Israel Bombs an Elementary School in Quneitra Southwest of Syria

October 21, 2020 Arabi Souri

Israel bombed a school in Quneitra southwest of Syria

Israel bombed an elementary school with a missile shortly after midnight in the village of Hurriyah in the northern countryside of Quneitra Province, southwest of Syria.

The school has six classes for elementary learning and all the school’s windows and doors were broken in this bombing, the Syrian Ministry of Edcuation dispatched its maintenance teams to estimate the damage and removing the rubble and the repairs started immediately.

At 12:05 after midnight the Israeli IDF launched a missile at the school which caused material damage with no given reason and in breach of Syrian sovereignty, the international law, the UN charter, and the 1974 truce and under the watching eyes of the useless United Nations UNDOF observers.

Embattled Israeli PM Netanyahu needs an escape from the pressing protests against him by the foreign imported settlers and land thieves in occupied Palestine, just how corrupt he is that land thieves protest against his corruption!

Israel bombed an elementary school in Quneitra sothwest of Syria

Israel also needs the US cannon fodders to be involved in any war it might starts because it can surely start it but wouldn’t be able to handle it, especially not after the the year 2000 when the Lebanese Hezb Allah forced it out of southern Lebanon and later in 2006 when the same party brought it to the point of begging for a ceasefire from the USA and Qatar. Trump needs to withdraw his forces from West Asia before end of year standing, otherwise they’ll return laying in coffins as Iran and the Iraqi PMU vowed to force them out after Trump killed the Iranian General Qasim Soleimani and the Iraqi PMU Top Commander Abu Mahdi Muhandis.

The latest cross-border bombing of a school from the Syrian occupied Golan might be testing fire or just a message that Israel still has an army that can come out of their bunkers they’re hiding in since August when they killed a soldier of Hezb Allah near Damascus, and the Party’s chief vowed to kill an Israeli IDF soldier in response.

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هل للترسيم علاقة بمزارع شبعا… وماذا يقول فيلتمان؟

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مع الإعلان عن اتفاق إطار التفاوض لترسيم الحدود قفزت الى الواجهة قضية مزارع شبعا المحتلة من مصدرين لا يبدوان على اطلاع بالملف رغم مواقعهما العالية في السياسة والإعلام، المصدر الأول هو من مناوئين للمقاومة واستطراداً لعلاقتها بسورية، طرح فوراً قضية مزارع شبعا داعياً لتسريع ترسيم حدودها مع سورية كي يتسنى استرجاعها ضمن أطر التفاوض الحدودي المقبل. والمصدر الثاني من مناصرين للمقاومة أبدى خشيته من فخ في التفاوض فلم يجد الا القلق من أن يتم الانسحاب من مزارع شبعا لإخراج المقاومة وطرح مصير سلاحها بناء على ذلك. وبالرغم من أن المطالبين بالترسيم مع سورية يدركون أن القرار الإسرائيلي بالانسحاب منها أكبر من مجرد القناعة بكونها لبنانية لأن الحسابات الإسرائيلية للبقاء في المزارع استراتيجية وعسكرية، كما يدرك القلقون على مستقبل السلاح من الانسحاب أن له مهام ووظائف لا ينهيها الانسحاب بل يؤكدها طالما أن الانسحاب ما كان ليتم لولا هذا السلاح؛ يبدو أن نقاش النظريتين حول فرضيات علاقة مفاوضات الترسيم بمزارع شبعا باتت ضرورية.

القضية التي يتجاهلها او يجهلها الفريقان، هي أن رفض الأمم المتحدة الأخذ بالوثائق والخرائط اللبنانية التي تثبت لبنانية المزارع، لضمها إلى ولاية القرار 425 الذي ينص على انسحاب الفوات الإسرائيلية من كامل الأراضي اللبنانية حتى الحدود الدولية للبنان، لم يقم على تشكيك أممي بلبنانية المزارع، ولا بعدم تعاون سورية مع لبنان في تقديم الإثباتات اللازمة للبنانية المزارع، والموقف الإسرائيلي الرافض للانسحاب من المزارع كان مشابهاً للموقف الأممي ان لم يكن سبباً له. فالرفض الأممي والإسرائيلي ينطلقان من معادلة مختلفة، هي ربط مصير مزارع شبعا التي احتلت عام 1967 مع احتلال الجولان السوري بولاية القرار الأممي 242 ووقوعها تحت مهام الأندوف الذي يشكل قوة المراقبين الأمميين لفك الاشتباك في الجولان، وليس القرار 425 الذي صدر عام 1978، ولا ضمن مهام قوة اليونيفيل التي تشرف على تطبيقه في جنوب لبنان، ولذلك فإن كل المراسلات الأممية والإسرائيلية متطابقة لجهة أن ملف الانسحاب من مزارع شبعا المحتلة لن يفتح إلا مع البحث بتطبيق القرار 242 وعندها سيكون للوثائق اللبنانية والتأكيدات السورية عليها معنى ودور في تسهيل استعادتها من قبل لبنان.

الموقف الإسرائيلي لم يخض أي جدال حول لبنانية المزارع والتشكيك بوثائق وخرائط قدّمها لبنان مدعومة بتأييد سوري، بل كان ينطلق دائماً من ربط مصير المزارع بمصير القرار 242، وفي خلفية الموقف حسابات عسكرية استراتيجية تجعل الانسحاب من المزارع من الزاوية العسكرية إضعافا للانتشار العسكري في الجولان، وإخلالاً بتوازنات القوة العسكرية، حيث الترابط الجغرافي بين الجولان والمزارع، يجعل احتلالها ضرورة عسكرية لتثبيت احتلال الجولان، والانسحاب منها خلخلة للقدرة العسكرية على الاحتفاظ بالجولان، أما في الاعتبار الاستراتيجي وهو الأهم، فإن الإسرائيلي عندما ينسحب من المزارع يسلم بأن تطبيق القرار 242 قد فتح من بابه الواسع، فنص القرار واضح لجهة الدعوة للانسحاب من الأراضي التي تم احتلالها إلى خلف خط الرابع من حزيران عام 67، والمزارع تقع ضمن هذه الأراضي، وكل الوثائق الإسرائيلية في المراسلات الأممية تؤكد هذا المنطلق الإسرائيلي، ما يحول دون أي تراجع قانوني، عن الترابط بين المزارع والجولان، ولذلك سورية التي أيدت وثائق لبنان للمطالبة بالمزارع كانت تقوم بما تستدعيه علاقات الأخوة، خصوصاً أن ترسيم الحدود في المزارع خلافاً لما يعتقده الكثيرون خطأ هو ترسيم قائم وخرائطه موثقة لبنانياً وسورياً، ونقاط تحديده على الأرض قائمة قبل وقوع الاحتلال، وسورية تعرف انها مستفيد رئيسي من الانسحاب الإسرائيلي من المزارع لأنه يفتح الباب واسعاً لطرح القرار 242 على الطاولة، ويضع الإسرائيلي في وضع حرج، بالنسبة للجولان، ويذهب بعض المحللين الإسرائيليين للقول إن الانسحاب الإسرائيلي من المزارع مطلب سوري لإسقاط قرارات ضمّ الجولان وفتح باب إحياء القرار 242.

الكلام الصادر عن الدبلوماسي الأميركي السابق جيفري فيلتمان خلال حوار مع قناة الحرة الأميركية حول مفاوضات لا ترسيم له قيمة استثنائية، لأن فيلتمان الذي كان سفيراً أميركياً في لبنان خلال طرح قضية المزارع غداة التحرير عام 2000، وأصبح معاوناً للأمين العام للأمم المتحدة، تابع الملف من زواياه المختلفة، ولذلك فهو يجيب عن مصير المزارع من جهة، وعن سياق التفاوض وموازين القوى المحيطة به من جهة أخرى، فيقول «المزارع احتلت عام 1967 وعندما احتلت «إسرائيل» هضبة الجولان فقد شملت هذه المنطقة مزارع شبعا واللبنانيون لم يثيروا مسألة احتلال المزارع في الأمم المتحدة أو غيرها، إلا بعد وقت طويل جداً بعد عام 2000، على إثر انسحاب الإسرائيليين، وهي ليست جزءاً من الخط الأزرق بعد عام 1967 بين لبنان و»إسرائيل»، إنها جزء من الخطوط السورية الإسرائيلية، وأتساءل ما إذا كان حزب الله يتطلع إلى أن يحتفظ بكعكته ويأكلها في الوقت نفسه، كما يقال باللغة الإنجليزية. يعني أن يسمح بحل قضية الحدود البحرية من خلال اتفاق الإطار الذي رعاه الأميركيون، فيمكن للبنان أن يستفيد من احتياطات الغاز وربما يحل أيضاً الخلافات البرية بعد عام 1967، إذ هناك فقط 13 نقطة أحد الأطراف لديه تحفظات عليها، وقد يكون ممكناً حل هذه المسائل الحدودية، ولكن هذا لا يحل مسألة مزارع شبعا. ما يبقي لحزب الله عذر وحجة للحفاظ على ترسانته التي تشكل خطراً على لبنان».

قلق فيلتمان يفسّر قلق جماعته في لبنان ويطمئننا، ولعله لم يرد أن يقلها بالفم الملآن، لكنها تسربت بين شفاهه، أن المقاومة رابح رابح في هذا التفاوض، فهي أسقطت معادلة لا تفاوض ولا حلول في ظل السلاح، وفتحت باب حلول مالية واعدة للبنان، كما يقول فيلتمان، ونعلم ويعلم فيلتمان أن السلاح الحاضر في خلفية التفاوض سيفرض ربط أي استثمار إسرائيلي للثروات البحرية برضا المقاومة، اي بحصول لبنان على حقوقه، ووضعت «إسرائيل» في مأزق الانسحاب من مزارع شبعا وليس المقاومة، التي يحزن فيلتمان ومعه جماعته لأن السلاح باق ويتمدّد.

لبعض المتفذلكين على المقاومة في مفهوم الصراع مع العدو

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من حيث المبدأ لا يستقيم نقد إلا مع سلوك وموقع صاحبه، فمن يريد توجيه الانتقاد لفريق في الصراع عليه أن يكون متجاوزاً له نحو الأعلى في سياق الموقف والموقع والفعل، إذا كان حزباً أو قوة سياسية، أو على الأقل منتمياً على المستوى الفكري والسياسي الثابت والمستدام لمدرسة ومنهج أشد جذرية من الفريق المنتقد في النظر لقضايا الصراع إذا كان فرداً وصاحب رأي. وبالتوقف أمام ما قيل وكتب من انتقادات تناولت الإعلان عن اتفاق الإطار لترسيم الحدود البحرية من قبل رئيس مجلس النواب نبيه بري، الذي لم يعد موضع نقاش لكونه حاصل تنسيق بالتفاصيل مع قيادة المقاومة منذ يوم التفاوض الأول مع الأميركيين حتى الخاتمة المتمثلة بالبيان المصوغ بلغة تفاهم نيسان، الذي لم يكن أحد يومها مستعداً لرؤية كلمة «حكومة إسرائيل» فيه مصدراً لتساؤل، لأن الصادقين رأوا فيه الجوهر الصراعي التراكمي، في سياق واقعية مقتضيات هذا التراكم، أما الآخرون فتجاهلوا الانتقاد يومها لأنهم كانوا يعتقدون أن المقاومة كلها قائمة أصلاً على المبالغة في تقدير قوتها وما تسميه إنجازاتها، وسوف لن يطول عمر «أوهامها وأحلامها» بالتفوق على الاحتلال. من هنا يجب الوضوح بالقول إن كل نقد يوجه للإعلان تحت شعار التشكيك بما يعبر عنه في سياق الصراع مع العدو، ولو حصر سهامه برئيس مجلس النواب من باب الكيد السياسي، فهو يعلم أنه يستهدف حزب الله والمقاومة تشكيكاً بصدقية الموقع من الصراع مع العدو، فهل يملك هذا التشكيك قدراً من الصدقية؟

ماذا يعني مفهوم الصراع المفتوح مع كيان الاحتلال، هو السؤال المنهجيّ الأول الذي يطرحه النقاش، فهل هو يعني أن حركة المقاومة والدولة المقاومة في أي بلد عربي مجاور لفلسطين، ستسعى لجعل بلدها مجرد منطقة محرّرة من الاحتلال في حرب تحرير مفتوحة نحو فلسطين، على قاعدة أن الأمة واحدة، سورية أو عربية، وهل هذا ممكن واقعياً، أم أن على حركات المقاومة أن تضع منهجاً يقوم على ثنائية، ربط نضالها وموقفها بسقوف وطنية. فالدولة السورية المقاومة تضع سقفها الوطني بتحرير الجولان حتى خط الرابع من حزيران، كما قال القرار الأممي 242 والقرار 338، والمقاومة في لبنان تضع سقفها الوطني بتحرير الأراضي اللبنانية المحتلة حتى الحدود الدولية المعترف بها، وفقاً لنص القرار 425، وبالتوازي التمسك بالالتزام بالقضية الفلسطينية والحقوق التاريخية في كل فلسطين، ولو فرضت منعرجات الصراع استعمال مفردات ولغة تتناسب مع موازين القوى الدولية، كإعلان سورية وقبلها مصر مع الرئيس جمال عبد الناصر، السعي للسلام العادل والشامل، لرمي كرة التعطيل في ملعب العدو، والرهان على الزمن لبناء توازنات جديدة تتيح ملف التحرير للأراضي الفلسطينية، وكما تفعل المقاومة في لبنان عندما تربط وجود سلاحها بعناوين مثل حماية لبنان من العدوان، وضمان حق العودة للاجئين الفلسطينيين، وهل يعني ذلك تفريطاً بالقضاياً المصيرية والاستراتيجية في الصراع؟

عندما ننطلق من فهم ضبط الأداء الهجومي للمقاومة بالسقوف الوطنية، وضبط منهجها السياسي برفض التخلي عن أسباب القوة لأنها جزء من مقتضيات الصراع الذي لم ينته ولن ينتهي بالنسبة لها، إلا بتحرير كامل فلسطين وزوال الكيان، ندرك معنى المسار المتعرج للصراع، الذي يعرف مراحل سكون وتصعيد، ويعرف مراحل هدنة وحروب، لكن ضمن معادلة الحفاظ على أسباب القوة، وخوض الصراع على الوعي في كل تفاصيل الصراع، ولا يمكن رؤية كل الحملة التي تستهدف إعلان اتفاق الإطار، إلا في سياق تعطيل مهمة مراكمة الوعي لصالح ثقافة المقاومة وخيار المقاومة وجعل المقاومة في حال دفاع، تحت وابل التشكيك كي لا تتمكن من ترسيخ خلاصة جوهرية محورها، ان كيان الاحتلال فقد القدرة على التسيّد في المنطقة. وهو رضخ مجبراً لشروط لبنان، القوي بمقاومته، لأن الكيان لن يستطيع توفير الأمن لاستثمار الغاز في فلسطين المحتلة، من دون أن يسلّم بحقوق لبنان التي كان يرغب بالسطو عليها. وهذا يعني بمفهوم معركة الوعي تظهير المقاومة كمصدر قوة للدولة الوطنية، بعد حروب فكرية وسياسية وإعلامية ممتدة خلال أعوام بشراكة دولية وعربية ولبنانية تريد تظهير المقاومة كعبء على بلدها وسبباً لاستجلاب العقوبات والحصار وفقدان الموارد. وإذ هي تظهر حامية للثروات ومصدراً للحفاظ على الموارد وتحصيل حقوق كانت ستضيع لولا وجود هذه المقاومة وقوتها، من دون أن تبيع للعدو شيئاً في السياسة، أو تفتح بازراً للبيع والشراء، فالتفاوض غير مباشر وعسكري وتقني وسينتهي بمحاضر وخرائط اسوة بما جرى في نقاط البر على مراحل متعددة.

السؤال الذي تجب الإجابة عليه بشجاعة، بعيداً عن التفذلك، هل يعيب المقاومة أن يكون معادل فرض شروطها في التفاهمات المؤقتة ضمن حركة الصراع، هو التوقيت، فالذي أجبر العدو على قبول تفاهم نيسان الذي قيل فيه إنه شرعن المقاومة وصولاً لتمكينها من إنجاز التحرير، هو نفاد الوقت منه ضمن مدى قدرته على الاحتمال، ومثل ذلك حدث في حرب تموز 2006 وفرض شروط المقاومة ضمن القرار 1701، فسقطت مشاريع القوات المتعددة الجنسيات ونزع سلاح المقاومة كشروط لوقف النار. وها هي المقاومة في ظل القرار 1701 باعتراف أعدائها أشدّ قوة ومصدر خطر وجودي على الكيان، ومثل ذلك حصل في عام 2000، مع نفاد الوقت المتاح لإعلان إتمام الانسحاب من لبنان، فنال لبنان ملايين الأمتار المربعة، ومثل ذلك يحدث اليوم، مع فرض شروط التفاوض غير المباشر والرعاية الأممية لعملية الترسيم، وما فرض على العدو ومن خلفه الأميركي القبول هو حاجته للتوقيت، سواء لجهة الاستثمار الذي يحتاجه في ما يمكن تحصيله من حقول الغاز، أو الاستثمار السياسي الذي يحتاجه الأميركي في سياق انتخاباته الرئاسية، وفي كل هذه المحطات هل كانت المقايضة على نصف الشروط بدلاً من مقايضة كل الشروط بالتوقيت هي الأصحّ والأسلم وفقاً لقوانين الصراع حيث التوقيت عابر، والشروط دائمة، أم أن الأفضل هو التخلّي عن فرصة تحقيق الشروط لحرمان العدو من كسب التوقيت، وهل تبني هذه العدمية العبثية مقاومة وتحقق تراكم وعي وإنجازات في الميدان؟

السؤال الذي لا يقلّ أهمية، هو أنه في كل هدنة ووقف نار، من تفاهم نيسان، وقبله فك الاشتباك في الجولان، وبعدهما بعد العام 2000، وبعد القرار 1701، تبادل مع العدو في الحصول على مقدار من الأمن التكتيكي، من دون منحه ضمانات للأمن الاستراتيجي الذي يبقى تعزيز مقدرات المقاومة والتذكير بمعادلاتها الرادعة مصدر تهديد دائم له ضمن التأكيد على الطابع المصيري والوجودي للصراع. فهل في هذا المفهوم لنيل الأمن من جانب العدو تكتيكياً ما يعيب المقاومة في صدقيتها؟ وهل في نيل العدو أمناً تكتيكياً لاستثماراته في حقول الغاز، مقابل التسليم بحقوق لبنان، التي كان يرغب العدو بالسطو عليها وأجبرته مخاوفه على أمن الاستثمار، على التسليم بالحقوق اللبنانية، وهل ينتقص هذا الأمن التكتيكي الذي يصاحب كل مراحل التفاهمات من جدية مشروع المقاومة وصدقيته في نهائية مواجهته مع الكيان وسعيه لإزالته عن الخريطة؟

المقاومة الصادقة في توجهاتها الاستراتيجية تحتاج لرسم خريطة طريق نجاحها، إلى عدم الوقوع تحت ابتزاز تطرفين، تطرف يقيس صدقيتها القومية بأن تتجاهل أنها حامل موضوعي لأسباب القوة لهوية وطنية، وأن تتجاهل قوانين الصراع وقواعد تراكم موازين القوة، ومن ضمنها مراكمة الوعي، وبنظر هؤلاء على المقاومة أن تمتنع عن كل هدنة، والهدنة أمن للعدو بمثل ما هي أمن للمقاومة، فتبقي جبهاتها مشتعلة حتى لو خسرت شعبها من ورائها، وتورطت بمواجهات تفقدها مصادر قوتها كي تثبت أنها مخلصة لفلسطين، وتطرّف آخر يقيس صدقيتها الوطنية بأن تتجاهل مسؤوليتها القومية، وتنسى فلسطين، وتبني على قواعد المعادلات الوطنية اللبنانية وحدها مصير حركتها، فتنتهي مهمتها في الصراع بمجرد تحقيق المصالح الوطنية، ولو كان الثمن التخلي عن مسؤوليتها القومية، فلا مشكلة لدى أصحاب هذا التطرف بالتطبيع والاعتراف بشرعية كيان الاحتلال إذا كان الثمن مكاسب لبنانية، والمقاومة لا تنتمي لهذا التطرّف ولا لذاك لسبب بسيط، لأنها تعي وطنيتها وقوميتها بصفتهما مصدري تكامل لا تنافر.

Further Betrayal of Palestinians

By The Muslim News

Global Research, October 07, 2020

The Muslim News 25 September 2020

The old idiom says, “possession is nine-tenths of the law”, but in the case of the dispossessed Palestinians, occupation represents one hundred per cent of the law after their land was usurped due to Israel’s creation some 82 years ago. Other Arab territories have been annexed in a succession of wars that followed too.

Justice is further away than ever with the UAE and Bahrain formally becoming the latest Arab countries to sell out their Palestinian brethren by normalising relations with Israel, despite Israel’s continued illegal military occupation of Palestinian land and the expansions of illegal settlements and destruction of Palestinian homes.

Both Arab dictators proceeded to formally sign agreements to normalise relations with Israel at a ceremony hosted by President, Donald Trump, the most pro-Israel US leader since Harry Truman who presided over the recognition of Israel in 1948.

Trump has torn up so many international conventions and norms by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, despite its special status, as well as handing over Syria’s Golan Heights that have been illegally occupied by Israel for over half a century.

Trump’s “No-Peace/Peace Plan” for Palestine. Netanyahu/Gantz Invited to White House to Discuss “Deal of the Century”

The move by the UAE and Bahrain to the Israeli camp is also a shift to realign the Middle East against Iran, described by Benjamin Netanyahu as Tel Aviv’s biggest enemy. Tehran was one of just a few countries to publicly condemn the normalisation of relations, describing it as “shameful” and a “humiliating act.”

Trump has tried to turn the rest of the world against Iran by trying to destroy the landmark nuclear deal by unilaterally withdrawing. According to Middle East Eye Editor, David Hearst, the new alliance in the Middle East could also be targeted against Turkey’s influence in the region.

The deal was brokered by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner and former British PM, Tony Blair, who called the deal “a massive and welcome opportunity to recast the politics of the region.”

The former envoy to the Middle East Quartet has spent much of his forced retirement time trying to encourage Arab countries to build cooperation with Israel based on a “shared outlook.”

He is credited with turning the accepted formula of “peace with the Palestinians before normalisation” on its head by effectively relegating their legitimate aspirations for a viable state to the back of the queue.

Perplexingly, apart from dangling the prospects of more US military sales, the UAE is reported to have received a pledge from Netanyahu that Israel will temporarily suspend its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, not to carry out the usurpation of territories already illegally seized for decades.

The new alliances are a further trampling of Palestinian rights by Israel’s incessant illicit encroachments. The theft of their land is a legacy of British colonialism and placing a special responsibility on the UK to put right before might.

The latest Arab alliance, which some suspect comes ahead of Saudi Arabia following suit, is a sad day, not just a more betrayal and as such sets a precedent that there is little sense of justice left in the world.

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A Stroke of Genius

A Stroke of Genius

October 02, 2020

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker Blog

It takes strength, endurance, resignation and stomach to like Donald Trump. Not for what he actually is. Under the pen of Alexandre Dumas, for example, Trump may even appear as a not-dislikable Yankee D’Artagnan of sorts. Maybe with less finesse than the original musketeer, whose contained yet French swaggering captivated millions of readers, when reading was still ‘cool’.

Rather for some infamous things Trump did and for some unspeakable people he has endorsed or surrounded himself with.

As for things evil, I’ll refer, for one, to the disgraceful delivery of the stolen Golan Heights to the Zionist entity – proving that before the Arabs’ complaints were to be finally dismissed, all remedy should be hopeless.

The other is the treatment and characterization of Venezuela. Some words, in time, are debased by vulgar application, and can be no longer heard without the involuntary recollection of unpleasing images. Such is the case of ‘freedom’, ‘democracy’ and ‘socialism’ uttered by Trump and his minions.

This is no place for platitudes about socialism, but using ‘socialism’ as an excuse to strangle Venezuela is yet an atrocious misuse of language and thought. For it forces Venezuelans to see Americans as strangers to whom Venezuelan life is indifferent, or enemies, for whom Venezuelans’ deaths are desirable.

As for Trump’s associated detestable characters there is only the embarrassment of choice. Elliott Abrams, for one, the disgust of whom arises from the revival of images he is commonly associated with, notably the Nicaraguan ‘Contras’ campaign, for which he was actually tried and condemned as one who has committed a crime. In other words a criminal.

Besides, Abrams is the perfect live embodiment of the Merchant of Venice, seeing whom a protagonist in the play exclaims, “Here comes the devil, in the likeness of a (term and characterization avoided for they may be disturbing to some readers).”

On a related subject, I read recently that Jewish financiers and academics are developing artificial intelligence in order to ceaselessly scan the Internet for “hidden anti-Semitism on social media.”

The Times of Britain reports, “Workers on the “Decoding Anti-Semitism Project” will write algorithms to find codes such as “Juice” instead of “Jews” and look for anti-Jewish narratives, conspiracy theories and stereotypes that are harder to detect automatically than explicit racism. They hope to develop a tool that can scan websites and social media profiles for implicit anti-Semitism.”

A strange range of Jews and European crypto-academic characters staff this curious venture. The prize is several million euros in grants, donated by the German-Jewish Alfred Landecker Foundation, an NGO with strings that suggest both comedy and tragedy.

Who established the Alfred Landecker Foundation? The Reimann family, German billionaires who own controlling stakes in Krispy Kreme, Dr. Pepper and other major players in the goy-poisoning food-market. The Reimanns have pledged 250 million euros during the next 10 years.

The family is not Jewish, but was targeted for “reparations” by sundry Jewish “defense bodies.” It began last year when some influential Jewish journalists and organizations triggered an international public relations blackmail campaign against the Reimanns. For, apparently, there were some skeletons in the Reimanns’ National Socialist past.

Devra First, for example, a Jewish journalist at the Boston Globe, led one of the early attacks with an article titled, “I found out Nazi money is behind my favorite coffee. Should I keep drinking it?” It is easy to predict that she may not drink the coffee but keep the money.

As for the “Decoding Anti-Semitism Project,” given the massive Zionist successful fight against free speech, the reader can easily imagine and construe the consequences.

But I digress. Another obnoxious, despicable and ridicule character is the hyper-buffoon Juan Guaidó, whom most of my readers would not probably even trust to park their car – a veritable master at making a complete ass of himself worldwide. For example, by believing that two pranksters posing as the President of Switzerland and his interpreter asked his ‘permission’ to transfer Venezuelan government money held in Swizerland to Guaìdo’s personal Swiss bank account. And to whom Guaidó pledged his help in promoting a color revolution in the Russian Federation to replace Putin with Navalny.

But returning to Trump, we may set all of the above apart, when recognizing genius. For such I rate his having made himself recognized as Covid-19 positive (along with his wife). Even if he (and supposedly she) are asymptomatic and apparently in good health.

For, by doing so, he may avoid the traps inherent in the patently pitiful debates. He will equally avoid the violent (BLM, Antifa) predicted outbreaks associated with his public presence, and maybe even direct terrorist assaults.

Furthermore, he will be able to wage his electoral campaign from the White House, maybe in front of the fireplace (FD Roosevelt style). While his enemies will be inherently prevented from criticism of the venue and the reason thereof.

After all they vehemently maligned him for having been ‘soft’ on Covid. Therefore they cannot certainly expect him to violate the quarantine, risking to infect all he comes in contact with. And by appearing in TV in good health, he may actually and factually counterbalance the apocalyptic narratives of the mainstream media and associates.

Furthermore, his enemies cannot even utter the suspicion that he is simulating the malady. For if the suspicion arose that the ‘swabs’ can be a tool for manipulation, liable to yield unreliable or even purposely inaccurate answers, the whole construct would begin to creak.

Hence Trump, for once, has defeated his enemies by using their very tools.

All of the above does not change the reality that – even assuming no fraud in the elections, given the documented ease of deception without a user-registration system – the Americans will still be compelled to chose the lesser of two evils, commonly known as the evil of two lessers.

Jewish Settler Chief: ‘Palestinians have no right to a state, Bible says Israel for the Jews’

Via The saker

Jewish Settler Chief: ‘Palestinians have no right to a state, Bible says Israel for the Jews’

September 23, 2020

Middle East Observer

Description:
In an extended interview with the Israeli i24News Arabic channel, Jewish settler leader Daniella Weiss says that Palestinians have no right to establish a state, and that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people as proclaimed by the ‘eternal words of the Bible’.

Weiss also expresses her disappointment with the UAE for demanding that the annexation plan for parts of the West Bank be frozen in exchange for Emirati peace with Israel. Weiss wondered, “I don’t understand why for peace, we, the settlers in Judea and Samaria (i.e. the West Bank), are expected to stop developing ourselves!”

Source: i24NEWS Arabic (YouTube)

Date: Sep 4, 2020(Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true)

Transcript:

Host:

Welcome, dear viewers, to a new episode of “Hadith Akhar”.

Her settlement activity in the West Bank began in the early 1970s. She was the secretary general of the most hardline settlement movement. She was imprisoned for rioting in the West Bank. In past years she has also been active in a movement that supports the establishment of illegal settlement outposts.

We talk to Daniella Weiss in “Hadith Akhar”.

TV report:

Daniella Weiss was born in Bnei Brak, just east of Tel Aviv in 1945. During the period 1984-1988, she was the General Secretary of the Gush Emunim settlement movement. In 1987, she was arrested and convicted with respect to rioting in the city of Qalqilya (located in the north of the West Bank). During the period 1996-2007, she was elected head of the local council of the Kedumim settlement, just near Qalqilya. In 1992, she failed to reach the Knesset on a ticket supported by settlers.

Host:

Welcome Ms. Daniella. Let us start from the latest developments in the (Israeli) political arena.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu froze the annexation plan (to annex the West Bank, or parts thereof, to Israel territory)in exchange for establishing ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). First, how do you view this step by Netanyahu?

Weiss:

Greetings. I think that this step is a big mistake on the part of our Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the development of the Jewish community in Judea and Samaria (i.e. the Israeli government term for the West Bank). But, I’m not sure that he specifically said that he will “freeze” (the annexation plan), I think he said that he will ‘stop the process of annexation of declaring Israeli law on the Jewish community (in that region). But if you’re telling me that it’s even worse (than this), then I’ll be disappointed with him, since (Netanyahu) is a great leader and I, as a member of the Jewish community in Judea and Samaria, always expect more from him.

Host:

This is a controversial topic (cancelation of annexation plan); Netanyahu says that he “halted” or “froze” (the annexation plan). In contrast, the Emirati state says that this plan is “canceled and is now off the table” in exchange for ties with the UAE. So, was it peace in exchange for (cancelling) this Israeli (annexation) plan?

Weiss:

I must say that I am very much disappointed also from the Emirati side, that they demand stopping the annexation or the development of the Jewish community (in exchange) for peace. Well, I was planning to show you what is the stage of (sic) – these black spots (on the map) show what is planned for the Palestinian state, and the white color refers to Jewish settlement. This means that the Israeli state is threatened by a Palestinian state which doesn’t express love or support for the Jewish state.

For this reason, I don’t understand why for peace, we, the settlers in Judea and Samaria (i.e. the West Bank), we are expected to stop developing ourselves. It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t sound like a step towards peace, it sounds like leaving us, the settlers in Judea and Samaria, and leaving the state of Israel with a narrow strip (of land), if they were (indeed) to take off part of this land for the sake of a Palestinian state.

This is (most) unreasonable. And I am looking forward to seeing how (Netanyahu) sees this peace agreement, because there doesn’t seem to me much peace in this agreement. It seems to be an intersection of interests, which is good for the Emirates, good for the US, but not good for Israel.

Host:

Yet peace (between Israel) and the Arabs, and several Arab states, considering that many of (these states) had mutual enmity with Israel, isn’t Israel’s sense of security and safety in relation to neighbouring Arab states, isn’t this worth giving up the annexation plan and settlement expansion in the West Bank?

Weiss:

I think I am trying to explain. There is a reason to give away the annexation (plan).  But there is a map which shows that the narrow waist of the Israeli state is an impossible situation for (Israel) to live long with. I think we should be more careful, since some say that the Sinai Peninsula that was given to the Egyptians poses some threat to Israel. But (for me) it is livable. Certain parts from the borders that were given to Jordan were small. Gaza was a catastrophe, but we can live with it. But can we live without our heart? The center of our homeland? This makes no sense. I know there is a high level of celebration but I am not celebrating. I am warning. I warn if the condition was to stop Jewish life in the heart of our homeland for what is defined as a peace, then this is not a peace.

Host:

Yet you had your own stance in relation to the annexation plan. When this plan was proposed and put into implementation, it faced opposition due to ideological reasons that considered (the plan) destructive for the Israeli state and for the settlement project. On the other hand, the world and the majority of the world view it as being destructive for the two-state solution. What threatens this plan? What threatens your (settlement) project in this regard?

Weiss:

You did very good homework. Not many people in Israel know exactly what the stance of some settlers was. It is correct that I was in the settler camp which was very much against the annexation plan which went by the plan which is called the “Trump Plan” or the “Deal of the Century”. Why was I against it? Because it was directly connected with building a Palestinian (home) state, and here it’s not just about giving 30% (of the area) for the settlers and the rest is for the Palestinians It was a formal recognition that gives the possibility for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the heart of the homeland of the Jews. Why would I agree with it? Do you know why some did agree with it? Because we were under so much stress – I mean we the settlers – for so many years, with the freezing (of the settlements) in Obama’s time, in addition to the redlines even during Trump’s term.

So some people were thinking that there will be (positive) change; that we (as settlers in certain outposts) will become considered a part of the Israeli state, and that this will be in our favor. Usually, I see life in its positive fold. This time though, I saw that Trump, Kushner, and their team pledged that 70% of this area be for a Palestinian state that will be established. I believe that this is impossible. There is a Palestinian Authority that has the democratic ability to run life for Palestinians in a democratic way, but not through an independent state.

Host:

You oppose Trump’s Deal of the Century; don’t you feel concerned that you will lose such an American ally who backs Israel? Don’t you fear that Israel and the settlers may lose this supportive friend of Israel?

Weiss:

Mohammad, you are asking me this question on the day of the first ever flight from Israel to Abu Dhabi into the Emirates. It’s not just about this tiny thing, i.e. what is going to happen in Judea and Samaria. It is a global interest. More than Israel needs the US, the US needs Israel. Because it is a global interest. It is the ongoing struggle between Russia and US; it’s about natural resources; about oil; about the world fight against terror; about the Iran threat; about the conflict between Iran (on the one hand), and Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and the US (on the other). It is a global thing.

I was planning to to tell (Netanyahu), who’s going to deliver an address in 20 minutes, that he shouldn’t be afraid of the US. Trump is an ally of Israel. And since the (US) has (shared) interests with Israel and interests in the Middle East, (Netanyahu) knows well that the US can rely on Israel (which serves its interests). It is time for Netanyahu to demand from Trump the growth of the Jewish community in Judea and Samaria, and not the freezing of such construction. We must be brave and not bow down.  (Netanyahu) is a brave man, but the freezing (of settlement construction) in Judea and Samaria is not a brave step from him.

Host:

You are against the establishment of a Palestinian state and the freezing of settlement construction in the West Bank as well. If we want to talk about the borders of the state of Israel as far as you’re concerned, where do the borders of the state of Israel extend to? You have shown your map (to the viewers), kindly show us the Israeli state borders (on your map), as far as you’re concerned.

Weiss:

From the political point of view, the state of Israel, in the current political situation, is located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, including the entire Golan Heights, the Galilee and the Golan (regions). Regarding the Jewish religion and its creed, we can (then) speak the language of the religion and creed; we have the ‘promised land’ from the Bible. The Middle East in WWI and WWII was different from now. Some day, according to the Bible, a change may occur in this land. But in this current political situation, (Israeli) borders are between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Host:

What about the Palestinians for whom you deny the right of statehood? Where should they go? Is the solution, as you use to say, to encourage (the Palestinians) to migrate?

Weiss:

Let’s start from the first part of your question. The Palestinians have the ‘Palestinian Authority’. This authority has the right to have its own democratic elections; it has the right to have its own institutions and departments; however, it is not a state of its own. The only state in Israel is Israel. This is its name, Israel, coming from our forefathers. So there’s no option to build another state within France or the United Kingdom, just as there is no option to establish another state within Israel. Israel is for the Jews. ‘Israel’, meaning Jacob, this is the beginning of our nation.

Today, what will happen? (The Palestinians) have an Authority, they have independent lives, but they have no ability to vote for the Knesset. They can vote for their own institutions, not as (institutions) of a state, but rather institutions belonging to the (Palestinian) Authority.

Host:

However, more than 5 million Palestinians live in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Don’t they have the right to have an independent state in which they can live?

Weiss:

I think that – and we will not debate now whether there are four or five million (Palestinians), four million is still a good number – let’s continue from this point: the fact that the Jewish state was established, and even before this, the fact that the Jewish pioneers came from all over the world and began to revive the holy land of Israel once again, which was a desolate country at the end of the Ottoman Empire.

Then it attracted – and this is a well-known fact – it attracted many Arabs, Bedouins, tribes, from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt, they all came to the land of Israel, and this is how (this land) was developed. It was the result of the Jews who came to this land; the new cities and towns that were established by Jewish pioneers, who revived the desolate land, and made it an attractive place for people all over the Middle East.

That does not mean that we – that the Jews – have to give up and say: ‘well, we have to share the only state that the Jews have in the world, to share it with another country’. They should have taken this into consideration, and we said it at the appropriate time, that we will never divide up our homeland in Israel (with other people). By the way, and here I made a mistake: there was a partition plan in 1947, and the Jewish leadership did agree (to it), to share the western part of the land of Israel. This proposal was rejected by the Arabs, and I (personally) was not in support of this proposal either.

Sayyed Nasrallah’s Full Speech on the Tenth of Muharram

Sayyed Nasrallah’s Full Speech on the Tenth of Muharram
Video Here

Translated by Staff

Full speech of Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the occasion of the tenth day of Muharram (08/30/2020)

I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace be upon our Master and Prophet, the Seal of Prophets, Abi al-Qassem Muhammad Bin Abdullah and his good and pure household and his good and chosen companions and all the prophets and messengers.

Peace be upon you, O my master and my lord, O Aba Abdullah and upon souls that gathered in your courtyard. Peace be upon you from me forever as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night. May Allah not decide this time of my visit to you both to be the last. Peace be upon Hussein, Ali bin Al Hussein, the children of Hussein, and the companions of Hussein.

Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you all. May God Almighty reward you.

On the tenth day of the anniversary of the great calamity and tragedy that befell the Muslims and the nation, which we always remember, and every year on this day we offer condolences to the one who is truly consoled, to the one who cried Al-Hussein at his birth and before his martyrdom, the Messenger of Allah, the master of the messengers and the prophets, Muhammad bin Abdullah (PBUH), who was the grandfather of Al-Hussein (PBUH). To the Commander of the Faithful, Ali bin Abi Talib (PBUH); to the Mistress of the Women of the Worlds, the mother of Al-Hussein Fatima Al-Zahra (PBUH); to Imam Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba, the oppressed martyr (PBUH); to our masters and imams; to the remnant of Allah on earth, our souls be sacrificed for him, whose cries his grandfather blood instead of tears; to all Muslims and those who love the household of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), we offer our condolences on this great day and on this painful occasion.
This year, the tenth day [of Muharram], especially for us in Lebanon, comes sadder. The squares and streets in Lebanon, which were crowded and filled with devotees and mourners during times like this, are today empty because of this epidemic that struck the world.

Every year, the scene was always strong and distinctive. It expresses the people’s loyalty, insight, awareness, passion, and love for God, the Messenger of God, and the Messenger of God’s household.

We ask God Almighty to lift this pandemic from all the peoples of the world, from us and from you, so that the we can mark the anniversary next year as it has always been marked throughout the years, God willing.

It has been customary that on the tenth day that we summarize the situation in Karbala, and then from there, we talk about our contemporary issues. Here, I will invoke two well-known positions of the Master of the martyrs, Abu Abdullah Al-Hussein (PBUH).

The first position: When falsehood, its logic, policy, and position prevail and become dominant, while the truth is lost, becomes estranged, and even condemned, every believer, honest and free people are required to take a stance of protest that may reach to martyrdom.

In this position, Al-Hussein (PBUH) said: “Can you not see that the truth is not followed, and the falsehood is not shunned?” He said this when he was explaining the reason for his departure and his journey to Karbala as well as the state of the ummah at that time.

“Can you not see that the truth is not followed, and the falsehood is not shunned? In such circumstances a believer should desire to meet Allah.” – if every person will definitely meet God Almighty, and the believer will meet God, let him meet Him while he is right, defending the truth, fighting for the truth, and being martyred for the sake of the truth.

“In such circumstances, a believer should desire to meet Allah. Surely, I regard death as nothing but an honor and life with oppressors as anything but disgrace.” – what kind of life is this when falsehood becomes the one that governs all people’s issues, large and small.

The second position: When the pretenders, dictators, thieves, invaders, and occupiers give you two options: either accept the humiliating solutions and the humiliating life or bear the war they are imposing on you and its consequences. Then, the choice in the school of Karbala is clear, decisive, and strong. 

“Beware that this illegitimate son of the illegitimate one has made me choose between the two: drawing sword and humiliation, and never to humiliation!” – why? Was it a position based on his mood? No!

“Verily, Allah disagrees to it and so do His Prophet, and the sacred laps which nursed us, the modest, and those who abhor disgrace disagree to it that we bow down to the ignoble men, and they exhort us to being killed manly in the battlefield over it.” – this is the summary of the situation on the tenth day in Karbala.

Based on these two foundations, I will delve into some of our current issues.

I have a few words or two points regarding the situation in the region. Regarding the Lebanese situation, there are a number of points. Of course, the issue regarding the southern borders with occupied Palestine, I will include it with the Lebanese situation.

First: Regarding the struggle in the region today, there are two clear scenes or positions for the struggle between right and falsehood, meaning there is no confusion between them.

The first position: Palestine is occupied. The Zionist “Israelis” have been occupying this holy land since 1948 and 1967, in addition to Syria’s occupied Golan, Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shouba Hills, and the Lebanese part of the town of al-Ghajar. There is a clear and unambiguous falsehood here – occupation, invasion, confiscation of the rights of others by force, terrorism, and massacres. There is also a clear and undisputed truth – the right of the Palestinian people to the entirety of Palestine from the sea to the river, the right of the Syrian people to the entire occupied Golan, and the right of the Lebanese people to the rest of their occupied land.

There are always those who want to impose falsehood – occupation by military force, wars, destruction, murder, assassination, displacement, economic siege and starvation. Today, in the face of this falsehood, there are those who stand by the side of truth, those who uphold the truth, and those who fight for this right and resist this occupation. They are the ones who reject this usurping entity. They include countries, peoples, and resistance movements.

Today, on the tenth of Muharram, on the day when faith is expressed firmly, we in Hezbollah and in the Islamic Resistance affirm our categorical commitment to rejecting this usurping entity and not recognizing it even if the whole world acknowledges it. We cannot recognize this apparent falsehood, this injustice, invasion, occupation, and the confiscation of lands, the people’s rights and sanctities. This is our commitment. 

We will remain beside all who fight and confront this entity that is usurping al-Quds, Palestine, the occupied Syrian Golan, and Lebanese territory still under occupation and is threatening the entire region.

The second position: The reality and fate of the peoples, governments, states, and resources not only occupied Palestine, but also the region in which we live. 

There is also a struggle between truth and falsehood. The truth is represented by the people and the governments that express the will of the people. The people in our region want to live in their countries free and dignified. They want their countries’ natural resources for them – oil, gas and water for the people; they want to make their own decisions. 

The falsehood is represented by the American hegemony and the American administration that wants to control and impose governments on peoples; to impose humiliating solutions that serve the interest of the Zionist enemy; to plunder oil and gas; and steal money directly and indirectly. The US represents this apparent falsehood, this clear falsehood.

Among the manifestations of the subjugation attempts and US hegemony on our region, peoples, and countries are the American policies towards occupied Palestine and the Palestinian people’s cause, the imposed war on Yemen six years ago (this war is primarily American with the Saudis and Emiratis being tools for fighting, spending money, buying weapons. But the real decision is an American one. Today, if the Americans want the war on Yemen to end, it will end. The Americans want this war to continue. The Saudis and the Emiratis are American tools. They carry out America’s desires and decisions.), the unjust blockade on Syria and the Caesar Act, the American occupation of a Syrian land east of the Euphrates and the direct plunder of oil fields by US companies, American support for authoritarian regimes in our region, foremost among which is the suffering of our people in Bahrain for many years, and the American impudence in dominating Iraq and plundering its resources under different pretexts.

Among the biggest manifestations of aggression, greed, and US interference in our region is the continuous aggression against Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution lead by His Eminence Imam Khomeini, wars, sanctions, blockades, regional and international complicity with a US administration and decision.

We are facing this conflict between the right – represented by these peoples, these governments, and the resistance movements, which we summarize as the axis of resistance – and the American falsehood that wants to dominate, control, plunder, and milk the money and good of our peoples and leave them in unemployment, ignorance, illiteracy, hunger, disease, fear, and anxiety,

On the tenth of Muharram, on the day of Karbala, from a doctrinal and religious position, we can only say that we can only be on the side of truth, on the side of the fighters for the truth and the defenders of truth in our region in the face of this American falsehood.

Contrary to the false numbers that some are spreading, we will triumph in this battle the way we triumphed in Lebanon and in Palestine during the past years; the way the steadfast and patient people in Yemen are achieving victory; the way Syria triumphed; the way Iraq achieved victory over Daesh and the takfiri terrorist organizations created by the US administration; and the way Iran was steadfast and achieved victory in its war. 

In our opinion, victory is in the future of this conflict – in first place Palestine and in its wider scope, the region. It is a matter of time. One of the important indicators of the strength of this axis is that during the past years it faced a global war in more than one country, arena, and field. Yet, it emerged victorious with its head held high. This is what will happen in the near future, God willing.

Second: The second point regarding the situation in the region. It is also my duty on the tenth of Muharram to say the truth no matter how high the prices. We condemn all attempts by any country, group, figure, class, party, and regime to recognize “Israel”, and we condemn any form of normalization with this enemy.

In this context, we reiterate our condemnation of the position of UAE officials and those who chose this option. Of course, as we said earlier, they moved from secret normalization to a public one. But look and learn a lesson, the “Israelis” did not allow some Emirati officials to save face. This showed the “Israeli” enemy’s arrogance and insolence. 

Some Emirati officials, for example, said that they took this step to prevent Netanyahu from annexing large parts of the West Bank. The “Israelis” did not even wait a few hours; Netanyahu invalidated their excuse and said the annexation is still on his government’s agenda.

He could have given them at least two to three days to pass the lie to their people, to the Arab people, and to Palestine and the Palestinian people; to sell them the lie; and make it seem like they made a great political achievement and got paid for the agreement. 

Of course, any agreement of this kind has no price, no matter how great it is. This is a betrayal. Whatever the price that they got in return, how so if there was no price? He (Netanyahu) did not allow them to save face – that is if they even had a face to show. He invalidated their claims more than once. He held a quick press conference and posted tweets on Twitter.

Moreover, the Emiratis have promoted that this agreement will open the door for the UAE, for example, to obtain F-35 aircraft and high-quality American weapons and technology. Netanyahu immediately declared that this is incorrect and not part of the deal, saying “Israel” will not accept to have the UAE acquire F-35s – knowing that Netanyahu, his masters, and his slaves are well aware that the F-35s will not be used by the UAE against the “Israeli” entity. However, “Israel” does not trust the UAE, any country in the region, or any people in the region. Its real guarantee is its strategic military superiority.

This is how the occupier deals with those who crawl towards it under the pretext of peace and normalization. They even said that we moved from the concept of ‘peace in return for the land’ to ‘peace in return for nothing,’ nothing at all except for humiliation and shame.

I mentioned previously and will repeat that what the UAE did is a free service to Trump in his worst political days. It is also a free service to Netanyahu in his worst political life. Anyway, this is a condemned position and it must be condemned. We will be asked about our condemnation of this position on Judgment Day about.

I turn to the Lebanese situation. In the Lebanese situation, we will present several points. 

1- The first point is the issue of the government. We assume and hope, God willing, that tomorrow during the parliamentary consultations, the Lebanese parliamentary blocs and deputies will be able to name a candidate who enjoys the required acceptance constitutionally to be mandated to form the new government. We pin high hopes on what will happen during these hours, which will be translated, God willing, tomorrow during the consultations.

We need a government capable of improving the economic, financial, and livelihood situation, reconstruction, and the completion of reforms. Reforms are a national demand, and they are everyone’s demand. We support going in reforms as far as possible. Of course, some hypocrites and liars in Lebanon say that Hezbollah poses as an obstacle to carrying out reforms. God willing, whether in naming the prime minister or forming a government, we will be cooperative and contribute to pulling the country out of the void that we have always rejected and warned against.

2- The second point: There are international calls from some countries in the world, both regional and domestic, to heed to the demands of the Lebanese people – the Lebanese people have demands, calling for a set of reforms: we want a government that expresses the Lebanese people’s will and represents them. 

Excellent, these are valid demands without discussion, regardless of the background from which these calls are based. But these are righteous words. Our desire in Lebanon as well as in all the region and the world, our desire is always to have a government and a state that express the desires and aspirations of our people and translate them in practical and realistic terms. But we must be clear and specific since there is a main misconception here. Someone may come from outside or from the inside and lay down or assume a group of demands, then say these are the demands of the Lebanese people. They may also assume a form of representation by themselves, then say this represents the Lebanese people.

Today, since we are talking about mains topics, I call for addressing this issue, meaning we all agree that any state, any government, any parliament, any judiciary, and any institution in our political system must heed to the demands of the Lebanese people and fulfill their hopes and aspirations. 

Regarding the Lebanese people and their aspirations and demands, it is clear who the Lebanese people are – unless we want to disagree in determining who the Lebanese people are. The Lebanese people are the Lebanese men and women in Lebanon and those abroad. There are no official statistics, but generally it is close to five million more or less between resident and expatriate. 

How do we identify and know the demands of the Lebanese people? Do we adopt the method of demonstrations as some are trying to adopt now? For example, if several hundred people took to the streets, in any area – Martyrs’ Square, anywhere in Lebanon – for one day or several days, held a sit-in, and put forward demands. Will these demands become the Lebanese people’s? If several thousand people took to the street and put forward a set of demands, are these the demands of the Lebanese people? If tens of thousands of people countered the aforementioned protests and put forward different demands, will these be expressing the aspirations of the Lebanese people? If another group of the Lebanese people were provoked, and in the face of the tens of thousands, a hundred thousand or hundreds of thousands came out, would these people be expressing the demands of the Lebanese people?

Do we use demonstrations and taking to the street as a mechanism for expressing and exploring the demands of the Lebanese people? Let us agree. If we agree on this mechanism, then we will all adopt it to express the demands and aspirations of the Lebanese people. Then the government, the state, and the international community must respect this mechanism, recognize it, defend it, and not deny it.

This is an example of a mechanism. Of course, I am not suggesting. 

Should we, for example, adopt a referendum, a popular referendum like in many democratic countries? The Lebanese always talk about Switzerland and that Lebanon is the Switzerland of the East. Well, Switzerland holds a popular referendum on main issues. 

Would you like us to adopt this mechanism and hold a referendum on the demands, aspirations, and hopes? There are people who do not accept the popular referendum and directly talk to you about the numerical majority and that it would not work in Lebanon, etc.

Would you, for example, adopt a reliable, scientific, multiple, intersecting, objective, and reliable opinion poll mechanism? Are there other mechanisms? We are ready to discuss whatever means you prefer. But this matter should be addressed in Lebanon so we all 
understand each other.

In Lebanon, we must define what our people want and what must be addressed in order to cut off the road to anyone who imposes demands and aspirations and says that they are the demands of the Lebanese people. You want to adopt the parliamentary elections, well, we made parliamentary elections based on the best possible law suitable for the Lebanese situation – the law of proportional representation. Opportunities were presented to everyone, and the current parliament won. And after a short period of time and very early on, there were calls for early parliamentary elections.

Well, what exactly do you want? My question today is to the political forces, to the religious authorities, to the judicial and media elites, and to the entire Lebanese people, a question even to the Lebanese people: What are the mechanisms that you, the Lebanese people, want to adopt in order to express your aspirations and hopes so the rulers, the ministers, the representatives, and the leaders in Lebanon as well as the countries in the world and the international community know them.

This issue needs a solution. This is not solved. No one in Lebanon, without exception, no religious authority can come out and say this is what the Lebanese people want.

How did you know? Did you conduct an opinion poll and asked the Lebanese people? Did you make a referendum? No political leader can come out and say this is the will of the Lebanese people, let alone someone who represents himself – even his wife might not believe in his political choices. 

No, not even us as a party can claim that we express the will of the entire Lebanese people even though the results of the elections and the facts state that we are the largest political party in Lebanon with more supporters than any other party or as a duo with the Amal movement, or with our other allies. We only express the will of those we represent.

Be honest and objective. This issue needs to be addressed so that we can set our country on the path towards a proper and correct cure. When the government is mentioned, who said that the Lebanese people, for example, want a neutral government, a technocratic government, a political government, or a technopolitical government? There is no solution. Yes, there is one solution – if we consider that the elections express the opinion of the Lebanese people and that the parliamentary majority, for example, is call for a certain type government, then we can say that this government is what the majority of the Lebanese people is demanding.

3- The third point: We heard a call from the French president, on his recent visit to Lebanon, for a new political era in the country. In the past few days, we heard from French official sources sharp criticism of the sectarian system in Lebanon, and that this system is no longer capable of solving Lebanon’s problems and responding to its needs. I would like to say today that we are open to any calm discussion in this field, to reach a new political era, but we have a condition – this debate and this national dialogue should take place in line with the will and consent of the various Lebanese factions. Thus, if there are people who fear that a debate will take place or fear heading towards a new political era, then we must respect these concerns.

It is good, that a hundred years after the establishment of the current Lebanese entity and the state of Greater Lebanon, for the Lebanese to sit down and discuss this matter. But I have a remark on the appearance of the suggestion and its content. This reveals a problem in the Lebanese political culture and the Lebanese political mentality. 

Let us assume that a Lebanese religious authority, a political authority, one of the three leaders, a group of MPs, or a Lebanese party called for a new political era. What would have happened in the country? They would have been accused of blasphemy, not being patriotic, agents, and someone serving a certain project. The matter will then take a sectarian dimension, etc. 

I remember a few years ago – I did not talk about a new political era; a new political era means starting from the beginning – I spoke about a founding conference to develop the Taif Agreement, to develop an existing political era. We remember at the time the reactions of some parties and authorities. Then, later I spoke and retracted it. 

The point is that this matter reveals a problem in the Lebanese political culture and mentality. When this suggestion comes from outside, from any president or another country, even if we respect his ideas and endeavors, you find the whole country silent. No one is objecting. No one was accused. The matter did not take a certain dimension. Of course, if the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran or the Syrian president called the Lebanese to a new political era, what would have happened in the country? Some countries are classified as friends, and even those who disagree with them, the latter deals with them with respect, just as we do.

This, of course, is a problem in the Lebanese political life and mentality. Thank God, there is someone who came from somewhere in the world and the people in Lebanon did not comment negatively on what he proposed, and thus opening the door for such discussions. This debate should be opened some day.
4- The fourth point: The explosion in the port of Beirut. We emphasize the firm judicial follow-up, and we talked about this at the beginning. It should not diminish or weaken with time, and officials, especially in the judiciary, must pursue this matter without political accounts and courtesies. The blood of the martyrs, the wounded, the unknown fate of the missing people, and the suffering of people should not be lost or forgotten. We emphasize on speeding up compensation for people so that they can return to their homes. We also call on the competent authorities, specifically the Lebanese army since it is the one that carried out the technical investigation and sought the help of experts from abroad, to announce the results of the technical investigation.

Here, I am not talking about the judicial investigation – who is responsible, which director, minister, head of department. This is another matter related to the judiciary. But there should be something that has been accomplished or at being concluded. If it is accomplished, we hope it will be announced. If it’s being wrapped up, we hope that it will end and be announced.

Let the debate and fabrications in the country be resolved. We ask the technical investigation to tell us whether there were in Warehouse 12, in other hangars, or in the whole port of Beirut, missiles, weapons, or ammunition. Let it say that. Announcing this matter will end the lies and will cut off slanderous tongues, which have worked on this topic for days and are still working on it despite the clarity of the issue. But there is insistence on this matter.

Also, regarding the issue of the ammonium nitrate, because when it became known that there were no missiles, ammunition, or weapons, or any such nonsense, and since it was known who brought the ammonium nitrate, they change their story – the ammonium nitrate belongs to Hezbollah, they brought them in, the ship belongs to Hezbollah, the bank is for Hezbollah. The same lies. 

Any Lebanese or anyone from the Gulf can simply pay a foreign newspaper some money to write an article with some information. Then some Lebanese with their media outlets can quote a certain newspaper in the world and say that the ammonium nitrate was so and so. We hope the authorities concerned with the investigation, the Lebanese army in particular, resolve this issue and announce the results.

Of course, there is a second matter that will follow, and we must follow up on it. We will follow up on it. I will talk about the resistance since the president, the Free Patriotic movement, and everyone else is defending themselves. Is it reasonable, for example, that a TV station creates an atmosphere during sensitive and emotional times for days on end, convincing a stratum that this devastating and thunderous blast is caused by Hezbollah, Hezbollah’s missiles, and Hezbollah’s weapons?

If it turns out that this talk is baseless, does it mean forgive and forget? Thus, anyone can create a hateful and ugly atmosphere in the country with this level of distortion, incitement, and injustice. And it ends as if nothing happened. Aren’t there government agencies that should follow up on this matter? It just so happens that the government has resigned, but there are judicial bodies that must follow up on the matter. There are concerned parties in Lebanon that must follow up on this issue. 

It is important for people to hold these lying TV stations accountable. People should hold them accountable because people are being affected – their minds, hearts, and emotions. False convictions and positions are built on these lies. In the end, this is the fate of a country.

5- The fifth point: We have the anniversary of the second liberation in the Bekaa after the first liberation in the south in May 2000. We remember the suffering of our people in the Bekaa, especially in Baalbek-Hermel in the adjacent villages that were facing attacks by takfiri groups as well as the dangers and constant threats of storming these villages. Some suicide operations and bomb attacks took place here. There were also some explosive devices that were discovered.

We also recall these takfiri groups’ blatant aggression against the Lebanese army and the security forces; they kidnapped and killed officers and soldiers of the Lebanese army and the security forces; the humiliation they practiced via the media outlets available to them. All of this existed for years. However, the decisive response from the beginning came from the people and the resistance because the Lebanese army was committed to defense. It did not attack due to the absence of the political decision that came later during the Jaroud Operation. 

The decisive response and the last decisive battle were a new victory created by the equation: the army, the people, and the resistance. We always provide credibility for this proposition through achievements on the field. The second liberation, similar to the first, is one of the achievements on the field.

Yelling, complaining, and crying would not have liberated our barrens in the Bekaa. Our towns in the villages of Baalbek-Hermel, whose inhabitants are varied, would not have been aided because we have a sectarian composition in the country. The golden equation: the army, the people, and the resistance, is the one that protected, defended, liberated, and brought about security.

On this anniversary, as I said a few nights ago, it is our duty to thank the martyrs, the families of the martyrs, the wounded, all the fighters of the Islamic Resistance, the fighters in Hezbollah, the officers and soldiers of the Lebanese army, and the officers and soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army. I also mentioned some of the forces in the Syrian militia that fought with us in the Qalamoun region on the second side of the Jaroud.
All of them made efforts, gave blood, got wounded, and made sacrifices, and some were martyred so that we can get to where we are now. There is also the diverse popular environment that has adopted this option. 

I will simply tell you that there were people in the Jaroud that opposed their political leaderships’ choices. All the people in those villages demanded that the battle against the takfiri groups be resolved. The people did not see the militants as rebels or a reform movement. They saw them as a group of takfiri terrorist and killers.

Today, we must issue a warning again since there is a daily attempt to re-produce Daesh in Iraq. There are security operations in Syria. There is an attempt to re-produce Daesh in the east of the Euphrates, most probably in the Jazira region that leads to the al-Sokhna and Palmyra. The Syrian army and its various allies in the Jazira region are fighting these groups that are being regenerated. They are, in fact, defending the security of Syria and defending Lebanon, its borders, and hills.

Unfortunately, if one day these militants were able to reach Palmyra again, surely these barrens and these sites would be one of the places they would want to seize.

In fact, we must be aware. On the second liberation day, we must value all those who are fighting today in the Jazira region in defense of Syria, Lebanon, and the whole region.

6- The sixth point: We will follow up on all the options and proposals that we previously talked about to address the economic, financial, and life situations in Lebanon with the new government, which we hope will be formed quickly. And there are steps that have been taken regarding the agricultural-industrial jihad and popular efforts to confront any attempt to starve that we announced. There are steps that will be followed up on. We must continue this work – set programs and cooperate at the national level, government and people, because this is a great challenge facing the Lebanese people.

7- The seventh point: We have the anniversary of the kidnapping of His Eminence the leader Imam Musa Al-Sadr and his two companions and dear brothers, His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Yaqoub and Mr. Abbas Badruddin, may God return them to their families and to their homeland safely.

This is a comprehensive national anniversary of what Imam Sayyed Musa al-Sadr represented not only at the Shiite level, but also at the national and Islamic levels. This cause belongs to all of us. 

Imam al-Sadr is the imam of the resistance. He drew for all of us a clear path and approach to the conflict with the Zionist enemy and the manner in dealing with national issues and issues of the region.

On the anniversary of his kidnapping, we affirm that we all in Hezbollah and in the Amal movement belong to this great imam, his mind, his soul, his thought, his path, and his approach. On the anniversary of his forced absence, we emphasize two things: 

The first thing is the depth of the relationship between Hezbollah and the Amal Movement – the cooperation, coordination, and integration between them. This is in our opinion and contrary to the desires of many in the country. 

Contrary to the desires of many in the country, this relationship, in our opinion, is what always achieves the most important and greatest interest of Lebanon, which is protecting Lebanon through the equation of the army, the people, and the resistance. It also serves many national interests.

Some unfortunate, sad, and painful events that take place between young people here and there, in this town or that place – thank God, some of these events take place within long intervals, not in succession – are condemned and rejected. The youth must face them consciously. 

But certainly, due to the trust and the strong and mutual relationship between the leaders of the Amal Movement and Hezbollah, we can overcome even these unfortunate events and overcome them consciously, responsibly, and firmly. We have to cut off the road to all those who hope and are betting on a strife between the brothers.

The second thing is that we in Hezbollah have always been and will always be supportive of the leadership of the Amal Movement, the Supreme Islamic Shia Council, the family of Imam Sayyed Musa al-Sadr and the families of His Eminence Sheikh Muhammad Yaqoub and Mr. Abbas Badruddin, i.e. supportive of all families, in all the steps that they have taken or might take in following up on their case. 

We are by their side and support them because they are the ones who are bearing the responsibility and took on this responsibility. And this is a very natural thing. We are by their side. We put ourselves at their disposal in all that can be asked of us in this regard.

8- The eighth point: Here I will speak clearly. I left it for the last for the “Israelis” and for the people to have a clear understanding of our position and the situation on the southern border with occupied Palestine. Several weeks ago, “Israeli” air raids on the vicinity of Damascus airport lead to the martyrdom of a number of martyrs including our brother and mujahid martyr Kamel Mohsen. We are committed to an equation, and we have always applied this equation and are keen on applying it. Our goal is not revenge in the true sense of the word. Our goal is to punish the killers and to establish the balance of deterrence for protection. This manner has been adopted since 2006.

We only issued a statement and said that martyr brother Ali Kamel Mohsen was martyred as a result of an “Israeli” raid on Damascus airport. We only said that, and we did not say anything else.

The “Israelis” on their own stood on a foot and a half. The “Israelis” know perfectly well, and this of course is one of the resistance’s achievements. The “Israelis” deal with arrogance and aggression with entire regimes and armies, but it deals with the resistance in a different way. This did not come as a result of words and speeches. This was the result of 38 years of sacrifices, jihad, perseverance, achievements, and victories, while the “Israelis” were dealt disappointments, defeats, as well as military and security failures.

On their own – to summarize the situation – stood on foot and a half along the borders from the sea to the Golan heights, not only on the Lebanese borders, but also on the Syrian border with occupied Palestine. 

The “Israelis” carried out all the measures that you know. They evacuated military sites – if you go there now, you’ll find that they’ve been evacuated. Meanwhile, there are sites that were not evacuated, but the soldiers there are in hiding. The patrols were canceled completely. Sometimes, a patrol quickly passes and exceptionally in places if they felt that there was no movement for the resistance. The “Israelis” started sending unmanned vehicles and putting dummies dressed as “Israeli” soldiers in them like last year. It is as if they are telling us to target this vehicle. Then a helicopter and an ambulance will come and put the soldiers in stretchers. By doing so, they think they fooled us. It’s like, O Hezbollah, what do you want? You want to kill a soldier, well you have. Isn’t this what they are doing? This is what the “Israelis” are doing now.

Yesterday, you saw on television how they brought a walking robot and put a dummy on it for us to assume it was a soldier and that this is an opportunity.
These measures are still in place and have been in place for weeks. This is part of the punishment. This is an army that considers itself the most powerful army in the region as opposed to the resistance in Lebanon. Yes, I tell you that it is standing on a foot and a half on all the borders. They are anxious. The measures are not only taken along the border, but also behind it – they check who enters the settlements and who leaves; checkpoints are set up; training programs are disrupted; maneuver programs are disrupted; artillery groups and troops are deployed; the Iron Dome is on high alert awaiting the resistance. The “Israelis” know that this resistance has credibility and is serious.

When something happens along the border, “they think that every shout is against them,” as we said in the statement. If they sensed a certain movement at a certain point, they begin bombing the perimeter of their posts in the Shebaa Farms, in the Manara point, i.e. facing Meiss Ej Jabal and Aitaroun, and in the western sector area.

This reflects a state of confusion, anxiety, and panic among the “Israelis”. Why would they bomb sites? They are supposed to have information and control over the information. They are supposed to be alert or have information in any case.

Today, I want to be clear about this. Up to this point, we consider everything that has happened since the martyrdom of our brother to be a part of the retribution. We are convinced of that. But I would like to be clearer for the benefit of the people in Lebanon who follow us, as well as for the “Israelis”. If we wanted to respond just in order to raise the morale or for media consumption, we would have retaliated on the first day. Let me go into details. Simply put, there are “Israeli” posts in Shebaa Farms and even along the border. as far as we are concerned, this matter is over. At one point, we used to distinguish between the Shebaa Farms and the border. The Shebaa Farms are occupied Lebanese territory, and nobody should dispute our right to resist. But when the “Israelis” attack, there is no longer a distinction between the Shebaa Farms and the international border. We concluded this matter the last time.

Quite simply, the men of the resistance could have hit a military post with a group of rockets, hitting some fortifications and some installations. Then, we could have filmed this and sent it to all media outlets. And Allah Akbar… and this would have been our response to the martyrdom of our brother. But no “Israeli” soldier would have been killed or wounded. 

It is also possible that “Israelis” might do what they did in the Shebaa Farms incident – they put the ladder for us so we can get down from the top of the tree. They can bring helicopters and stretchers and pretend to show wounded people the wat they did at the time of the Avivim barracks incident. Then everything is over.

This was not our goal. We are not looking to win points in the media or to just raise the morale. We want to set a certain equation, and today, I will be franker about this equation than any time in the past.

Let the “Israelis” understand: When you kill one of our mujahideen, we will kill someone your soldiers. That’s it. This is the equation. It is not that you kill one of us, and we bomb a post, hills, bunkers, some iron and tin installations. They have lots of money. They can replace these objects. This is not the one that will create a balance of deterrence with “Israel”.  

The “Israelis” know – this is the first time I speak bluntly – that we are not looking for success in the media or for a photo-op. They know that we are looking for an “Israeli” soldier to kill. This is why they are hiding all their soldiers. They are hiding like mice.

This is the resistance’s point of strength. This is not a point of weakness. This is not a failure. The accuracy is that the resistance is not here to spill its anger or seeking to do a consumer work. 

The resistance is serious in accomplishing this mission. The “Israelis” are hoping for anything to happen so that things return to normal in the north of occupied Palestine and their done with it. This matter is not like this to us. During the last incident a few days ago, more than one flare bomb was thrown, and phosphorous bombs set fire to places – unfortunately, shells hit some homes and an agricultural institution called “Green Without Borders” – but praise be to God, no one was injured or martyred. There were only material damages.

We did not engage in gun battle because, honestly, this is what the “Israelis” wanted – they attacked our front and we retaliated. They burned some trees, and we did the same thing. And that’s it. 

We feel that this wastes the blood of our martyr and the equation of deterrence. What the “Israelis” did a few days ago as well as a few weeks ago when a missile mistakenly hit a house in al-Habbariya are all recorded in the account. Settling this is coming. We consider this a categorical and decisive decision. It is only a matter of time and place. We are not in a hurry or wrecking our nerves – is it going to be today or tomorrow? 

We do not consider it a weakness if the response was late because we could not find a target that would achieve the objective. In the end, how long will you stay in your burrows? How long? A week, two weeks, a month, two months, three months? Regardless of the duration, time is not a pressing matter to us. No one is pressing us with time either. 

Eventually, you will go out on the road and we will meet you. We will set this equation. All the threats by Netanyahu, Gantz, and the Chief of Staff Kochavi will not prevent us from setting the achievement that was enshrined by the blood of thousands of martyrs.

9- The last point: Just a few words regarding the coronavirus. The number in Lebanon is spiking, unfortunately. Every day, the number is going above 650 cases. The decision to close is not being implemented. Of course, there is a resigned government whose circumstances are difficult. Even if a new government is formed, I do not know to what extent we will be able to handle this matter.

On the other hand, closing is difficult. Shop owners, restaurant owners, and hoteliers are protesting. People need to go to work. Thus, there is a method which is adopted today in the world, but it requires commitment. It does not require closure, and people can go to work and making a living. 

There are two words circulating in the whole world: social distancing. Can we abide by social distancing or not? Can we commit to wearing masks or not? 

Hence, social distancing and wearing a mask. One of the knowledgeable doctors says: the mask, the mask, and the mask. In any case, the results of the vaccine have not appeared so far, and this situation may continue for months and years. So, what do we do? Today, hospitals, directors, and officials in Lebanon say that we no longer have the capacity to receive patients, and the number of deaths is increasing every day. Do we need a calamity to happen in order for people to wake up? Why isn’t there commitment? Can’t we get married without a wedding part? Yes, we can. 

Can we console each other over the phone and on social media? Yes, we can. The dearest thing to us this year was the month of Ramadan, and we were committed [to the measures]. Marking the nights of Ashura was the dearest thing to us, and we were committed. Can we commit to the measures during other occasions? In our behavior and our life? We can do that. Today, this is a very great responsibility, I repeat and say that has to do with religion, the Hereafter, and the question on the Day of Resurrection. This is a religious duty. It is not a desirable act and leaving it is undesirable. This is a religious duty that means neglecting it is a sin, for which a person will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection. This is speaking from a religious standpoint. If we want to speak from a humanitarian and moral standpoint as well as from our responsibility towards our families and others around us, we must resolve this issue. So, what can we do?

Should we, for example, beg you, plead with you, kiss your hands? O people, for your safety, for the safety of the country, and for the safety of all residents of this country. There should be a different sense of responsibility.

Since we are talking about the tenth day, I would like to conclude by talking about Hussein (PBUH). We were hurt that this year we did not have the chance to attend mourning ceremonies. From now, we must commit to the coronaviruss measures to get rid of this pandemic in Lebanon so that we can take part in mourning ceremonies next year. 

If there was still a pandemic, our performance to commit to the measures would make controlling it easier. What is the gateway by which we can use to tell people: O our family, our loved ones, and our people, please abide by social distancing, the mask, and disinfecting? 

I ask God Almighty to keep everyone in good health.

In conclusion, on Ashura, on the tenth day, we renew our commitment and pledge to our imam by continuing this path. We will keep telling him no matter how long “Labaik ya Hussein! [I am here, O Hussein!].”

No matter how great the sacrifices are, “Labaik ya Hussein!” With our blood, our tears, our remains, our cries, our patience, our grievances, our estrangement, our hopes and our pain, our cry will remain “Labaik ya Hussein!”

No Yazid in this world could cut us of from Hussein, from the truth for which Hussein was martyred, and from attending jihad arenas for the sake of the truth that Hussain called us to stand for. No one will ever be able to. We will remain Hussainis and people of Karbala and Ashura. We will carry this thought, this culture, this loyalty and sincerity, and this constant willingness to sacrifice souls, money, children, and dear ones for the sake of the truth that we believe in.

Peace be upon you, O my master and my lord, O Aba Abdullah and upon souls that gathered in your courtyard. Peace be upon you from me forever as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night. May Allah not decide this time of my visit to you both to be the last. Peace be upon Hussein, Ali bin Al Hussein, the children of Hussein, and the companions of Hussein.

Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you all. May God Almighty bless you, better your consolation, and reward you.
 

DUMMY SOLDIERS AND ABANDONED BATTLE TANKS: ISRAEL PREPARES FOR WAR WITH HEZBOLLAH

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Dummy Soldiers And Abandoned Battle Tanks: Israel Prepares For War With  Hezbollah
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Hikers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights found at least 5 armed and unguarded Merkava Mk. IV battle tanks.

The doors of the battle tanks were open with equipment and munitions left completely unguarded inside. The incident took place amid the growing tensions between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defense Forces in both the Golan Heights area and along the Israeli-Lebanese contact line.

During the past weeks, the Israeli military was actively deploying troops and equipment to reinforce their positions in these areas. It is highly likely that the abandoned battle tanks were a part of these reinforcements. So, if Israeli sources do not know how to explain this failure, they can easily blame Hezbollah.

Indeed, Israel is already taking steps to do this. On August 29, the Lebanese group’s Central Media released a video of the incident that took place about a week ago. The video showed a dummy soldier moving amid a cloud of thick smoke on the Israeli-Lebanese separation line. Two Merkava IV battle tanks of the IDF were guarding the “robot soldier.” The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) often use such “dummy targets” in an attempt to trick Hezbollah in times of tensions.

On August 26, IDF aircraft carried out several airstrikes on what it called “observation posts” of Hezbollah near the contact line in southern Lebanon. The IDF said the strikes were a response to a security incident, in which shots were fired at an Israeli force operating near the town of al-Manar. The incident, which took place at 22:40 on August 25, resulted in no casualties, according to the IDF’s statement.

“The IDF considers the Lebanese government responsible for what happens from its territory,” Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee, a spokesman for the IDF, said, adding: “We view the incident with extreme seriousness, like every attempt to violate the sovereignty of the State of Israel, and our forces will remain in a state of great readiness to preserve the sovereignty of Israel and the security of the population as needed.”

Thus, the IDF reinforced its threats to carry out strikes on Lebanon in response to any attack or provocation from this direction. Apparently, the IDF sees the possible strikes on “dummy soldiers” intentionally put in danger areas on the contact line with Lebanon as one of such attacks. Lebanese sources claim that the IDF is intentionally seeking a pretext for military actions against Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah vowed that Hezbollah will kill an Israeli soldier every time the Israeli military kills one of his group’s fighters. The Lebanese leader made the new threat in a televised speech commemorating the 10th of Muharram, a holy Islamic day highly admired by Shiites, on August 30. The Hezbollah-Israeli tensions seem to be ready to explode with an open military confrontation at any moment.

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Tal Lev-Ram, a correspondent for “Israel’s” Maariv newspaper, is forecasting a tense and heated phase for the “Israeli” military along the norther frontier in the near future. The outlook comes despite the “relative calm” on the ground and civilian life carrying on as normal.

The reporter examined recent statements by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah regarding the open account with the enemy – the party will continue to collect from the “Israeli” army. He said that this did not surprise the “Israeli” security establishment.

Lev-Ram pointed out that the assessment confirms that Sayyed Nasrallah’s objective is a limited operation aimed at killing an “Israeli” soldier in response to the killing of a Hezbollah member in an attack attributed to “Israel” in Syria about a month ago.

He added that there are those in the occupation army who don’t believe that the high level of tension that may last for a long time warrants imposing restrictions on civilian routines in the north, whether on the settlers living in the region or on visitors to the occupied Galilee and Golan.

According to the reporter, the assessment of the occupation army “indicates that Hezbollah will continue its attempts to carry out an operation along the border, as it tried the last two times using precise tools and snipers so that the operation does not get out of control.” 

“Nevertheless, the army takes into account the possibility of an anti-armor missile being launched by Hezbollah at its forces, and that is why its officials on the ground strictly prevent and limit entry to threatened areas in Lebanon and avoid committing tactical mistakes in the area where Hezbollah continues to search for a target.”

In light of the tense situation in the region and Hezbollah’s assertion that it will continue attempting to carry out an operation against “Israeli” forces, the state of high alert may  spill over into the Jewish holiday season, which starts on September 18 and continues until the end of the month and includes the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement.

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Netanyahu Forces Set Fire in the Liberated Area of the Golan

August 31, 2020 Arabi Souri

Netanyahu IDF Terrorists Set fire in the Golan

Netanyahu forces set fire today at dawn on the barbed wire fence east of the occupied town of Majdal Shams, the Golan, in the northern Quneitra countryside, which led to the explosion of a landmine.

The fire, which was set by the Israeli occupation soldiers, spread to the east of the barbed wire fence in the liberated lands, opposite Majdal Shams, and affected agricultural and pastoral lands in the northern countryside of Quneitra, which led to the explosion of a landmine, as per the Syrian news agency SANA.

The Quneitra and Al-Haraj firefighters went to the area to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to the lands and surrounding woods in the area, SANA added in its report.

Israelis are living tense times these days since Netanyahu killed a soldier of Hezb Allah near Damascus on the 20th of July, last month in a bombing by fighter jets gifted to Israel by the US taxpayers.

Hezb Allah set a rule of deterrence that stipulates for each of the attacks against any of its facilities a counter-attack against an Israeli IDF terrorists’ facility will be carried out, each of its soldiers killed by an Israeli attack, an Israeli IDF terrorist will be killed in a counter-attack. This deterrence rules have spared Lebanon and much of Syria series of Israeli bombing and aggression since its last major aggression in 2006 which failed miserably and sent shockwaves throughout the foreign imported radical Zionist settlers on stolen Palestinian land.

Without a reminder of the rules of deterrence this time, Netanyahu forces fled the border sites and went on high alert since the July bombing anticipating Hezb Allah’s retaliation. Netanyahu tried to offer a number of targets for the Hezb soldiers to blow up for media stunts and call it even, the Lebanese resistance party insists on applying the Torah ruling: An eye for an eye.

The latest of such Netanyahu’s desperate stunts was sending a humanoid, a remotely controlled robot in the shape of an IDF terrorist in uniform, to the borderline with south Lebanon to fool Hezb soldiers, who instead shared a video showing the plot and humiliating the already embattled Netanyahu.

The fires in the Golan are part of the Israeli panic who are now fearing their shadows on the lands they stole, no matter what assurances they get from the Trump regime.

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حمد بن جاسم… لا مروءة لكذوب ولا ورع لسيّئ الخلق

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رئيس الوزراء القطري السابق حمد بن جاسم آل ثاني، والمُعاقب بعزله أميركياً، لفشله وأميره حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني في إسقاط الدولة السورية والرئيس بشار الأسد، بالتعاون والتنسيق التامين مع السعودية والولايات المتحدة الأميركية، بحسب اعتراف حمد بن جاسم في مقابلة على القناة القطرية الرسمية العام 2017. يطلّ علينا اليوم في تغريدات، من غرائب ما تضمّنته أنها انتقدت بشكل مباشر الاتفاق الإماراتي مع الكيان الصهيوني، برعاية الرئيس الأميركي ترامب الذي حرص شخصياً في الإعلان عنه.

التغريدات التي أطلقها حمد بن جاسم، تحمل الكثير من التناقضات والأكاذيب، على الرغم من إقراره أنّه مع ما أسماه «السلام»، والعلاقات المتكافئة مع كيان الاحتلال الصهيوني. كما أنّ لديه أصدقاء كُثر في أميركا والكيان، وهو على تواصل دائم معهم. ومن جملة ما تضمّنته تلك التغريدات من تناقضات وأكاذيب:

أنّه مع السلام الذي يقوم على أسس واضحة حتى يكون التطبيع دائماً ومستمراً ومقنعاً للشعوب. متناسياً أنّه ودولته من أولى الدول الخليجية، التي شرعت أبوابها للتطبيع مع الكيان، عندما افتتحت في العام 1996 ممثلية تجارية للكيان على أراضيها، والتي توّجت آنذاك في توقيع شمعون بيريز عدداً من الاتفاقات التجارية، وإنشاء بورصة قطرية للغاز في مستعمرة تل بيب في فلسطين المحتلة. وذلك بعد أن كشف حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني، في لقاء مع قناة «أم بي سي»، عن خطة لمشروع غاز بين قطر والكيان والأردن، مطالباً في ذلك الوقت بإلغاء الحصار الاقتصادي المفروض من جانب العرب على الكيان.

على الرغم من انتقاده اللاذع للجامعة العربية ومجلس التعاون الخليجي، أقرّ أنّ الجامعة العربية ومجلس التعاون حاله ميؤوس منها. حمد بن جاسم في اكتشافه عن راهن الجامعة العربية ومجلس التعاون الميؤوس منهما، بأثر رجعي يمتدّ إلى أكثر من عقدين من الزمن، يطرح سؤالاً، أليست دولة قطر ومعها الإمارات والسعودية، وبقوة البترو دولار، هم المسؤولون عن تحويل الجامعة قبل مجلس التعاون إلى أداة لتشريع التدخل الدولي في ليبيا، عندما دفعت الأموال لأمين عام الجامعة آنذاك عمرو موسى لتمرير القرار؟ وأيضاً أليست قطر هي مَن طلبت من السلطة الفلسطينية التنازل لها عن ترؤسها للقمة العربية، بهدف تجميد عضوية سورية في الجامعة العربية، واستجلاب من أسمتهم بـ “المعارضة السورية”، وقدّمت لهم ملايين الدولارات لإسقاط الدولة السورية ورئيسها بشار الأسد، وهذا ما اعترف به حمد بن جاسم، بأنّ قطر تعاونت والسعودية وتركيا والولايات المتحدة من أجل ذلك، مستخدماً عبارة تهاوشنا على الفريسة وفشلنا في صيدها، ولا زلنا نتهاوش عليها.

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التباكي على حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني وتطلعاته الوطنية، أصبحت معزوفة مشروخة يعرفها شعبنا، لأنّ قطر واحدة من الدول التي عملت على طمس حقوقه من خلال التطبيع المبكر مع الكيان، ولا يغرينا الكلام عن أنّ الفلسطينيين لم يفوضوا أحداً التحدث بالنيابة عنهم، وهم أصلاً لم يفوّضوا حتى قياداتهم الاعتراف بالكيان والتنازل له عن 78 بالمئة عن أرض فلسطين بموجب اتفاقات أوسلو. وبالتالي التباكي على الجولان العربي السوري ومزارع شبعا اللبنانية، من خلال أنّه يعاير الإمارات أنها تكذب في وقوفها وراء تأجيل عملية الضّم. وسؤالنا ماذا فعلت دولتك يا شيخ حمد عندما أعلن ترامب بأحقية سيادة الكيان الصهيوني على الجولان؟

مؤكد أنّ الشعب العربي بما فيه الخليجي أذكى من أن تسوّق له الأوهام لا من الإمارات ولا من قطر، ولا من أية أنظمة تصطف اليوم لتوقيع اتفاقات التطبيع مع الكيان، أو وقعت الاتفاقات معه.

الشيء الوحيد الذي ساهم بالكشف عنه، أنّ الثمن الذي تمني الإمارات تمريره بموجب الاتفاق، هو صفقة طائرات “أف 35” التي طلبتها الإمارات من واشنطن ووعد نتنياهو بالمساعدة في تمريرها؟ الأمر الذي نفاه لاحقاً في تصريحات له.

يُسجّل له فقط، أنّه اعترف، بأن ليس للقادة العرب أهداف وهو واحد منهم، غير الدسائس والمغامرات حتى يحترمهم الغير عليها؟

أنت يا شيخ حمد من تلك البطانة التي قدمت المصالح الصهيو أميركية، على المصالح العليا لأمتنا. وأنت يا شيخ حمد، كما تلك البطانة ومنها الإمارات، قد عرّضتم ولا زلتم الأمن القومي لأمتنا للخطر، واستجلبتم الكيان إلى عقر الدار، تحت ذرائع واهية اختلقتموها لتبرير مساركم ومسيرتكم السياسية المذلة والمخجلة والمهينة لإرث أمتنا الذي سيبقى عهدة وأمانة لدى أحرار وشرفاء هذه الأمة.

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RAIN OF ROCKETS HITS US FORCES IN IRAQ. ISRAELI-UAE PEACE DEAL CRUMBLES DAYS AFTER ITS ANNOUNCEMENT

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As it was expected, the ‘historic’ UAE-Israeli peace deal did not contribute to the stability in the Middle East. Instead, the situation has been slowly, but steadily moving towards a larger confrontation in the region.

Immediately after the announcement of the US-sponsored peace deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that his country is not going to fulfill one of its key provisions – the suspension of the annexation of West Bank territories. The prime minister emphasized that the annexation plan was just delayed, but not suspended.

“There is no change to my plan to extend sovereignty, our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, in full coordination with the United States,” Netanyahu said adding that “Israel will have comprehensive peace agreements with other Arab countries without returning to the 1967 borders.”

This unfortunate, but expected statement goes fully in the framework of the Israeli regional policy and contradicts position of the US-sponsored deal reached with the UAE. In particular, Crown Prince Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed emphasized that “it was agreed to stop Israel’s annexation of the Palestinian lands.”

The Israeli actions strengthened the already existing controversy over the deal and on August 15-16, the situation escalated in the Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Palestinian protesters with explosives tried to approach the security fence and then Palestinian forces launched at least 2 rockets at southern Israel. In its own turn, IDF aircraft conducted a series of airstrikes on what Tel Aviv described as Hamas targets.

If the Israeli leadership keeps its course on the annexation of the West Bank areas, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will expectedly escalate, and even possibly expand further. For example, in this scenario, an escalation could be expected in the area of the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights and on the Lebanese-Israeli contact line.

On August 14, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah already declared that the movement “will not remain silent on the crime of the bombing the Port of Beirut if it is proven that Israel is behind it.” According to Nasrallah, Hezbollah would wait for results of an investigation into the Beirut port explosion and if it turns out to be an act of sabotage by Israel then it would “pay an equal price”.

The August 4 blast in the port of Beirut is still surrounded by mystery and uncertainties, and many sources, including the top US leadership, still consider the possibility that the tragedy was caused by some kind of ‘attack’. In this event, the main suspect is Israel, which has always been interested in the destabilization of neighboring Arab states to secure own dominance in the region.

Tensions are also growing between the United States and Iran. On August 14, the Department of Justice announced that US forces have seized some 1.116m barrels of Iranian fuel aboard 4 ships headed for Venezuela. The seizure came amid increasing attacks on US forces and facilities from pro-Iranian and anti-US armed groups in Iraq.

On the evening of August 16, a rocket targeted the Green Zone of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, which houses government buildings and foreign missions. The strike led to no casualties. Just a few hours earlier, the pro-Iranian armed group Ashab al-Kahf released a video showing an improvised explosive device attack on a US equipment convoy in the Anbar area. The group claimed that the convoy was fully destroyed. On August 15, two rockets targeted the biggest US military base in Iraq – Camp Taji. The base is located north of Baghdad. On the same day, a convoy carrying logistical supplies for the U.S.-led coalition was targeted on the highway between Dhi Qar and Basrah in southern Iraq. The attack was conducted by another pro-Iranian group, Usbat al-Tha’ireen. Pro-US sources denied any casualties as a result of the attack. These were just the most recent in about two dozen various attacks on US-affiliated targets in Iraq during the past few weeks.

If the US and Iran continue the current confrontational course, it is expected that the number and intensity of attacks in Iraq will increase boosting the chances of an open confrontation between the US and Iranian-led forces.

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صابرين دياب

الرابع عشر من آب أغسطس، يوم مجدنا الموعود والموروث عن أمجاد موطننا العربي، تحت كنف سيد مرحلتنا وقائدها..

يغتبط ويتهلّل به، ذوو الكرامة والأنفة، فوق كل أرض حرّة وعربية، وفي طليعتها الأرض المحتلة، في الجليل والجولان، حيث القهر والبغي، والجَبر والجور، والسَخْف والضيم، حيث الموت بأشكاله وألوانه في كل يوم، وجدران السجون الكبيرة والصغيرة، تُشيّد وتتزايد فتتسلّط.. وحيث الأمل المكلّل بالكرامة، في رنين صافرات الإنذار، وهيبة طلّة ذي العمامة السوداء!

هناك شمال فلسطين، على مقربةٍ من بيسان، في سجن جلبوع، نُسجت في ديسمبر كانون الأول عام 2010، أبهى حكاية انشراحٍ ومسرةٍ بالنصر الإلهي، واوضح رسالة لـ آل النفاق والتبعية، عبر كبسولةٍ، سُرّبت الى خارج جدار السجن، الى بيسان المحتلة، فإلى كل الأحرار.. حملت عنوان مقال “كلمة لا بد ان تُقال”.. صاغها حارس الجولان الحرّ العصي، بدم قلبه وبحبر رفقائه المسرّب على ورقة دقيقة وصغيرة، لا تتسع إلا لبضع كلماتٍ، بيد أنّ عزيمة الرجال حين تتوهّج، تُحقق المراد، فحقق الحارس الأمين مبتغاه، وتمكن بالإرادة والحب، والعناد والجهد المضني، من إيصال كلمته، ورُصّت الورقة الدقيقة بكلمةٍ، اتسعت لألف كلمة وأكثر. بكلمة لا تشبه كلمات الآخرين، كلمة تنطُف حميةً وشكيمةً وصدقاً ووفاءً، وتنصّ بالمعنى الجذري والأصيل للعصمة والإباء..

فيطوّقنا السؤال الأبهى!

هل ثمة حلاوة، اجمل واطيب من فرحة مقاومٍ، داخل جدران سجنه!!؟..

لا تخامرني نأمة شكٍ مهما تفهمت، أنّه لا يوجد شَممَ وكبرياء، أرفع من شموخ مقاوم حقيقي وهو يتلقى عقاب ظلّامه، لأنه ابتهج !!

لم يبال حارس الجولان بعقاب “الشاباك” له، بل استقبل أمر عزله في السجن الانفرادي لمدة عشرة شهور، في اشد سجون الوطن المحتل قبحاً، في سجن بئر السبع، انتقاماً من مقال النصر المسرّب، ببهجة وعزّة أشد، وبإيمان عميق بالحرية، وشارة النصر التي لا تنكّس..

تحية بحجم القدس والألم، لصدقي المقت، أخي الذي لم تلده أمي، الذي أسعدني بطلب إعادة نشر كلمته وتقديمها، في أي يوم اختاره من ايام حرب تموز، وقد اخترت يوم النصر، ليزداد امتناعاً بكلمات حارس الجولان العصي، وأكون بذلك قد شاركت بالاحتفال مع صحيفتي وصدقي وكل الأحرار، بأجمل الصور..

{ وإليكم ما جاء في كبسولة الإباء في ديسمبر عام 2010 :

كلمةً لا بدّ أن تقال

صدقي المقت

كبير ومجيد، الانتصار الذي حققه حزب ألله في حرب تموز، فقد حملت ارض لبنان ومشهده المقاوم، كل مقومّات النصر الأسطوري، إذ تكشّف المشروع الإمبريالي الصهيو – أمريكي في بؤرة ضيقة، حدودها المقاومة، وفي زمن لا يقبل أي توقيت، إلا إذا كان مضبوطاً على ساعة واشنطن وتل أبيب.. وفي مكان أريد له أن لا يتسع إلا لقطيع من الأغنام، يُساق الى الذبح والمسلخ، دون أن يملك أي قرار في الاعتراض على لون وشكل السكين، ولا حتى على طقوس الذبيح.

في وجه كل ذلك وقف حزب الله شامخاً عزيزاً، محطماً بنود المشروع الأمريكي ومعلناً ميلاد تقويم جديد، على إيقاع ساعة بيد مقاتل في بنت جبيل ومارون الراس وعيتا الشعب، هناك في ذاك المكان الذي لن يتسع بعد الآن إلا للشرفاء وأصحاب الكلمة والإرادة الحرة، هناك حيث سالت الدماء الطاهرة لترسم من جديد معادلة وقوانين الصراع، هناك حسم كل شيء، فلا ثقافة بعد الآن إلا لثقافة المقاومة، وأي كلام بعد الآن ليس فقط فارغاً وتافهاً، بل ساقط ومشبوه، إن لم يعبر عن إرادة وفكر وثقافة المقاومة.

انتصر حزب الله، وانتصرت معه المقاومة في فلسطين والعراق، وانتصرت كذلك سورية قيادة وشعباً، سورية المندمجة فكراً وثقافة، عسكرةً وسياسةً ونضالاً، مع كل تفاصيل ما حدث على أرض الجنوب.

وانتشت الشعوب العربية التوّاقة للكرامة بالانتصار العظيم، وكان التماهي والتفاعل الشعبي العربي، مع هذه الحرب بوجدان وضمير حيٍ لم ولن يموت.. وانتصرت أيضاً إيران الحليف القوي الذي يشكل عمقاً استراتيجياً لا بد منه في صراعنا مع “إسرائيل”، وبالمقابل، هُزم الكيان الغاصب عسكرياً وسياسياً ومعنوياً، وهُزم المشروع الأمريكي.. لا بل أكثر من ذلك، فقد هُزمت “إسرائيل” أمام أمريكا عينها، وما عادت قادرة على تسديد فاتورة الحسابات الأمريكية في المنطقة. وهذا ما تجلّى بكل وضوح أثناء الحرب، عندما كانت تصّر وزيرة الخارجية الأمريكية، على مواصلة القتال، في حين أن تل أبيب، كانت تستجدي إنهاء الحرب والتستّر على فضائح هزيمتها النكراء.

وما بين نصر حزب الله وهزيمة تل أبيب، يُطرح السؤال الأليم: أين كان العالم العربي؟ أين كانت نخبُه السياسية والثقافية والدينية؟! أين كانت قواه السياسية والإعلامية؟!

أسئلة كبيرة وملحّة، تتطلّب أجوبة من معقل العقل الرصين والضمير الحي بدون هِتر ومداهنة، فعندما يراق الدم، يصبح الصمت مشاركة والصامتون مشاركين في الجرم!

وما دعانا للتوجّع أنّ هناك في أماكن عديدة من الوطن العربي، استدخلت الهزيمة واستوطن الانبطاح، وبقدر ما كان النصر قوياً وكبيراً ومحط فخر واعتزاز، كانت تبعية بعض العرب محط احتقار ومثار للتقزز، ذلك أنه وقبل كل شيء، يشي بسقوط طبقة سياسية، تحكم معظم البلدان العربية، طبقة ليس لديها أي مشروع وطني حقيقي، ولا تملك أي مبرر لوجودها ولشرعيتها سوى تلقيها التعليمات الصادرة من واشنطن وتل أبيب واللهاث وراء تطبيقها، طبقة سياسية انفصلت عن مصالح شعبها وهمومه، ووضعت نفسها في خدمة المشروع الأمريكي الصهيوني المعادي، وسقطت سياسياً ووطنياً ومعنوياً وأخلاقياً، كمقدّمة لسقوطها الفعلي والعملي، وإلا ماذا نفسر لهاث بعض الحكام العرب لأجل الإفراج عن الجندي الإسرائيلي الأسير في قطاع غزة، في حين يوجد في السجون الإسرائيلية ما يزيد عن عشرة آلاف مناضل، ومنذ عشرات السنين؟! كيف يُفسّر تكالب الطبقة السياسية ذاتها على تجريد حزب الله من سلاحه وإضعافه، في حين أن تل ابيب، تخزّن أكبر ترسانة سلاح حتى النوويّ، تبطش وتقتل الشعوب العربية منذ نشأتها وحتى الآن، من دون أن تحرّك تلكم الطبقة السياسية ساكناً، واذا تفوّهت قست على الضحية، وتكون في غاية الوداعة مع المجرم الإسرائيلي، فهي ذات العينة التي شاركت في حصار العراق وغزوه وقتل شعبه.. وتبرع الآن في حصار الشعب الفلسطيني وتجويع أبنائه وتطعن بظهر مناضليه.. وتنهب ثروات الوطن العربي وتعبث بمستقبل أبنائه.. لم تترك أي رذيلة او جريمة وطنية وقومية وإسلامية بحق هذا الوطن العربي الكبير إلا وارتكبتها.. وعندما بدأت المعركة على أرض الجنوب، وقفت تنتظر الخلاص من ذلك (الهم) الذي يرعبها ألا وهو حزب الله.. وقفت تنتظر الخلاص الذي سيأتيها من كيان الاحتلال الغاصب، ويريحها من هذا الكابوس الذي يزعج نومها وأحلامها ويكشف عورتها.. انتظرتها أوساط سياسية عديدة وفي أكثر من مكان من الوطن العربي، في الرياض والقاهرة وبيروت وعمان وغيرها الكثير… معركة طالبوا تل أبيب بأن تقوم بها نيابة عنهم…

هو ذات الدور الذي لعبته هذه الثلّة في الماضي، لكن هذه المرة خرجت الى العلن وما عادت تخجل من نفسها ومن شعوبها، لقد تعرّت كلياً وما عاد بالإمكان إخفاء عورتها وعهرها ودعارتها، خرجت تعلن ولاءها ودعمها لتل أبيب، حسبت حساب كل شيء، لكنها أخطأت في مسألة بسيطة جداً وهي أن النصر لن يكون حليف تل أبيب هذه المرة… وهنا تغير كل شيء… وبدأت أحجار الدومينو تتساقط… جمعتهم أمريكا وتل أبيب كي يكونوا أبطال المرحلة القادمة… وفي منعطف تاريخي أزال الجنوب اللبناني الأقنعة عن وجوههم… فظهرت الحقيقة وتبين إن وراء تلك الأقنعة وجوه وأسماء لها تاريخ طويل في الخيانة والتواطؤ والتبعية للأجنبي وخدمة مصالح تل ابيب والطعن بمصالح الشعوب العربية..

سقطت الأقنعة، وقريباً سيسقط أصحابها أيضاً..

لا أدري، وأنا جالس على سريري داخل السجن، ووسط هذا الكم الهائل من السقوط والخيانة.. كيف سيطرت عليّ فكرة أن أوجه هذه الرسالة المفتوحة الى الجنرال ديغول:

)أيها الجنرال ديغول… يا محرر فرنسا من الاستعمار النازي… ليتك اليوم على قيد الحياة لترى كيف حفيدك في الاليزيه يحتضن أحفاد العجوز (بيتان) الموجودين في لبنان وغير لبنان وهم كثر… أنت أيها الجنرال يا من أدخل (بيتان) الى السجن بتهمة الخيانة العظمى… تعال وشاهد كيف تحوّلت فرنسا الى مأوى لأحفاد (بيتان) من لبنان والعالم العربي… لقد هزمك (بيتان) لأن خيانته كانت أقوى من رسالتك في تحرير فرنسا… ومن رسالتك في الحرية)…

ولم يقتصر السقوط على الساسة فحسب، بل شمل شريحة واسعة من المثقفين والباحثين والكتاب والخبراء العرب.. شريحة ملأت الدنيا ضجيجاً وهي تتحدّث وعبر سنوات طوال بكل قضايا الدنيا.. فئة تدّعي إلمامها بكل شيء من تنوير وحضارة وحداثة وعولمة وفكر وثقافة واقتصاد وكل شيء.. أسماء ووجوه ملأت شاشات التلفزيون بأوصاف عديدة، إما باحث أو كاتب أو خبير الخ… وعندما وقعت المواجهة الكبرى على أرض الجنوب المقاوم غاب الكتاب والباحثون والخبراء والمحللون في غالبيتهم… كل ارتمى في حضن الطبقة السياسية الساقطة، صمّت آذانهم وقطعت ألسنتهم… غابوا واختبأوا عندما بدأ الرصاص يتكلم… وما عادت شاشات التلفزيون تتسع إلا لبطولات المقاومين ولصور جرائم الاحتلال.

ثالثاً.. سقوط شريحة واسعة من علماء الدين الذين كانوا يفتون بكل أمور الدنيا والآخرة، وبكل أحوال الأمة، وعندما كانت الأمة في خطر أثناء العدوان، أفتى هؤلاء العلماء من تل أبيب وواشنطن الى الجهاد ضد الشيعة.

رابعاً: سقوط أسماء ومؤسسات وجمعيات حملت عناوين ومبادئ عريضة مثل (الديمقراطية)، حقوق الإنسان والمواطن/ الحريات/ الأقليات.. لسنوات طوال يملأون الدنيا ضجيجاً… وعندما وجدوا أنفسهم وجهاً لوجه أمام جرائم الاحتلال في لبنان.. أداروا ظهورهم لها، لأن ذلك خارج ما هو محدد لهم، وما هو مسموح لهم أن يتكلموا به… ممنوع عليهم الاقتراب من تلك المناطق المحرمة… لقد سقطوا جميعاً في هذا الاختبار…

لا أدري وأمام هذا السقوط المتعدد والمدوي وفي أكثر من مكان… إن كان عصرنا هو عصر البطولات أم عصر السقوط…

أنا ابن جيل ولد عام 1967، وأمضيت أكثر من نصف عمري وما زلت في السجون الإسرائيلية، أمضيت عمري بكامله، وأنا أحلم بانتصار على تل ابيب، وعندما تحقق هذا الانتصار الذي طال انتظاره، دأبوا على خنقه وقتله ورفضه والتآمر عليه.

لا… لن نسمح بذلك.. لأن المقاومة في الجنوب بانتصارها المدوي، أعلنت ميلاد تقويم جديد… تقويم لا مكان فيه للضعفاء والجبناء والخونة، زمان وجغرافيا لا يتسع إلا للشرفاء والمقاومين وأصحاب الإرادة العربية الحرة… وأصحاب الضمائر الحية… لا ثقافة بعد الآن إلا لثقافة المقاومة…

قبل أن نقرأ أي كتاب سنسأل، أين كان كاتبه أثناء العدوان؟ وسنتحقق من موقفه؟ وعلى ضوء البحث والتمحيص، سنقرّر إن كنا سنقرأ الكتاب أم نرميه في أقرب حاوية؟ وقبل أن نستمع لأي محلل أو باحث أو خبير أو مفكر، سندقق بالأسماء، وبعدها نقرر إن كنا سنستمع إليه أم نغير محطة التلفزيون لمشاهدة أفلام كرتون، لأنها في هذه الحالة أكثر فائدة مما سيقوله ذاك الساقط، وقبل أن نستمع لأي سياسي سنفحص أين كان أثناء العدوان وماذا كان موقفه، بعدها سنقرّر اذا ما كنا سنصغي إليه باحترام، أم سنغلق شاشة التلفاز! وما أجل، سندقق بالأسماء، والأحزاب والصحف والمؤسسات والجمعيات والشعارات والإذاعات ومحطات التلفزيون، سنسقط منها من أضاع البوصلة، أما من حافظ عليها وصانها فهم شرفاء هذه الأمة وضميرها الحي.

وأخيراً…

الى أبطال المقاومة… صانعي هذا الانتصار العظيم… أكرر مقولة للإمام علي كرم الله وجهه: (لا تستوحشوا طريق الحق لقلة سالكيه).

فبالرغم من كل هذا السقوط والوجع… بيد أن جماهير الأمة العربية تلتف حولكم وتتوج رأسها بكم… وانتصاركم هذا هو ميلاد عهد جديد…

لكم التحية يا أشرف الناس.

معتقل الجلبوع 22/12/2006

{ صدقي المقت: أسير جولاني في السجون الإسرائيلية منذ 21 عاماً”.

IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH SET UP NEW FORCE TO KNOCK OUT ISRAELI FORCES IN GOLAN HEIGHTS

South Front

 13.08.2020 

Iran,  the 220 Branch of the Syrian Military Intelligence Directorate and Hezbollah are together  establishing a new force to monitor the situation on the contact line with Israeli forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, local sources claim.

According to reports, the new force will be mostly made up of personnel of the Syrian Army and local fighters from the Golan Regiment armed group. Mamoun Jridah and Hazem Kabul, two local figures who are close to Hezbollah, are reportedly recruiting fighters to this new force. At least 175 fighters have signed up, so far. The force will also be tasked with contributing security efforts in the area and preventing Israeli sabotage activities there.

Despite the attempts of Israel to deter Iranian influence in central and southern Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and Iranian-backed groups maintain a significant presence in the southern Syrian provinces. Over the past weeks, the situation has become especially dangerous following the destabilization of Lebanon, the Israeli military buildup on the contact lines with Lebanon and Syria, and the increased number of incidents between Israeli and Iranian-backed forces.

If the regional situation continues escalating, it’s easy to expect that the southern part of Syria and southern Lebanon will become the hot points of the confrontation between Israel and the Hezbollah-Iran bloc.

Late on August 12, the Turkish military and its proxies in northeast Syria launched several small-scale attacks on positions of the Syrian Army and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in al-Hasakah and Raqqa provinces. Turkish forces clashed with army troops near the towns of al-Qasmiyah and al-Rashidiyah, and with the SDF near the town of Kur Hasan. Turkish forces also shelled the Ain Issa refugee camp in northern Raqqa. Fire erupted in several farmlands bordering the camp. There are no confirmed reports of casualties resulting from this series of incidents.

Since late June, Turkish forces have increased the number of artillery strike and tactical attacks on the Syrian Army and the SDF in northeastern Syria. These ceasefire violations go contrary to the agreements reached by Ankara with the US and Russia. Some sources even speculate that the Erdogan government is preparing for a resumption of full-scale military operation in the northeast.

ISIS ambushed a convoy of Liwa al-Quds, a pro-government Palestinian militia, near the town of al-Tabni in southern Deir Ezzor. After this, terrorists also detonated several explosive devices in the path of reinforcements from the 4th Armoured Division as it deployed to the area. A truck and a SUV of pro-government forces were destroyed in the attacks. Depending on the sources, from 1 to 3 pro-government fighters died. ISIS always intensifies their attacks on government forces during an increase of tensions between Turkey and the US-Israeli alliance.

War Drums Beat In Middle East After Thousands Of Casualties In Beirut Explosion

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On the evening of August 4th, a massive explosion rocked the port of the Lebanese capital of Beirut, causing devastating damage and leaving thousands of casualties. The explosion sent a shockwave across the city and blew out windows up to 10 kilometers away. It was felt as far away as Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea.

As of the morning of August 5th, the number of reported fatalities exceeded 100, with at least 4,000 people reported  injured. At least 48 staff members of the United Nations and 27 members of their families were among the injured. 10 rescuers involved in the operation to contain the damage and to help people have been reported killed.

Initial reports suggested that the explosion may have been caused by an incident in the firework storage area. However, later, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which is typically used as an agricultural fertilizer, had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without proper safety measures, “endangering the safety of citizens.”

This statement was backed by General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, who said a “highly explosive material” had been confiscated years earlier and stored in the warehouse, just minutes’ walk from Beirut’s shopping and nightlife districts.

It is still unclear what caused the explosion itself thus laying the ground for various speculations in mainstream media outlets and on social media platforms. In particular, reports suggested that a number of Hezbollah members were in the port area at the moment of the explosion. This immediately caused reports that this may have been a result of some Israeli attack, for example sabotage actions or a somehow unnoticed missile strike, and that the site of the explosion was in fact a part of the Hezbollah military infrastructure.

The Israeli Defense Forces did not officially comment on these speculations. Israeli media, which are often eager to promote supposed Israeli military victories, claimed that Israeli forces did not attack Beirut. In their turn, Hezbollah denounced reports that the explosion happened on one of their sites saying that there was no Israeli attack on August 4.

Nonetheless, it seems that the US leadership has a quite different point of view. Commenting on the situation after a meeting with military officials, President Donald Trump claimed that the incident was an attack. “They seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind,” Trump said.

Whatever the real cause of the tragedy turns out to be, the Beirut explosions have already fueled tensions in the region. And despite comments by Hezbollah and Israeli media that it was not a military incident, the warring sides are actively accusing each other. Comments by the US President about a supposed attack on the Beirut port do not make the situation any easier.

Taking into account the recent series of military incidents on the Israeli-Lebanese contact line, and in the Israeli-occupied area of the Golan Heights, any new border provocation may easily lead to a larger escalation. The years of war propaganda and military confrontations together with increased tension within Israeli and Lebanese society respectively have already created conditions in which a further, even small, military incident may appear to be enough to provoke a larger war in the region. This large war is in no interest of Tel Aviv or Hezbollah because it will obviously have a devastating impact on both Israel and Lebanon. In this light, it is especially interesting that the Trump administration is making statements that would contribute to this scenario. There is a chance that in a time of a deepening social and political crisis in the US on top of a complicated economic situation in the runup to the next US Presidential election, some hotheads may believe that a new, theoretically ‘victorious’ war in the Middle East, could help them to remain in power.

Israel announces new attack against Syrian Army as border situation deteriorates

By News Desk -2020-08-03

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Israeli Army announced this evening that its fighters launched an attack against military targets in Syria, describing the airstrikes as a response to an operation on Sunday.

According to a statement from the Israeli Army to Reuters, among the targets included in the strikes were Syrian observation sites, intelligence-gathering systems, anti-aircraft batteries and command bases.

The IDF spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, said in a tweet that the attacks came in response to the operation to plant improvised explosive devices that had been foiled yesterday in the southern part of the occupied Golan Heights.

He added: “The IDF considers the Syrian regime responsible for any operation that originates from its territory, and will continue to act with determination against any action that violates the sovereignty of the State of Israel.”

The source would add that their air defenses managed to intercept the enemy missiles; however, a military source told Al-Masdar that some of the Israeli projectiles did in fact hit the Al-Quneitra Governorate, at the strategic hilltop of Tal Al-Ahmar

جيش الاحتلال يصعّد غاراته على سورية… ونتنياهو يتحدّث عن إحباط تسلّل عبر الجولان!

كتب المحرّر السياسيّ

المواجهة بين محور المقاومة وجيش الاحتلال تنتظر محطة فاصلة مع الردّ المرتقب لحزب الله على عملية استهداف موقع للمقاومة قرب مطار دمشق، نتج عنه استشهاد المقاوم علي محسن، وبالانتظار حبس أنفاس مستمرّ في الكيان وصولاً لحد الهيستيريا التي تجلت بالإعلان بشكل شبه يومي عن إحباط محاولات تسلل، وردود مفترضة، لكن كل مرة بإطلاق ذخائر مدفعية وصاروخية وإطلاق نار متواصل، وحديث عن مواجهات واشتباكات لكن من دون اعتقال أحد أو إصابة أحد أو ضبط مواد تشير لعملية مفترضة تمّ إحباطها، حتى وصل الأمر بالجيش الواقف على «إجر ونص» أن يقدّم محفظة زرقاء مزركشة بصفتها الحقيبة التي كانت تحوي متفجّرات قرب حدود الجولان المحتل، تمّ ضبطها خلال منع عملية تحدث عنها رئيس حكومة الاحتلال بنيامين نتنياهو، بصورة تثير السخرية وفقاً لأبسط القواعد العسكرية للتمويه كما يقول الخبراء العسكريون، فيما الحديث يجري عن مقاومة لديها من الخبرات ما يثير رعب الاحتلال فكيف تنطلي كذبة هذا حجمها على أحدوليل أمس شهدت سورية مواجهة متعددة الجبهات بين الدفاعات الجوية للجيش السوري وطائرات جيش الاحتلال الحربيّة وحواماته، التي استهدفت مواقع قرب دمشق وأخرى على جبهة القنيطرة، من دون أن تسفر عن وقوع إصابات وفقاً لما نقلته وكالة سانا الرسمية التي نقلت الخبرويأتي التصعيد على الجبهة السورية محاولة لشد أعصاب الرأي العام داخل الكيان وطمأنته إلى جهوزية الجيش للتعامل مع أي مخاطر مقبلة، بينما حال الجيش ليست أفضل من حال الجبهة الداخلية، كما يجمع المحللون العسكريون على القنوات العبرية الذين ما إن سمعوا عن إطلالة للأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله حتى بدأوا بالتكهنات حول ما سيقوله، والتداول بالفرضيات، لكن التحفظ والحذر سيطرا على التوقعات لجهة الاعتقاد بأن الرد يبدو متأخراً وإلا جاءت الإطلالة بعد العملية لو كانت قريبة، بينما قال آخرون إن السيد نصرالله يتلاعب بأعصاب قادة الكيان وجمهوره وهو يمسك على نقطة الألم ويشدّ، لأنه واثق مما لديه ولو تأخر في الضربة وصولاً للحد الأقصى من الاستثمار الممكن لحربه النفسية؛ بينما لبنانياً استبعدت التوقعات عن مضمون ما سيتحدث عنه السيد نصرالله، أن يتطرق إلى ما سيصدر عن المحكمة الدولية الخاصة بلبنان التي ستتلو قرارها يوم الجمعة، وأن يتناول في حديثه بمناسبة الإنتصار في حرب تموز 2006 خيار المقاومة وتطوره وتعزيز إمكاناته، وحتمية الرد على الاعتداء الذي حاول تغيير قواعد الاشتباك تاركاً للميدان أن يقرر المكان والزمان، وأن يتطرق لملف الوضع الحكومي لجهة تأكيد دعم حزب الله للحكومة وتماسكها والتمسك بها، وأن يمنح حيزاً خاصاً للتركيز على ضرورة التقيّد بالإجراءات الوقائية في مواجهة تفشي وباء كورونا الذي يسجل أرقاماً تصاعدية مقلقة.

في الشأن الحكومي كان تعيين السفير المتقاعد شربل وهبة وزيراً للخارجية خلفاً للوزير المستقيل ناصيف حتي، رسالة واضحة للداخل والخارج، وللوزراء المترددين، بأن القطار الحكومي لن يتوقف، وأن مساره لن يتأثر بمن يغادر القطار، وأن الركاب قد يتغيرون لكن القطار يواصل السير، وفقاً لما قاله مصدر حكومي تعليقاً على القبول السريع لاستقالة حتي وتعيين خلف له بأقل من ست ساعات، مضيفاً تعليقاُ على فرضية استقالة وزراء آخرين بعد حتي، بأن لا مؤشرات على ذلك، لكن لو حصل فلن يكون التعامل مع أي استقالة أخرى مختلفاًفالفراغ هو البديل الوحيد الذي تريد الترويج له الاستقالاتوهذا أمر خطير وطنياً، ينم عن عدم مسؤولية، ومن يتحملون المسؤولية معنيون بالتصرف وفقاً لإدراكهم هذه الخطورة، وعدم ترك البلد يسقط في الفراغ والفوضى.

وبحسب معلومات «البناء» فإن الوزير حتي ومنذ تأليف الحكومة التزم بسياسة رئيس الجمهورية والحكومة في القضايا الخارجية، لكن رئيس الحكومة وبعض الوزراء بدأوا بملاحظة تغيير في موقف حتي بعد جولته الاوروبية الشهر الماضي، لا سيما الى فرنسا والفاتيكان وبدأ بإطلاق مواقف في دوائره الضيقة ضد سياسة الحكومة ويتحدث عن فشلها في تحقيق برنامجها الإصلاحي وبدا انحيازه الواضح الى المحور الأميركي الأوروبي وصمته عن موضوع المقاومة بشكل يعبّر عن اعتراض على عملها ودورها، ما أثار امتعاض رئيسي الجمهورية والحكومةوبعد زيارة وزير الخارجية الفرنسي الى لبنان استثناه رئيس الحكومة عن الاجتماع المركزي الذي عقده في السرايا الحكومية وحضره وزيرا المالية والاقتصادأما القشة التي قصمت ظهر البعير فكانت مقابلته الأخيرة على قناة أم تي في ومواقفه الغامضة والملتبسة التي أعلنها من سورية والمقاومةعلماً انه وبحسب ما علمت «البناء» فإن حتي كان من الوزراء الذين دافعوا عن الحكومة وانتقدوا «الثورة» حتى الماضي القريب أي منذ مدة شهر ونصف، حيث أكد في أكثر من مجلس خاص بأن لا بديل عن الحكومة وإن جاءت حكومة أخرى فلن تستطيع الإنجاز أكثر من الحكومة الحالية التي ورثت مصائب ومصاعب العهود والحكومات الماضية، وبالتالي لا يمكن تحميلها مسؤولية الازمات المتراكمة، وشدّد آنذاك على أن الحكومة تعمل ما بوسعها وبكل طاقتها لتحقيق الإصلاحات لكن التعقيدات والعراقيل والصعوبات الداخلية معروفة وتقف عقبة أمام ذلك، الى جانب الأوضاع الصحية المتمثلة بكورونا الذي زاد في الأزمة وفي الانعزال عن الخارج وأخّر إمكانية الحصول على المساعداتفما الذي غير موقف حتي بهذه المدة القصيرة؟ولماذا اختار حتي خيار الاستقالة الفورية والمفاجئة بدلاً من خيار التلويح بالاستقالة للضغط على الحكومة للإسراع بالإصلاحات!

ووضعت مصادر مطلعة لـ«البناء» استقالة حتي في اطار المحاولات الاميركية المستمرة للتشويش على الحكومة والعمل على إسقاطها، متهمة الفرنسيين بممارسة ضغوط على لبنان تنفيذاً لرغبة وإملاءات الأميركيينوبحسب المصادر كانت الخطة الاستثمار السياسي في استقالة حتي ورهاناً على تحويل القضية الى خلاف بين رئيسي الجمهورية والحكومة ورئيس التيار الوطني الحر على تعيين اسم البديل فيعلن وزراء آخرون في هذه اللحظة استقالاتهم أيضاً بسبب عدم إنتاجية الحكومة ما يدفع برئيس الحكومة للاستقالة أو يعلن باسيل استقالة الوزراء المقربين من التياروفي هذا السياق سرت معلومات أمس عن استعداد بعض الوزراء لتقديم استقالاتهم وجرى حديث مقابل في الكواليس عن اتجاه لدى رئيسي الجمهورية والحكومة لخطة استباقية لإقالة 5 وزراء لعرقلتهم خطة الإصلاح الحكومية.

إلا أن مبادرة رئيسي الجمهورية والحكومة الى إجراء مشاورات والاتفاق على تعيين بديل عن حتي بمدة زمنية لا تتعدى الـساعات كانت ضربة معلم على رأس الأميركيين والفرنسيين كما وصفتها بعض الدوائر الأميركية، بحسب ما علمت «البناء». 

وأكدت مصادر في 8 آذار لـ«البناء» «أن لا اتجاه عند قوى الاغلبية النيابية الى اقالة الحكومة بل إن مربع الحزام الحامي للحكومة المؤلف من رئيس الجمهورية والتيار الوطني الحر وثنائي أمل وحزب الله مازال متماسكاً ومتمسكاً ببقاء الحكومة ولا مصلحة للبلد بالإطاحة بالحكومة، لأن المشروع الاميركي يريد إسقاط الحكومة لتعميم الفراغ وهذا يقضي على ما تبقى من دولة ونظام وتماسك داخلي وقدرة ماليّة واقتصاديّة على الصمود، وبالتالي يسرع بالانهيار الاقتصادي والمالي ويهدد السلم الاهلي والاستقرار الامني الداخلي».

وكان رئيس الجمهورية ميشال عون ورئيس الحكومة حسان دياب وقعا مرسوم قبول استقالة وزير الخارجية والمغتربين ناصيف حتي ومرسوم تعيين السفير شربل وهبة وزيرًا مكانه.

وأشار وهبي في حديثٍ للـ»او تي في» إلى أن «لبنان بلدنا والدولة تمر بصعوبة وعلينا أن نسعى للخروج منها»، وأكد أن «على الحكومة ان تعمل ولبنان عليه ان يسعى لفك الازمة بالتواصل مع الجميع». وقال: «لا ارى ان هناك حصاراً بل صعوبات ولدينا حضور فاعل في العالم ينبغي الاستناد اليه».

وشدد على أنه «يجب علينا ان نبادر بالإصلاحات ووزير خارجية الكويت اكد لي وقوف الكويت الى جانبنا قلباً وقالباً»، وأضاف: «أبلغني وزير الخارجية الكويتية انه سيوجه لي دعوة لزيارة»، واعتبر أن «الزيارات تأتي لتحقيق هدف ونحن وسورية بلدان جاران والأمر يكون بناء على توافق مجلس الوزراء، وعلينا التعاون بموضوع النازحين الموجود بيد وزارة الشؤون الاجتماعية، واذا احتاج الأمر التنسيق لن نتأخر»، وتابع: «أحترم المملكة العربية السعودية وكل الدول العربية وازور المملكة في أول فرصة تتاح». ورأى وهبة أن «رئيس الحكومة حسان دياب لم يخطئ مع فرنسا ويجب إعطاء الكلام حجمه والتهميش ليس من أسلوب عملي».

وكان حتي زار السراي صباح أمس، وقدّم استقالته للرئيس دياب وأصدر بياناً قال فيه: «قررت الاستقالة من مهامي كوزير للخارجية والمغتربين متمنياً للحكومة وللقيمين على إدارة الدولة التوفيق وإعادة النظر في العديد من السياسات والممارسات من أجل إيلاء المواطن والوطن الاولوية على كافة الاعتبارات والتباينات والانقسامات والخصوصيات…. شاركت في هذه الحكومة من منطلق العمل عند رب عمل واحد اسمه لبنان، فوجدت في بلدي أرباب عمل ومصالح متناقضة، إن لم يجتمعوا حول مصلحة الشعب اللبناني وإنقاذه، فإن المركب لا سمح الله سيغرق بالجميع».

وما أن أعلن حتي استقالته حتى انبرت قيادات سياسية تدور في الفلك الأميركي للترحيب وكيل المديح بوزير الخارجية الأسبق، فقال رئيس القوات سمير جعجع «إن شهادة حتي هي بألف شهادة كونها أتت بعد ممارسة عملية استمرت لأكثر من 6 أشهر ومن دون أي مصلحة سياسية»، مضيفاًلن يستقيم الوضع في لبنان طالما أن «حزب الله» و«التيار الوطني الحر» وحلفاءهما يمسكون برقاب السلطة في لبنان»، إلا أن جعجع وقبل أيام كان قد هاجم الحكومة وجميع وزرائها وأنهم فشلوا في كل شيء!

وفيما أبدت مصادر التيار الوطني الحر استغرابها من خطوة حتي، غرد نائب رئيس التيار لشؤون الشباب منصور فاضل على «تويتر» مخاطباً حتي من دون أن يسمّيه بالقول: «اذا كنت لا تعلم حجم الضغوطات والتحديات فمشكلة، اما اذا كنت تعلم واستقلت فالمشكلة اكبر …انا من المؤمنين الدائمين بضرورة إدارة البلاد من قبل أشخاص عصاميين مناضلين وأشداءعسانا مع تجربة ناصيف حتي نتعظ جميعاً ونتعلم الفرق بين السياسيين التقليديين والسياسيين المكافحين».

وفي أول تعليق فرنسي على استقالة حتي تؤشر الى ترابط بين الاستقالة والموقف الأميركي من الحكومة بعد زيارة وزير خارجيتها الاخيرة الى بيروت، كتب النائب الفرنسي Gwendal ROUILLARD على «تويترواصفاً حتي بأنّه «رجل دولة». ونوّه بأنه «كان في السلطة من أجل أن يَخدُم، وليس العكس، وكان متمسّكاً بالحياد الإيجابي، السيادة، الإصلاحات الضرورية، والعلاقات العميقة مع فرنسا».

وكتب المنسق الخاص للأمم المتحدة في لبنان يان كوبيتش عبر «تويتر»: «تعد استقالة وزير الخارجية ناصيف حتّي رسالة بحد ذاتها فهل تسهم تلك الصرخة التي تنبع من إحباط عميق في وضع لبنان على سكة الإصلاح».

وعكست أجواء السراي الحكومي امتعاضاً من استقالة حتي، معتبرة أنها من دون مبرر وتأتي في سياق سلسلة أحداث وضغوط دولية على لبنان وأوضاع اقتصادية ومالية ومعيشية وصحية خطيرة، رابطة بين الاستقالة والضغوط الخارجية على لبنان وزيارة وزير خارجية فرنسا الى بيروت والموقف الفرنسي المعترض على صلابة رئيس الحكومة امام التأنيب الذي وجهه لودريان الى الحكومة بأسلوب لم يكن موفقاًوتشير الأجواء الى أن الحكومة ورئيسها يتعرضان لحملة سياسية واعلامية غير مسبوقة تقف خلفها جهات سياسية ومالية في الداخل والخارجمشددة على أن «الحكومة مستمرة في أعمالها والرئيس دياب سيواصل تحمل مسؤولياته الوطنية بكل عزم وصبر حتى إنقاذ لبنان وإيصاله الى بر الأمان».

في غضون ذلك يطل الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله يوم غدٍ الأربعاء الثامنة والنصف مساء في كلمة يتناول خلالها الأوضاع الداخلية لا سيما موضوع الحكومة والتدخل الخارجي والضغوط الاميركية والظروف المعيشية والصحية مع انتشار وباء كورونا بشكل كبير في لبنانكما سيتطرق الى الملفات الداخلية التي لها علاقة بالإقليم، فيما يخصص خطابه في ذكرى انتصار تموز في 14 آب الى الملفات الاستراتيجية في المنطقةولن يتطرق السيد نصرالله بحسب معلومات «البناء» الى ملف قرار المحكمة الدولية المرتقب في 7 آب المقبل في قضية اغتيال الرئيس رفيق الحريريوتشير مصادر «البناء» في هذا الصدد الى أن حزب الله غير معني بالمحكمة ولا بقرارها، مستبعدة أن يؤدي القرار الى توتر مذهبي في الساحة الداخلية لكون المحكمة فقدت مصداقيتها منذ سنوات وظهر أنها مسيّسة ولم تعد محل ثقة اللبنانيين ولا حتى ثقة دول عدة، خصوصاً أنه سبق للمحكمة أن أصدرت قرارها الظني ووجهت الاتهام الى افراد من حزب الله ولم تظهر أي تداعيات في لبنان، وعلمت «البناء» أن «الرئيس سعد الحريري ليس بوارد التصعيد بعد قرار المحكمة بل يحصل تواصل واتصالات تنسيقية بين بيت الوسط والضاحية في اطار حصار تداعيات اي حدث يؤدي الى توتير الساحة الاسلامية وذلك في اطار ربط النزاع بين الحزب والتيار». وتحدثت مصادر «البناء» عن تحركات أمنية في بعض مناطق الشمال تحديداً في طرابلس متخوفة من أحداث أمنية في المدينة كعمليات اغتيال او استهداف للقوى الأمنية والجيش اللبناني في اطار التمدد التركي في المنطقة مستفيدة من الانقسام السياسي وبعض التساهل الأمني، لكن المصادر أكدت أن القوى الأمنية والجيش يقومان بدورهما في رصد وتعقب أي خلايا إرهابية تعمل في المدنية».

وكان المبنى «ب» في سجن رومية شهد مساء أمس، حالة من التوتر بعد أن عمد السجناء إلى الانتفاض وسط صيحات التكبير، وسُمع صوت إطلاق نار من قبل قوة مكافحة الشغب، وسُجلت حالات من الهلع والإغماء بين المساجين.

وتزامناً مع إعلان قرار المحكمة يطل رئيس «التيار الوطني الحر» جبران باسيل عبر محطات التلفزيون في ذكرى 7 آب متحدثًا عن المناسبة وأبعادها، وعن التطورات السياسية في لبنان، موجهًا كلامه للبنانيين عموماً وللمنتسبين الى «التيار الوطني الحر» بصورة خاصة.

ولم يغب الملف الصحي عن واجهة الاهتمام، اذ أعلنت وزارة الصحة العامة تسجيل 177 اصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا وحالات وفاةوأشارت المعلومات الى أن «لجنة متابعة ملف كورونا سترفع توصية لرئاسة الحكومة بالتشدد بتطبيق الإجراءات الوقائية بما في ذلك المطار على أن تتضمن الإجراءات فرض منع تجول خلال فترة إقفال البلد بين 6 آب و10 آب ويبقى لرئاسة الحكومة اتخاذ القرار النهائي».

ويعقد مجلس الوزراء جلسة الخميس المقبل في السرايا الحكومية.

وسجل امس، تحليق طائرة استطلاع إسرائيلية من دون طيار من نوع «ام.ك» فوق نهر الليطاني ويحمر والشقيف وزوطر الشرقية والغربية والنبطية.

‘Israeli’ Security Establishment: Hezbollah SG ’Getting on Our Nerves’

‘Israeli’ Security Establishment: Hezbollah SG ’Getting on Our Nerves’

By Staff

‘Israeli’ War Minister Benny Gantz ordered on Monday evening the Chiefs of Staff to keep up high readiness and preparedness along the norther borders fearing from Hezbollah operations, after the Lebanese resistance movement announced that the account with ‘Israel’ is still open.

According to ‘Israeli’ Walla! News website claims: “The ‘Israeli’ security establishment doesn’t only fear operations from the Lebanese side, but also from inside the Syrian territories where Hezbollah operates under a secret cover codenamed within the intelligence as the ‘Golan portfolio’, where it founded an infrastructure in Damascus and the villages of al-Hadhar and al-Quneitra in the Golan Heights.”

Meanwhile, sources within the ‘Israeli’ security establishment estimated that “although the ‘Israeli’ army avoided a security deterioration in the region on Monday, yet Hezbollah Secretary General [His Eminence Sayyed] Hassan Nasrallah has scored an achievement in pressurizing ‘Israel’, and he is getting on the ‘Israelis’ nerves away from media noises.

The same sources went on to say that Sayyed Nasrallah has caught more the ‘Israeli’ nervous system, adding that he won’t send delegates to transfer information or make statements.

Relatively, preserving a large number of troops in the north is one of the challenges the ‘Israeli’ army is facing, no to mention maintaining practical readiness and preparedness all the time, according to Walla!.

The website further noted that officials inside the intelligence branch will demand an analysis for the regional reality, Hezbollah’s behavior, and the situation on the ground to study the changes to learn whether Hezbollah fighters will return to their routine or continue preparing themselves for an additional operation against the ‘Israeli’ army on the border.

It is expected that an estimation session will be held on Tuesday between Gantz and Chief of Staffs Aviv Kochavi to discuss the security situation in the region in wake of the letter launched by Gantz to Hezbollah, Syria and Iran that threats won’t deter the army from “operating in all required places, whether near or far.”

Increasing readiness and ‘additional’ reinforcements

In parallel, Zionist sources discussed ‘Israeli’ media reports that the occupation army doubled its preparedness on the border regions via additional military reinforcements in the course of getting ready to any possible Hezbollah retaliatory operation.

As part of those steps, security officials in the ‘Israeli’ settlements along the border won’t make patrols late at night for fears of being exposed to an attack by Hezbollah members.

Additionally, the enemy’s government Secretary General ordered ministers not to make any statements regarding the latest security incident.

السؤال المقلق: ردّ المقاومة سيكون متناسباً أو غير متناسب… وأين؟

د. عصام نعمان

المشهد الإقليمي بالغ التأزم بدلالة هذه المعطيات:

»إسرائيل» قصفت بصواريخها موقعاً عسكرياً قرب دمشق ذهب ضحيته شهيدٌ لحزب الله.

سبق لقائد المقاومة السيد حسن نصرالله أن أعلن قبل أشهر تصميم المقاومة على الردّ في حال خرقت «إسرائيل» قواعد الاشتباك وتسبّبت في استشهاد مجاهدين لحزب الله سواء في لبنان أو سورية أو أيّ مكان آخر.

نصرالله أكّد انّ الردّ «لن يكون بالضرورة في مزارع شبعا المحتلة إنما في لبنان».

تجدّد الجدل بعد العدوان الإسرائيلي الأخير حول عبارة «الردّ سيكون في لبنان». بعض الخبراء العسكريين قال إنه سيكون حصراً داخل الأراضي اللبنانية. بعضهم الآخر استبعد ذلك وشدّد على أنه سيكون من لبنان وفي أي مكان تحتله «إسرائيل» في لبنان او سورية او فلسطين.

أعقب العدوان تحرّش مقاتلات أميركية بطائرة ركاب مدنية إيرانية فوق منطقة التنف السورية المحتلة فاضطرت الى الهبوط سريعاً إلى مستوى أدنى ما ألحق أضراراً بدنية بركابها قبل هبوطها بأمان في مطار بيروت الدولي.

إيران استهجنت التحرّش العدواني الأميركي وتوعّدت بالرد في المكان والزمان المناسبين، كما صدر عن قيادة محور المقاومة تهديد بالردّ على أيّ اعتداء يستهدف أحد أطرافه.

توقعت القيادة السياسية والعسكرية الإسرائيلية وتحسّبت لردٍّ أكيد من حزب الله فنشرت قوات برية إضافية على طول الحدود مع لبنان، وأخلت دونما ضجة بعض المستوطنات الحدودية، وقلّصت المجال الجوي في شمال الكيان الى 6 كيلومترات بدعوى تسهيل كشف التهديدات المرتقبة ضدّها من لبنان.

رئيس الحكومة نتنياهو أمر وزراءه بعدم التعليق على مسألة العدوان وكيف يمكن أن يكون شكل الردّ من حزب الله وذلك منعاً لأي إحراج لأطراف الصراع!

الولايات المتحدة حركت حاملة طائراتها ايزنهاور مع 12 مدمّرة الى المياه اليونانية بدعوى إجراء تدريبات مع القوات الجوية اليونانية بعدما ألغت مناورة «النجم الساطع» المقرّرة مع البحرية المصرية. كما حركت حاملة الطائرات نيميتز الى شرق المتوسط، بحسب ما سرّبته «إسرائيل».

رئيس هيئة أركان الجيوش الأميركية الجنرال مارك ميلي سارع الى «إسرائيل» للاجتماع الى نتنياهو وقادته العسكريين في قاعدة نفاتيم الجوية لتدارس «خطر إيران والوضع المتأزم في الإقليم».

في ضوء هذا الوضع المتأزم ينهض سؤال متعدّد الأبعاد ومقلق لجميع أطراف الصراع في غرب آسيا: أين سيكون ردّ حزب الله؟ وهل سيكون ردّه متناسباً مع حجم الاعتداء الإسرائيلي الأخير قرب دمشق أم غير متناسب بالضرورة؟ وهل يمكن أن يعقب ردّ حزب الله ردٌّ إسرائيلي بدعم أميركي قد يتطوّر الى حرب واسعة؟ وفي حالةٍ كهذه، ماذا يمكن أن تكون التداعيات؟

الجواب عن هذا السؤال المتعدد الأبعاد ولّد بدوره اجتهادات وأسئلة متعددة من خبراء عسكريين ومراقبين عديدين متابعين.

في موضوع المكان المستهدف بالردّ رأى بعضُ الخبراء والمراقبين انه سيكون في منطقة الجليل المحتلة حيث لـ «إسرائيل» مستوطنات عدة وقواعد عسكرية ومرافق اقتصادية يسهل على المقاومة استهدافها من لبنان مع التحوّط لردة فعل العدو. البعض الآخر لم يستبعد أن يكون منطلق ردّ المقاومة من سورية حيث لحزب الله وجود وقدرات، وان يكون الموقع المستهدف في الجولان السوري المحتلّ حيث للعدو مستوطنات ومرافق مهمة أيضاً. ويتساءل هؤلاء: لماذا لا يكون ردّ المقاومة من سورية وفي سورية (المحتلة) ما دام العدو قد هاجم موقعاً في سورية يحتضن مجاهدين لحزب الله؟

في موضوع هل سيكون ردّ المقاومة متناسباً أو غير متناسب مع حجم الاعتداء الإسرائيلي الأخير قرب دمشق، انقسم الخبراء والمراقبون بين فريقٍ رجّح ان يكون الردّ متناسباً لحرص حزب الله على إلزام «إسرائيل» احترام قواعد الاشتباك، وفريق يدعو الى ان يكون غير متناسب، وحجته انه آن الأوان، إزاء تكرار الاعتداءات الإسرائيلية من جهة، وضرورة التحذير من مغبة التمادي في هذه السلوكية العدوانية من جهة أخرى، لتسديد ضربة غير متناسبة للعدو لحمله على الاتعاظ والانكفاء.

في موضوع هل يمكن أن يعقب ردّ حزب الله غير المتناسب على «إسرائيل» ردٌ من العدو مدعوم أميركياً قد يتطوّر الى حرب واسعة، يرجّح بعض الخبراء والمراقبين ان يبقى الردّ الإسرائيلي متناسباً وإن على قدْرٍ من الشدْة وذلك لانشغال «إسرائيل»، حكومةً وجمهوراً، بأزمات وتحدّيات كثيرة ليس أقلها استشراء جائحة كورونا، وازدياد إغلاق القطاعات الاقتصاديّة، وتزايد نسبة البطالة الى معدلات غير مسبوقة، واتساع رقعة التظاهرات ضد حكومة نتنياهو بسبب تفاقم الضائقة المعيشية. البعض الآخر لا يستبعد البتّة أن يتطور الردّ الإسرائيلي، عمداً او نتيجةً لتفاعلات غير منظورة، الى حرب واسعة يبتغيها كلٌ من نتنياهو وترامب بفعل الشبق المستبّد بهما للبقاء في السلطة، ولظنّهما أن حرباً واسعة ستؤدي في نهاية المطاف الى تدمير إيران، وبالتالي تغيير وجهة استطلاعات الرأي في أميركا المائلة حاليّاً لمصلحة جو بايدن، وتفادي إدانة نتنياهو بالرشوة وخيانة الأمانة في المحاكم الإسرائيلية.

هذا الفريق من الخبراء والمراقبين يلتقي مع فريق من أهل الرأي يعتقد أن ردّ المقاومة على العدو لا يجب أن يكون غير متناسب فحسب، بل يقتضي اغتنام الفرصة ايضاً اذا ما ركب العدو الصهيوأميركي رأسه ووسّع رقعة الحرب للردّ عليه بقسوة على مستوى الإقليم برمته وبجبهة موحّدة تضمّ جميع أطراف محور المقاومة وتستهدفه بحربٍ متعددة الجبهات والمواقع والأبعاد بغية إلحاق تدميرٍ كارثي بالكيان الصهيوني لا يقوى بعدها على النهوض.

هذا الخيار (أو وجهة النظر) يجد مسّوغاته الوازنة لدى الداعين اليه عند استشراف تداعيات الحرب الواسعة التي يمكن أن تقع. ذلك أنهم يعتقدون أن الدمار الذي سيلحق بـ «إسرائيل»، سكاناً وعمراناً وصناعةً ومرافقَ ومستوطنات ومواصلات وموانئ سيكون كارثياً وبحجمٍ يفوق بأضعاف ما سيلحق بلبنان وسورية وإيران وقطاع غزة والضفة الغربية من أضرار لدرجة قد يحمل قادة العدو على تفاديه بالإحجام عن اعتماد خيار توسيع رقعة الحرب.

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If not for the Arab collusion, the annexation plan would not have been passed: Palestinian expert

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By Mohammad Mazhari

July 19, 2020 – 20:4

TEHRAN – A Palestinian analyst believes that the Arab collusion provided an opportunity for Israel to take advantage of some influential Arab countries to take steps toward the annexation of the occupied West Bank.

“The Arab reality is catastrophic, and this provided a window and opportunity for Israel to take advantage of some influential Arab countries to pass the annexation plan,” Zakarya Al-Ahmad tells the Tehran Times. 

He argues that if it was not for the Arab collusion, Israel would not have embarked on annexing the West Bank.

Following is the text of the interview:

Question: What are the reasons that some Israeli parties oppose the annexation of the occupied West Bank?

Answer: Here are three types of opposition to the annexation plan inside Israel. The first one is supported by the left-wing parties that talk about a peaceful solution for Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  Labor Party adopts this approach, but they are in the minority. 

The other critic of the annexation plan is the religious Zionists, especially the leaders of settlements. They believe that the West Bank is part of Israel, and therefore merely annexing parts of this area is not enough, and here lies the dispute over the scope of annexation.

The third group comprises of moderate parties, such as Blue and White and its allies. This party opposes annexation based on its leftist background and believes that it can lead to strategic problems in their relations with the Palestinian Authority and the U.S.

They call for harmony with the U.S. and the international community, emphasizing that the annexation without American approval, may result in problems at international level.

Q: Benjamin Netanyahu recently warned Benny Gantz that he would either have to accept the annexation plan or hold early elections. Do you think that annexation would lead to the collapse of the Israeli government?

A: As for Netanyahu’s warning to Benny Gantz, I rule out that it will lead to the collapse of the government for two reasons: The first reason is that Netanyahu actually works within the U.S. framework, and this is the reason for a delay in annexation, and therefore when he wants to take a step or take a final decision concerning annexation, he will consider into account Washington’s agreement, and Benny Gantz has no problem in this regard. The second reason is that Benny Gantz will be a loser in case of dissolving the coalition government for an important cause. 

If new elections are held, Netanyahu will win with a greater difference, given that the coalition or the powerful bloc (the Blue-White bloc) that had re-run the elections three times disintegrated after Benny Gantz joined the government and defected from his alliance with Yair Lapid.

Benny Gantz has no chance to win if he enters the election race, and so far he has no achievement on the ground. His coalition disintegrated, and he will lose if he competes Netanyahu, according to opinion polls.  Benjamin Netanyahu is able to win more than 40 seats in the Knesset, and he can form a government with right-wing parties.

Q: How do you see the positions of Western countries and international institutions toward the annexation plan? Will it affect relations between the European Union and the Zionist regime?
A: With regard to the positions of the European Union and international institutions, the important point is that European countries often limit themselves to condemning and objecting, but nothing will translate into action. Three cases proved this approach during the last period: The first case is the annexation of the Golan and recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan. The second case is moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the third point is the “Deal of the Century.”
“If the Palestinian Authority decided to confront Israel and let the people resist on their own, I think we can expect a new Intifada.”There was indeed opposition from some Western countries and international institutions, but it was not translated into real policy. 
Consequently, he does not believe that these international institutions can change the annexation decision or prevent Israel from implementing the plan, or imposing sanctions on Israel. 
In addition, even if these institutions could change something, Israel possibly would be affected minimally. Still, soon Israeli diplomacy will restore balance to relations, and relations with these institutions will recover. Since Israeli diplomacy is rooted in these institutions, it cannot be affected in the long run.
During the past years, the European Union was against settlement and imposed sanctions on the settlements and their products, but Israel continued to build many Jewish settlements and did not stop, on the contrary accelerated it.
Q: What will be the reaction of the Palestinian factions if the West Bank is annexed? Do you expect a new uprising?
A: The Palestinian factions threatened that the annexation plan would be considered declaring a war. It may be an escalation, but it will not lead to a comprehensive war. 
I believe that the Palestinian factions are not interested in entering an all-out war because any war will be disastrous, and post-war is more complicated than before, and will not prevent Israel from taking the annexation step.
In the event the Palestinian factions respond, the responses may be limited, but to enter into a comprehensive confrontation, in my estimation, is not in their interest.
 The Intifada (vast uprising) is linked to an issue; the decision of the Fatah movement and the Palestinian Authority. One of the most significant obstacles that undermine the Intifada in the West Bank is the security coordination between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. This obstacle has long prevented the Palestinian resistance from achieving any progress and execution of any operations against Israel in the West Bank.
“The Arab countries are an essential part of ‘deal of the century’.”The second point is intelligence penetration or Israeli intelligence control of the West Bank.
 If the Palestinian Authority decided to confront Israel and let the people resist on their own, I think we can expect a new Intifada.
Indeed, we can bet on the continuation of individual operations with an individual weapon. This can give a result, but it needs continuity and media support against Israel and help and sponsor the families of the people who resist Israel, especially since most of these families are subject to the demolition of their houses and harassment.
The resistance is facing a difficult situation in the West Bank because of the policies exercised by the Palestinian Authority. Still, if Fatah decides to push and invite people to uprising and give them a weapon in order to carry out operations, at my discretion, that could lead to problems for Israel and will bring a long-term achievement, or at least they will send a message to the world that there are resistance groups who stand in the face of this occupier racist regime.
Q:  How do you evaluate the attitudes of Arab countries towards the annexation plan?
A: If it was not for certain Arab states’ consistency with the Israeli vision, the Zionist regime would not have actually dared to take such a step. 
The Arab countries are an essential part of the “deal of the century,” and the annexation comes in this context, and it is not separate from this deal. There are some distinct stances, but they are fragile. One of these positions which may affect the American administration is Jordan’s position, but can Jordan continue to oppose the annexation plan? 
In my opinion, it will not be able to continue. The question is that can Jordan cancel the peace agreement or at least overlook some provisions of the peace process? I think it is not easy because of its relationship with the international community and U.S. influence and its miserable internal economic situation. In the best condition Jordan can allow a flow of arms to Palestinian factions in the West Bank.
Nevertheless, the annexation plan will eliminate the possibility of forming a Palestinian state, and Jordan will bear the burden of displaced Palestinians from the West Bank in the future. 
Although it has been said that the annexation is partial in this phase, on the strategic level, Israel will not give up a single inch in the West Bank due to (the so-called) religious and strategic considerations. In fact, it will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state.
 The alternative is displacing the Palestinians and forcing them to go to Jordan. In this case, Jordan will face a big problem.
So Jordan’s opposition comes from this point of view. But can it stand alone? In my opinion, it will not be able to stand alone.


The Arab reality is catastrophic, and this provided a window and opportunity for Israel to take advantage of some influential Arab countries to pass the annexation plan. If not for the Arab collusion, it would not have passed this plan.
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