IAF Cross-Border Raids in the Larger Picture of Hezbollah vs Israel

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Written by Dennis M. Nilsen exclusively for SouthFront

As has become worldwide news, on February 10 the Syrian Air Defense Forces succeeded in causing, directly or indirectly, the downing of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16I.  The warplane comprised part of an eight-plane attack group returning from a raid on the Tiyas Military Airbase just west of Palmyra, launched in response to the shooting down of a drone over Israeli territory just beyond the Golan Heights.  An Apache attack helicopter of the IAF shot down what Israel claims was an Iranian drone launched from the Syrian airbase, and upon the demise of one of its F-16s the IAF launched further raids on Syrian and Iranian military targets in the vicinity of Damascus, including three air defense posts.  Syria claims its air defense thwarted the attacks, while the Iranian IRGC have refused to confirm the Israeli claims and, further, deny that they have set up military installations in Syria.  The Syrians and Iranians both claim that the drone was engaged in an operation against one of the several terrorist groups operating on the Syrian-Lebanese border.  Incidentally, the two Israeli pilots successfully ejected; while one is in serious condition in hospital, his partner walked away with minor injuries.  Casualties for their opponents have yet to be confirmed.

While Israeli consternation at the violation of its airspace is understandable, the fact that the IAF has done the very same to Syria on over 100 occasions since the beginning of the revolt against President Assad is getting lost in the media coverage.  This brings up the larger picture of the opposition between the US/Israel block and the Axis of Resistance.  The Zionists insist that the IRGC is taking advantage of the generally distracted state of Syria to move arms shipments to Hezbollah through the country and into the forward areas of that group in southern Lebanon, concerned as they have become at a pending Israeli attack to wipe them out.  They have further accused the Islamic Republic of building missile factories in southwest Syria near to Hezbollah-controlled areas in order to considerably cut the supply route distance.  However, the larger arsenal which Hezbollah possesses and which it continues to augment thanks to the IRGC only makes the Israelis that much more jittery over the existence of such a weapons cache just across their northern border.  Are both sides to blame here, or does the blame lay solely on one side?

Hezbollah formed in 1982 to oppose the secular Amal then engaged in the Lebanese Civil War.  Frustrated at the Shiite group’s refusal to seek an Islamic state and inspired by the recent revolution in Iran, a group of clerics actively sought the aid of the newly-established IRGC to form a military to pull away Shiite support from Amal and to organize a viable front to the South Lebanese Army, allied with the Israelis.  Though it has modified its militant stance considerably vis-à-vis internal Lebanese politics, Hezbollah continuously refuses to acknowledge the existence of the Zionist State and to stand against any compromise short of the full withdrawal of Israel to the 1948 borders (the Golan Heights, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) and the return of the Palestinian exiles.  Since these objectives have not been met, Hezbollah continues to exist in opposition to both Israeli policy and the Israeli state.

The considerable missile arsenal which it possesses (thanks to the IRGC) is officially proclaimed to stand collectively as a defensive weapon against a potential Israeli strike, although Israel and its chief ally the United States refuses good faith to Hezbollah and as a consequence refuses this doctrine.  With their backs to the sea, it is entirely reasonable for the Israelis to face the southern Lebanese border with a strong military presence and to constantly plan and exercises for another war with the group.  Further, because the Zionist State was formed without the acceptance of most of the Arab world, its leadership cannot afford to abide by the ruling of any international body, particularly the UN and its refusal to acknowledge the legality of Israeli occupation of the three above-named territories.  The result, impossible for Western mainstream media comprehension, is the existence of Israel as a rogue state, not only occupying land foreign to it but also allowing and (depending upon the party in power) actively encouraging the creation of settlements in those territories by militant members of Israeli society who claim their right to do so based not upon international law, but upon a very worldly interpretation of the Old Mosaic Dispensation.

This may very well serve as the historical background to Hezbollah’s and the larger Muslim animosity against the Zionist State, but the immediate blame which Israel must shoulder is the continued violation of Syrian airspace to strike at targets they rightly or wrongly believe to directly aid Hezbollah’s military capabilities.  Even if their military intelligence is correct about the targets they hit, such strikes must only occur with the permission of the Syrian Government and, lacking this, constitute de facto acts of war.  This latest incident merely showed Syria responding in kind and the IAF suffering the loss of an aircraft, which perplexedly drove an additional IAF raid to destroy as much of the Syrian air defense system as possible, which was merely carrying out its duty in the first place.

What of the Hezbollah missile arsenal in Lebanon?  If it does indeed constitute a threat to Israel, does the latter have the right to invade another country to prevent its augmentation?  Certainly not.  Saying yes, as many apologists in the West do, is like agreeing that Russia, mutatis mutandis, has the right to send weapons to the forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics to oppose the Ukrainian armed forces bent on subduing them.  The Ukrainian means of waging war have been nothing short of savage and so it is reasonable for the rebels to wish to arm themselves as much as possible to prevent injustice against themselves, their families and their property.  Is Hezbollah’s arsenal likewise a reasonable precaution against a repeat of the 2006 Israeli aerial campaign that destroyed most of Lebanon’s infrastructure, or a primarily offensive weapon for use against Israeli population centers?  Even if it is the latter, Hezbollah will not risk fomenting a war against the Zionist state unless provoked by the latter, and so the Israelis have no choice but to allow this build up.  But with the military they possess – including the multi-layered missile defense system – what do they really have to fear?  The fact that they are seeking to prevent it only adds fuel to the regional fire and further ostracizes them diplomatically.

As for Iran, if it is establishing missile manufacturing bases in Syria with that country’s permission explicitly to supply Hezbollah and to create a deterrent to another possible massive Israeli military action against Lebanon, or the West Bank or Gaza for that matter, what of it?  As is admitted by all the world save themselves, the Israelis possess a nuclear arsenal in addition to technology and a military far superior to any of its neighbors.  Distrusting the Zionist state as it does, how can Hezbollah be blamed for seeking to acquire the only deterrent to give the Israelis pause?  Israel seeks the destruction of that group and vice versa so how can the one be blamed any more than the other?  If the Israelis continue to act as they do, this will only prove to Hezbollah as well as to Syria and Iran that the former cannot be trusted and to the further build up an arsenal to be ready as a counter to any Israeli attacks.  Iran is free to choose its regional partners and for religious, ideological and strategic reasons, it has chosen Hezbollah.

Western commentators, especially those who espouse the right of NATO to move troops right up to Russia’s border and to conduct military exercises in the teeth of Putin’s veterans, should take pause before leveling charges against the Axis of Resistance.


When Red Lines are Crossed in Syria, Expect Israel to be Shaken.


Damascus | Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai


Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria and its allies have decided to move more harshly against Israel, replicating Hezbollah’s strategy in those days (the 90’s), before the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. For every violation of Lebanese airspace over the capital Beirut, Hezbollah would fire heavy artillery above the Israeli villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border”.

“The Syrian command and its allies have decided to impose a new rule of engagement on Israel: for every violation of Syria’s airspace, Damascus will fire dozens of missiles above the Israeli inhabited areas along the Golan Heights. The intention is not to hit a specific target but to make sure no Israeli on the borders and within range of the fired missiles will live in peace. They will be in the shelter, and this will happen every time the Israeli air force violates Syrian sovereignty”, according to the well informed sources.

In fact, two days ago, when Syria downed the Israeli F-16, Damascus started this rule of engagement by firing 25 missiles above the Golan Heights and over Israeli territory, forcing the closure of Ben Gurion airport for several hours. The siren sounded loud and clear in the entire area, ordering civilians to reach the closest shelter.

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on his policy and Syria implements its new “style” of response due to the Israeli Prime Minister’s policy, his popularity will be seriously affected.

Israel found its defeat when its F-16 was shot down hard to swallow, and it will undoubtedly seek revenge. But during the seven years of the Syrian war all it did was to fight “quick battles between wars”, prolonging the Syrian war. Israel is now discovering that the longer the war lasted, the greater the strength of the Syrian army, Iran and Hezbollah: the “axis of the resistance” represented by these is therefore winning and its opponents are losing.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not learn the lessons, and he also deceived the decision-makers in his country. Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin seven times to convince the Israelis that he was able to impress upon the Russian President the prime importance of Israel’s security. This alone would have given Israel enough authority to do whatever it wanted in Syria.

But Netanyahu didn’t report back to his partners in Israel that Putin had clearly stated: “We do not want to be part of your war with Hezbollah and Iran, but it must not be allowed to harm those who are fighting with the Russian army in Syria. And if you want to target the odd Hezbollah ammunition depot or convoy, that’s your business”.

Moscow does not want Israel to play in its Syrian court, and for many reasons: the Levant opened the door wide for Russia to come into the Middle East and have a robust access to the Mediterranean, shake NATO (through its strong alliance with Turkey), and restore its prestige wounded in Afghanistan by America. And clearly it wishes to dismantle the US’s plans for weakening Russia economically and politically.

DVqNQuJWAAAERfwThe US, imagining it could strike Russia without triggering any reaction, tried originally to hit Moscow’s economy through Ukraine by trying to interrupt the Russian gas supply that feeds Europe- and forms the cornerstone of the Russian economy . And lastly, the US sought to remove Russia definitively from the entire Middle East after striking Libya and trying to change the regime in Syria where the Russian navy was based.

Moscow seems faithful to its friends and protective of its interests, and this is what Syria can provide and benefit from if it remains a strong state. Analysts believed throughout the war years that Russia was abandoning President Bashar al-Assad in return for remaining in Syria. But the world did not understand that Russia – as well as Iran – saw in Assad (and in no other possible president-candidate) the only person could live up to his promises and stand up to America.

However, like America, Israel has been reluctant to accept its defeat in Syria and the failure of its project to overthrow Assad and change the regime. It has attacked the Syrian army on several occasions without substantially altering the strategic balance of power in Syria. But this disturbed Russia, and explains why it gave the green light to the government of Damascus for directing its anti-air missiles towards Israel.

The Israeli Air Force has been hitting deep in the Syrian desert in the past, causing Russia discomfort. Netanyahu thought he was the darling child of President Donald Trump and that Vladimir Putin would understand that. The Israeli Prime Minister did not understand that the only reason the Russian President seems happy to see his counterpart President Trump in power is that the latter understands little about politics. Therefore, Moscow can accurately predict the steps that the military and advisors around Trump will take. And Israel’s violation of Syrian sovereignty would never be protected by Russia.

When Israel insisted on resending its Air Force towards the Syrian desert, falling headlong into the trap, it was surprised to see Syrian air defence ready to hunt it down. Putin reminded Trump’s spoiled child –Prime Minister Netanyahu – that he could not go beyond the red lines, especially since the Russian officers work alongside their allied forces counterparts (Hezbollah, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and their other allies). The Russian President is not expecting, nor expected, to allow any of his soldiers to be killed by Israel’s air force. Will he listen to Israel’s belated excuses, with Netanyahu asking for forgiveness-while Putin loses his prestige in Russia? This is just not going to happen.

Israel played a losing card in insisting on this futile policy in Syria. An Israeli jet was shot down for the first time in 36 years, allowing President Assad and his allies to collect a victory and regain prestige in the Middle Eastern streets. Israel did not understand that it could no longer achieve its goals in Syria, that the variety of options had shrunk, and that the policy of intimidation – which Israel cannot abandon – far from helping, only strengthens its enemies, Assad, Hezbollah and Iran.

When Hezbollah hit the INS Hanit Sa’ar-5 class corvette of the Israeli Navy during the 2006 war, it effectively removed the entire Israeli Navy from the battle, showing Israel both how determined Hezbollah is to fight, and its capacity to innovate, and reveal military surprises. The downing of the Israeli F-16 certainly informed Tel Aviv that Syria has recovered, ready to do what it has not done since 1973: it is certainly ready for war.

America is in the north-east of Syria and can only get out once it is seriously in trouble-wounded. Netanyahu, who has climbed the tree to sit next to Donald Trump on the same Syrian branch, has supported the jihadists-Takfiris of al-Qaeda and repetitively attacked the Syrian army. Today, the two leaders refuse to recognize that they are up the wrong tree: it is not even their tree! So there is a danger that they will only climb down from the tree when they are both hurt. It is very probable they both need a few more hard years to learn their lesson and let go of Syria.

Syria Does Not Fear War with Israel: The Rules of Engagement Have Changed



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Israel Seeks To Use Free Syrian Army To Establish 40km Deep 'Safe Zone' In Southern Syria – Report

By The Intercept, click to see the full-size map

Israel is using several Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in a three phases-plan to impose a 40km-deep ‘safe zone’ in southern Syria, the Intercept reported on January 23.

According to the report, Israel already accomplished the first phase of its plan and it is currently working with different Israeli and American NGOs to accomplish the second phase. The goal of this effort is to push Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian-backed forces 40km away from the Israeli border. An unnamed officer of the FSA told the Intercept that Israel is even willing to push these forces “as far back as Hama.”

A unnamed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) source revealed to the intercept that a small group of Israeli Army and intelligence personnel entered the western Dara countryside in July 2017 and met with commanders of the two FSA groups – Liwa Jaydour and Jaysh al-Ababil.

In September 2017, another meeting between Israeli representatives and commanders of Liwa Jaydour, the Golan Knights and the Syrian Revolutionaries Front took place in the border town of Rafid in the southern Quneitra countryside, according to the Intercept.

Abu Ahmad, a Syrian opposition activist, confirmed to the Intercept that several FSA groups in southern Syria are currently getting money and weapons from the Israeli side, especially after the US Military Operation Center (MOC) in Jordan had suspended its military support for FSA groups.

“Jordan stopped sending them weapons, so they turned to Israel instead,” Abu Ahmad told the Intercept.

The Intercept report also revealed that the Israeli Army started training and equipping a border police force of around 500 FSA fighters from the Golan Knights group as a part of the second phase of the Israeli safe zone plane. This border force is expected to patrol the separation of forces line from south of the government-held Druze town of Hadar through FSA-held towns of Jabata Khashab, Bir Ajam, Hamadiyah, and Quneitra, all the way to Rafid in the southern Quneitra countryside, according to the report.

This was not the first time when the coordination between Israel and FSA groups in southern Syria became public. On December 2, 2017 the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi revealed that the FSA and the Israeli Army are preparing a joint attack on the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in the western Daraa countryside.

The FSA-Israeli joint attack may be launched in the end of January, according to several oppositions sources, and it’s possible that this effort is a part of Israeli’s safe zone plane.

Israel could indirectly control the FSA groups in southern Syria and eliminate the ISIS threat in the western Daraa countryside. Hwever, it will be much more complicated to establish a 40km-wide safe zone in southern Syria because the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controls large parts of Daraa governorate, including more than half of the city of Daraa.

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General Suleimani Leaves a Letter to Owner of House He Dwelled in While Leading Al-Bukamal Battles

November 24, 2017

Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) elite Quds force, Major General Qassem Suleimani

The commander of IRGC’s Al-Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani left a letter to the owner of the house he dwelled in while leading the anti-ISIL battles in Syria’s Al-Bukamal.

General Suleimani apologized to the owner of the house for dwelling in it without his permission and expressed readiness to compensate for any damage he may have caused to the house, including his personal phone number in the letter.

General Suleimani also pointed out that he as a Shiite does not differ from the owner of the house who is Sunni, stressing that both follow Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and love His Family (P).

Source: Al-Manar Website

رسالة تركها اللواء #قاسم_سليماني لصاحب المنزل الذي استقر فيه خلال قيادته لمعارك #البوكمال

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رسالة تركها اللواء الحاج قاسم سليماني قائد قوة القدس لصاحب المنزل الذي استقر فيه خلال قيادته لمعركة السيطرة على مدينة البوكمال، حيث اعتذر من صاحب المنزل لاضطراره المكوث في المنزل بدون اذنه وطلب منه مسامحته، وابدى الحاج قاسم في الرسالة استعداده لدفع ثمن أي ضرر لحق في المنزل ووضع رقمه الخاص في نهاية الرسالة وأكد أنه جاهز لفعل أي شيء يطلبه صاحب المنزل كما أشار الحاج خلال رسالته إلى عدم وجود أي خلاف بينه كشيعي وبين صاحب المنزل كونه من أهل السنة لأن الإثنين من أتباع النبي الأعظم ومحبي أهل البيت عليهم السلام.

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On November 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias restored control over the border city of al-Bukamal after a week of intense fighting with ISIS terrorists there. The Russian Aerospace Forces actively supported the SAA advance.

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps General, Qasem Soleimani, was also filmed in the city. Earlier, the Hezbollah-linked TV channel Al Mayadeen claimed that Soleimani was a commander of the entire al-Bukamal operation.

According to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria, about 150 ISIS members had fled al-Bukamal through the Euphrates River. Some of them reportedly surrendered to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

On the same day, the SAA Tiger Forces advanced further along the western bank of the Euphrates. Government troops captured the villages of Kashmah and Salihiyah and besieged ISIS units in the area between al-Mayadin and Kashmah.

The SDF captured the town of Shu’aytat and the nearby points on the eastern back of the Euphrates. Pro-government sources claimed that the SDF was able to do this thanks to a deal with local ISIS members, led by Abu Talhat al-Mohajer.

In northern Hama, the SAA entered into the villages of Shakhtir and Abu Dali and Balil Hill, which had been controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies. An intense fighting is ongoing.

Pro-HTS sources claimed that militants destroyed a BMP-1 vehicle and a battle tank of the SAA during the clashes.

In Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, clashes continued between the SAA and Ahrar al-Sham in the Armored Vehicle Base where government troops re-established control over the command section and the section 446. Thus, the SAA reversed the key militant gains in the area.

In southern Syria, the SAA entered into the villages of Kafr Hawar, Bayt Sabir, Baytima and established control over them. HTS militants had withdrawn from the area thanks to the SAA actions and protests of the locals.

Israel responded to the SAA operations with two shelling incidents from its battle tanks. The first took place on November 18. The second was reported on November 20. The SAA suffered no casualties. Tel Aviv is upset that the Syrian government is restoring control over the areas previously seized by militants.

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Sayyed Nasrallah Slams Silence over Yemen Misery: Daesh’s State Toppled with Albukamal Victory


20-11-2017 | 21:54

Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered on Monday a televised speech in which he tackled the latest political developments in the region and Lebanon.

At the beginning of his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah condoled both the Iraqi and Iranian people over the victims who fell due to the recent earthquake that hit both countries.

He further condoled the Iranian leadership, Imam Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for the same reason.

On the first level, Sayyed Nasrallah commented on the victory scored last week on both the Iraqi and Syrian fronts in the fight against Daesh [Arabic Acronym for the terrorist “ISIS”/ “ISIL”].

“We’re in front of a great strategic victory by liberating Albukamal from Daesh,” His Eminence said, noting that ” this comes as Al-Rahwa was the last town in Iraq which was held by Daesh and was liberated.”

In addition, Sayyed Nasrallah recalled that years ago, “since they established the conspiracy of Daesh, we cooperated with Iraqi authorities and sent a number of Resistance fighters.”

“We’re waiting for the final victory,” Sayyed Nasrallah mentioned, pointing out that “if there is no need for Hezbollah fighters in Iraq anymore, we will withdraw them and send them to areas needed.”

As His Eminence predicted that “It is not far that the final victory over Daesh will be announced soon,” he viewed that “with liberating Albukamal we can announce the end of so-called Daesh caliphate or state. The victory over Daesh was victory of Islamic values over terrorists’ savagery.”

“After Deir Ez-Zor and Aleppo, the plan to divide Syria has failed,” he stated, underscoring that “the US greatly supported and aided Daesh in Albukamal.”

He further stated: “In Albukamal, the Americans secured ways for Daesh to move around. They did not strike from the air at Daesh and they did not allow the Syrian and Russian air forces to strike. When Daesh lost in Albukamal, the Americans helped the rest of militants withdraw.”

In addition His Eminence revealed that “the US sent its drones to Albukamal and provided Daesh with accurate information about what was going on. The American forces also provided air transfer for Daesh commanders and facilitated their escape to eastern shores of the Euphrates.”

“The Americans wanted Daesh to stay in Albukamal until the end. They also waged electronic warfare against forces that were fighting to liberate Albukamal,” he mentioned, warning of the coming American schemes: “Tomorrow or the day after, Daesh will join the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” [SDF]. Daesh will be recreated under different names.”

According to His Eminence, another proof of the American support to Daesh is what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has revealed from US financial supporting to Daesh.

In addition, Sayyed Nasrallah asserted that “the Syrian, Iraqi and Lebanese people need to see who formed Daesh and who tasked them with carrying out terrorist acts and who fought them.”

Meanwhile, the Resistance Leader thanked all fighters , officers, soldiers in the Syrian Army as well as the Iraqi Resistance forces, the Fatmyoun, Zaynbyon, Haidarion and all other branches.

Sayyed Nasrallah also thanked the Leader of the Iranian Al-Quds Forces, Major General Qaseem Suleimani for leading the battle in Albukamal forefronts

“The history will doubtlessly write the name of General Suleimani as a great leader,” he said, pointing out that “this big leader was present from the 1st day of Albukamal battle and was on the forefront of the confrontations and he might have been martyred at any moment.”

Furthermore, His Eminence thanked the Russian forces for the way they helped in fighting Daesh.

On another level, Sayyed Nasrallah slammed the Arab League’s moved of classifying Hezbollah as ‘ terrorist. “These accusations are expected and not new.”

To Arab League ministers, who gathered in Cairo, Sayyed Nasrallah asked: “What have you done to defeat and confront Daesh?”

“As forces, including Hezbollah, were liberating Albukamal from Daesh that everyone considers a terrorist organization, people were blacklisting Hezbollah as terrorist,” the Resistance Leader lamented.

To the Saudis and other ministers, His Eminence sent a sounding question: “Where are your emirs, Where are your leaders? What have you done to defeat Daesh?”

Predicting that countries will be threatened to be blacklisted as ‘terrorists’ because of their support tp the Resistance, as it’s the case with Lebanon, he clearly declared: “We officially state that we sent no weapons to Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and not to even any Arab country.”

“We proudly reveal that we armed the Palestinian Resistance, by rockets like the Kornet in Gaza and in Syria we are fighting with our weapons.” Sayyed Nasrallah affirmed.

The Resistance Leader went on to say: “The calamity and reason that gathered the Arabs in the Arab League is the ballistic missile that hit Saudi Arabia.”

“The talk about Hezbollah ballistic missiles is an empty one that seeks only to increase accusations on us. Do they have any proof?” he added.

Commenting on AL’s statement that if the Lebanese government don’t solve Hezbollah’s weapons their stability is threatened, Sayyed Nasrallah reminded the Arab minister, particularly the Bahraini and Saudi ones that the biggest threat to Lebanon was and still is “Israel”.

To them, Sayyed Nasrallah said: “When you don’t interfere in Lebanon, stability is guaranteed. Don’t incite “Israel” against Lebanon. Who’s going to protect Lebanon from “Israel”? You? Your army? Your warplanes?”

To Arabs and Muslims, the Resistance Leader emphasized: “You can listen to “Israeli” comments on coordination between them and some Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia.”

“It’s enough to quote the criminal former “Israeli” War Minister Moshe Yaalon who said: ‘It is not by accident that Adel Al-Jubeir says in Arabic what we say in Hebrew.”

“The main problem for Saudi Arabia is that they don’t understand that Yemenis have brains and are strong and they can produce their own weapons. They think that that the Yemenis are like them,” he stressed.”

Slamming the fact that “no one in the Arab world dares to question Saudi crimes in Yemen,” Sayyed Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the Arab ministers over Yemen by asking:

“Do you guys have religion? Is this the Arab dignity? Do you not have consciences, hearts, brains? Are you humans? Aren’t the Yemenis Arab?”

“Ask Saudi Arabia to stop the crushing of children’s bones and its massacres. Press for a political solution and this scary and suspicious silence in the Islamic world is unacceptable,” he confirmed.

Regarding the misery in Yemen, His Eminence wondered” “Is it possible that there we witness millions of Yemenis dying from Saudi bombing, blockade and cholera? Everyone is quiet on this, for the most part. Just call on Saudi Arabia to halt its massacres.”

On the Lebanese internal front, Sayyed Nasrallah announced that “Hezbollah is still waiting for the return of the PM Saad Hariri, who to us hasn’t resigned yet.”

He further thanked the Lebanese official Lebanese stance in the Arab League

To the Resistance people, Sayyed Nasrallah said: “Complete your path and road of major victories, not the latest will be the victory scored in Albukamal.”

Source: Al-Ahed news 

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