Lebanese police have prevented a bomb exploding in Sahil Alma. But it wasn’t really the police who prevented it – neighbours saw two men trying to attach the device to a car.
They were targetting judge Nazim Khoury. He is leading an investigation into money-laundering at the Banque Al-Madina.
Just like in the civil war, rival gangs will use violence to get their own way. Syria has no connecton whatsoever to Banque Al-Madina – maybe now Lebanon’s far-right will realise the Syrian presence actually helped them.