Last week’s Israeli airstrike that killed six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general in Syria’s Golan Heights has revived fears of a new Lebanese-Israeli war that would torpedo the current security status quo which is backed by international powers.

The Israeli raid has also refocused attention on the flaws that have been plaguing the Lebanese state for years since some internal parties opted to depart from legitimate authority by unilaterally taking crucial decisions and linking Lebanese developments to the explosive regional conflicts.