Members of Hezbollah blamed Israel for Tuesday’s blast in a remote region of the Bekaa Valley controlled by the Shiite movement.

Kamel Rifai, a Hezbollah politician, said Israel had used Muslim Takfiris, or infidels, to prepare the explosion, claims echoed by a senior Hezbollah-affiliated minister.

“There is no doubt that an Israeli intelligence system is behind these incidents and is cooperating with Lebanese cells, benefitting from the presence of infidels in Lebanon to commit these heinous acts,” Rifai said. […]