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Apr 14, 2022
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Lebanese Singer Elissa: We Are At Rock Bottom – Even The Civil War Wasn't This Bad; The Canaanites And The Ottomans Came And Left; Hizubllah Will Be Gone Too

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Source: SBC TV (Saudi Arabia)

Lebanese singer Elissar Zakaria Khoury, known by her stage name Elissa, said in an April 14, 2022 interview on SBC TV (Saudi Arabia) that just as the Canaanites, the French, the Ottomans and the Syrians have come to Lebanon and left, Hizbullah will be gone as well, and that Lebanon is at "rock bottom." She said that even during the Lebanese civil war things hadn't been so bad, explaining that people's money in the banks didn't disappear and that people weren't as interested in power and self-interest at the expense of others as they are today. She said that this is terrifying, and that Hizbullah will be gone with time like the invaders before it. For more about Elissa, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 8477 and No. 9122.

Elissar Zakaria Khoury: "The Ottomans had ruled us for 400-500 years, but ultimately they left. For 5,000 years, Canaanites came to Lebanon, the French, the Ottomans, the Syrians... Since Syria left, we have had the [Hizbullah] militia, but with time, it will be gone too. The situation in Lebanon is the worst it has been in the past 100 years. Even in the days of the [civil] war, we did not reach rock bottom like now. The poverty was not as high, and our money in the banks did not disappear. People did not care about power and their interests so much - even at the expense of the public and the country. It's terrifying to tell you the truth."

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