Sep. 17, 2021

Campaign to boycott Lebanon gains steam on Saudi social media

Peninsula/Society

The story: There is an emerging campaign on Saudi Twitter calling for a boycott of Lebanon amid growing tensions between the two countries. The boycott calls stem from recent Saudi seizures of amphetamine pills—commonly known as Captagon—that reportedly originate from Lebanon. Saudi commentators allege that Hezbollah controls the Lebanese government and thus the Captagon shipments. Accordingly, they believe that a boycott will weaken Hezbollah’s capabilities.

The coverage: The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) last week announced...

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