“We are a Lebanese team playing in Israel. Of course, there are people who don’t support us. But we really just want to play basketball and have fun,” says Massoud Hannoun, the captain of Erez Nahariya basketball team.
The “Lebanese” mentioned are former members of the South Lebanon Army and their families. Although many may have integrated into their host society, some are trying to bring both worlds together:
Anthony Aoun has tried to bring those two worlds closer together. His website, LebaneseInIsrael.com, updates friends and family left behind in Lebanon about what their loved ones are doing in Israel.