- by: Ali Hashem reporting from South Lebanon
Residents in southern Lebanon living close to the border with Israel say the area has now been transformed into a war zone as fighting intensifies between Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.
Maher Zorob, a resident of Alma Ashaab, refuses to leave.
“This is my land, I was born here, I won’t leave it whatever happens. I lived through many wars, my family is in Beirut, but I’m not leaving,” Zorob told Al Jazeera.
Lebanese border towns are not equipped with proper shelter in case of an attack, and there are no warning sirens.
Mohamad al-Hussein, a shepherd, says residents there are “left alone, as always”.
“What government do we have? There is none,” he told Al Jazeera. “They only know how to loot the country.”