Lebanese journalist Tony Abi Najem said in a June 15, 2022 show on LBC TV (Lebanon) that the Lebanese people know that Hizbullah serves Iran’s interests instead of theirs and would not support it in another war against Israel. He elaborated that the people are “sick and tired” of Hizbullah, and he said that Hizbullah does not even have the means to provide medical and economic support for the Lebanese people in the event of a war. For more about Tony Abi Najem, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9603, 9184, and 9002.
Tony Abi Najem: " If Hizbullah goes to war [with Israel] in order to please Iran, can it provide medical treatment to the wounded? Can it provide fuel or bread? Can it provide anything? For Hizbullah, it is not a problem. If it wants, it can take the country into war. But according to Hizbullah's own considerations, what can they do today? The leaders of the 'resistance' have developed a theory: 'We have nothing to lose, so if we enter a confrontation, Israel will lose.'
"Not true. This time around, [Hizbullah] will lose its very existence. Not a single home in Lebanon will open its door for Hizbullah today. Hizbullah will have no domestic support. If Hizbullah embarks on an adventure with an unknown ending [like in 2006], it will have a war not just in the south, but on the home front as well. The Lebanese are sick and tired of Hizbullah."
Host: "The Lebanese will not show solidarity with their brethren [from Hizbullah]?"
Tony Abi Najem: "Absolutely not. At least the vast majority of Lebanese will not. The things we saw in 2006 will not repeat themselves. The Lebanese know by now that Hizbullah is loyal to Iran, and [executes] an Iranian agenda. Hizbullah has no consideration whatsoever for the interests of Lebanon."