Initially I though the UNIFIL troops were set out to provide human shields and / or propaganda points as victims for Hizb’allah. Given Nasrallah’s claim that he would bring down the Lebanese government, there is an assassination of a government minister. Then I read this interesting comment
Rise up and fight? It looks like the plan for another emboldened Syrian invasion to “rescue” their brothers. Israel is hamstrung by their recent efforts - will they come to your aid with western powers stuck between you and them? Hmmmm.
Perhaps this is the real purpose of UNIFIL, to prevent intervention by Israel or Anglosphere powers in the upcoming civil war. It does serve as rather a convenient barrier, doesn’t it? Permeable to Hizb’allah but solid to its enemies.