

Mohamad Chatah

Qifa Nabki remembers Mohamad Chatah, the Lebanese political figure assassinated in Beirut's latest car bombing. To say that the deepening violence in Lebanon is a spillover of the Syrian conflict is trite by now, though of course Lebanon had a long history of assassinations dating back to the civil war era. Since Chatah was a close ally of the Hariri family, Hizbullah and the Syrian regime would appear to be the prime suspects.

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