By Barak, Michael (Dr.) -
The global Corona crisis provides Hezbollah a unique opportunity to position itself as an actor determined to protect the Lebanese citizens from the pandemic threat. It is evident that its enlistment to this fight expresses its wishes to restore its image that was damaged in the wake of the recent popular uprising against government corruption, the severe financial crisis and the political instability. That said, its plan seems to have been doubted by the public and it has a hard time marketing itself as an entity that holds the public interest paramount. Yet, as a hybrid terror organization it shows high organizational capabilities and leverage them to consolidate its rule as a hybrid terror organization, over Shiite regions in southern Lebanon through the supply of healthcare services.