(The video had some sound problems, this is why there is an effect of an echo)
The video is exclusive footage Beirut Live was able to acquire of the Israeli bombing of the bridge extension which leads to the Middle East's highest bridge, in Sofar. The image was taken in the first week of the crisis and is one of the hundreds of attacks on Lebanese infrastructure.
Now that a cease-fire just went into effect, we are hopeful it will hold and last. But when the dust settles, we will be facing two major internal problems - one of them could be potentially difficult, the other potentially fatal.
The first will focus on the economic problem. Our infrastructure is devastated and so are thousands of businesses, factories and agriculturalists alike. However, Sweden has said that it will host an international aid conference for Lebanon on August, 31 with representatives of 60 governments and organizations invited. This is expected to bring about a lot of aid that will hopefully empower us to repair a lot of the damage. But Lebanon has already lost enormous amount of money from this conflict, and many people are bankrupt while other are out of a job. How will these people make an income?
The other problem is the fatal one: the internal political struggle will soon appear in the form of two fighting clans: the ones who back Hezbollah and the ones who want them to disarm. This is what we, in Lebanon, are worried about today. How will this political struggle turn out? Can it lead to the worst of our fears? We hope not...