Have the Zionists Forgotten their Defeat in Joroud Arsal? The Joroud Victory In ’Israel’s’ Eyes: No One Can Stop Hezbollah

By Hussein Mortada

Have the Zionists forgotten their defeat in Joroud Arsal? The answer to this question is certainly not. Their wager in favor of the terrorists was so great that one of the most prominent “Israeli” military analysts wrote for the Haaretz newspaper in the summer of 2013 that

“Israel” no longer needs to fight in Lebanon. Hezbollah has drowned in the Syrian conflict and will not survive it.”

Everything was pointing to the inevitability of a major battle in the Joroud with a very important dimension. It was a disappointment for the Zionists. It was also the battle of the second victory in Joroud Arsal and Qalamoun.

It did not start in July 2017. It started with the beginning of the war against Syria in 2011. The plans of the countries leading the aggression and supporting the militants depended on the principle of seizing full control over the border areas. They would then use these areas as a springboard to invade resistance-held territory using terrorist ground forces with NATO-“Israeli”-Gulf support and planning.

Moving the battle into the home front to preoccupy the resistance and the Lebanese army was the beginning. The objective was to take control of and strike the resistance’s environment. Therefore, the battle of liberating Joroud is more significant than the July 2006 victory because it was an “Israeli” battle with an “Israeli” objective and “Israeli” tools even though the La Ilaha Illa Allah [No God except Allah] flag was raised. The resistance achieved more victories, including the Qusair victory, Talkalakh at the northern border, Syria’s Qalamoun, Joroug Arsal, Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa. The most dangerous objective of the terrorists and their backers was invading the central Bekaa up until the border with Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms. Of course, these areas along with occupied Palestine would have all been under the control of the terrorists and the countries backing them. Meanwhile, they would have secured a maritime access from Tripoli in Lebanon.

In short, this is the battle of the border. This is what the resistance thwarted in cooperation with the Syrian army. Meanwhile, the Lebanese army played an important role at the end of the battle.

According to what was planned, these terrorist groups were supposed to start with plan (B), which is besieging the resistance, paralyzing its movements and striking it in its environment. Here, we recall that part of this plan had been put in motion through the use of car bombs as well as identifying certain parties in Lebanon that conform to these plans and ideas. Here several obvious questions must be asked:

What if the Syrian army and the resistance had decided not to take action early on in order to thwart this project?

  • What if these groups were left alone along the border areas to blow up whatever they wanted and kill and kidnap whomever they wanted?

Based on this plan, which is even related to the nature of the battle with the Zionists, it was necessary to work on its failure and destruction, albeit in stages. Due to the nature of the battle that is also associated with some Syrian regions, the resistance adopted the policy of capturing and then dividing the regions and stages. Thus, the battle of Qusair coincided with Syria’s Qusair. The battle of Talkalakh at the northern border was associated with the Syrian Zara area, which was an important corridor used by militants to move between Lebanon and the Syrian depth. The battles went from Qalamaoun, to Yabroud, to al-Zabadani to the Joroud in order to besiege these groups in these areas.

All the preparations were completed to clear Lebanese areas of any terrorist – after these groups carried out several bombings and killed a number of Lebanese army soldiers. As in every victory, the Golden Triangle, the army, the people and the resistance, was present.

The resistance launched the Joroud operation to eliminate the last hope these groups had to move the battle inside Lebanon. It was a delicate and sensitive operation where politics overlapped with the military, geography and strategy. Therefore, the second liberation’s dimensions are equally important to the first victory over the Zionists in 2000.

The resistance and the Lebanese army, on the one hand, and the Syrian army and the resistance, on the other, caught the terrorists in Joroud in a pincer. Hence, full victory was achieved and the lands were returned to their owners. Security and stability prevailed across the whole of Lebanon despite its complex geography. Thus, Lebanon was on a date with a great victory.

Have the Zionists Forgotten their Defeat in Joroud Arsal?

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Beirut – The shock was evident on the face of “Israel’s” former war minister, Avigdor Lieberman. After days of censoring media and military institutions when it came to Hezbollah’s 2007 military campaign to liberate Lebanon’s eastern Joroud, the man was unable to admit the impact of the defeat. Hezbollah had liberated the Joroud from the terror of “Israel’s” agents, the Nusra Front and Daesh.

From the heart of Tel Aviv, Lieberman called on the units of the military headquarters to prepare for various scenarios, warning that “the next conflict with Lebanon will also include Syria.”

Amid a flurry of confusion, the chief of the “Israeli” military and security establishment spoke about the unity of the fronts and directed threats at both Lebanon and Syria.

“If we talk about the Lebanese front, there is no such front anymore. There will be one front that includes Syria and Lebanon together: Hezbollah, the Assad regime and all those collaborating with the Assad regime,” he said.

All the analysis aside, Lebanon heard the message clearly. The cohesion between the Lebanese army and the resistance deprived the concerned parties in “Israel” of their sleep.

“The Lebanese army has become an integral part of Hezbollah’s strength and is under its leadership. The Lebanese army has lost its independence and has become an integral part of Hezbollah’s strength,” Lieberman stressed.

Going with the saying, ‘thanks to the recognition of the enemy’, Hezbollah succeeded in creating another cause for concern along the “Israeli” front.

The enemy’s observers were surprised by the speed with which the victory was achieved. According to Maariv, “the battles of the eastern Joroud in Lebanon are sending a clear message to three heads: “Israel”, the United States and Saudi Arabia. The message implied that the group is very capable of defending itself against all threats. Its combat skills are growing with time.”

For its part, the “Israeli” website Nzivnet published a special report explaining the exact course of the battles.

“Hezbollah is engaged in fierce battles in Joruod Arsal including artillery shelling and even close quarter combat. Hezbollah can be seen working as a trained army that operates heavy machinery such as armored personnel carriers, artillery, mortars shells and others. Meanwhile, the Radwan force – the force assigned to occupy the Galilee in the next war with “Israel” – carries out complex commando operation such as taking control of isolated places and caves,” the site reported.

“Hezbollah does not appear to be a guerrilla organization that “Israel” knew in the 90s and the beginning of the third millennium,” Nzivnet added.

The website underscores fears about “the flags of Hezbollah and Lebanon fluttering together atop a hill in the Wadi al-Khail region. This is the image of Hezbollah’s victory over terrorism. It is not in Aleppo or in Daraa. It is in Arsal, at home. Hezbollah has come back to fight at home. It is sending us signals too. And no one can stop it.”

“Israeli” worries spilled over from the battlefield into the political front. According to Haaretz, “Hezbollah took responsibility for the negotiations as if it were the Lebanese government. The party succeeded in securing the approval of the Lebanese army to adhere to the agreement it reached to deport fighters of the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.”

“This move by Hezbollah may not have any far-reaching strategic consequences from a military perspective, unlike the removal of al-Qaeda from the Lebanese border. But the organization will know how to capitalize on it when the time comes to discuss security in areas neighboring Lebanon,” Haaretz added.

Perhaps the entity’s fear is embodied in a few words said by the head of the “Israeli” military surveillance apparatus, Herzl Halevi, as he addressed the Joroud battles.

“Hezbollah is a stone’s throw away from the “Israeli” border.”

كلام مباشر لدولة الرئيس المكلف

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– يدرك دولة الرئيس المكلف بتشكيل الحكومة سعد الحريري أن ما أنتج الصيغة الفضفاضة المقترحة في تأليف الحكومة، الذي يتحمل وحده مسؤوليته، كصاحب صلاحيات دستورية «حصرية» لا ينازعه عليها أحد ولا يتحمل عنه تبعاتها أحد. نتجت عن الصيغ الفضفاضة التي اعتمدها عندما منحه الإضافات الوزارية بغير وجه حق لتياره وحلفائه بينما مارس الإجحاف بحق خصمه السياسي الرئيسي المتمثل بقوى الثامن من آذار، في لعبة تذاكٍ لا تُخفى على أحد، فمنح مقاعد وزراية غير مستحقة لمن يهمه أمرهم وحرم مقاعد وزارية مستحقة لمن يخالفهم الرأي، فنالت الكتل حقها ونالت أشلاء بعضها حصصاً إضافية للمستوزرين. وهذا يكفي لتبيانه الخروج من تذاكي توزيع الكتل وإعادة تدويرها للإيحاء بتمثيل مزدوج مخادع تتم المطالبة به، ففي البلد ثلاث كتل كبرى، واحدة يمثلها رئيس الجمهورية والتيار الوطني الحر نالت حقها بـ11 وزيراً في صيغة صاحب الصلاحية «الحصرية» بتأليف الحكومة، هي 7 وزراء للتيار وفق معادلة وزير لكل 4 نواب و4 وزراء للرئيس، وتكتل قوى الرابع عشر من آذار وقد نال 12 وزيراً لقاء حجمه المتمثل بـ 44 نائباً وفق معادلة وزير لكل 4 نواب أما تكتل الثامن من آذار الممثل نيابياً بـ 45 نائباً أي المساوي لتكتل الرابع عشر من آذار، فقد منح ظلماً وعدواناً فقط 7 مقاعد وزارية، اي أقل بخمسة وزراء عن نظيره وخصمه السياسي وهما متساويان في الحجم النيابي، والخمسة الزائدة و»الفضفاضة» التي حازتها قوى الرابع عشر من آذار هي المقاعد الإضافية للمستوزرين من أشلاء الكتل، وليس المقعد الذي تطلبه قوى الثامن من آذار لأحد مكوناتها، بدلاً من خمسة تستحقها زيادة أسوة بنظيرتها قوى الرابع عشر من آذار.

– يعلم الرئيس المكلف أن كل البحث عن مساعي تسويات بالصيغ التي يسمّيها بـ «الفضفاضة» أو بسواها ليس نابعاً من البحث عن مقاعد لمستوزرين، لأن من حق قوى الثامن من آذار وليس طلباً لصدقة أو منة من دولته، أن تتمثل وفقاً لمعادلته بتمثيل كل القوى ما عداها، أي وزير لكل 4 نواب، أن تكون حصتها 11 وزيراً إذا اعتبرنا الوزير الثاني عشر في تمثيل قوى الرابع عشر من آذار حصة لرئيس الحكومة أو منصبه الواقع خارج توزيع المقاعد، كما يعلم أن تطبيق قاعدة وزير لكل 5 نواب سيتيح نيل كل من قوى 14 و8 آذار 9 وزراء وعليه بذلك شطب وزيرين من حصته وحصص حلفائه، ويمكن له تعويضهما بالتفاهم مع رئيس الجمهورية كحصة له كرئيس للحكومة، لكن تبقى حصة 8 آذار 9 وزراء تغنيها عن الحديث بتمثيل اللقاء التشاوري منفرداً، فالـ 9 وزراء هم 6 شيعة و2 مسيحيين و1 سني كتحصيل حاصل لتكوينها، ويعلم دولته أن قوى الثامن من آذار لم تفعل ذلك مراعاة لدولته، فاكتفت بطب مقعد واحد إضافي لحصتها المجحفة بـ 7 وزراء.

– يعلم دولة الرئيس أن الصيغ التي أحب تسميتها بـ «الفضفاضة» تم التداول فيها بحثاً عن مخارج تراعي مزاجه الانفعالي وعناده غير المبرر والذي لا يستقيم مع كون الأزمة ناتجة عن سوء تدبيره في إدارة صلاحياته «الحصرية» في مساعي تأليف الحكومة، ومنعاً للوقوع في «جاهلية» دستورية أخرى في تشكيل الحكومة، وبمراجعة بسيطة لما جرى في الجاهلية يعلم دولته أن أحداً لم يكن متضامناً مع كلام الوزير السابق وئام وهاب، بمن في ذلك الوزير وهاب نفسه، لكن أحداً لم يكن يتوقع أن يكون في مقام رئاسة الحكومة من يجرّد حملة عسكرية لسوق شخصية سياسية مخفورة وذليلة، لمجرد أن دولته قد غضب، من دون مراعاة الأصول القانونية والمعايير القضائية، ولا الحسابات السياسية والأعراف التي راكمتها تجارب مماثلة لدولته مع حالات أشدّ إلحاقاً للأذى بشخصيات ومرجعيات لا تقلّ عنه مكانة، ومن مواقع واضحة الخلفية المعادية للسلم الأهلي والوفاق الوطني، وطلب دولته التريث سنوات في التعامل معها خارج المعادلات القانونية والقضائية ومذكرات الإحضار، وقاد السعي للحوار معها والبحث عن تسويات ترضى بها، كحالة أحمد الأسير أو حالة مسلحي عرسال، حتى اقتنع دولته بخلاف ذلك، ولم يعارضه أحد ولم يضغط عليه أحد ولم ينازعه في صلاحياته «الحصرية « أحد بينما الحالة هنا واضحة ومحددة قانوناً، وما تم ليس إلا إستعمالا غير موفق وغير محق للصلاحية «الحصرية» لدولته، والنتائج كارثية، وكانت ستصير كارثية أكثر لولا اللجوء لصيغ يمكن تسميتها هي الأخرى بالفضفاضة، لكن ليس لحجز مقاعد للمستوزرين من أشلاء الكتل، بل لمنحه طريقاً للتراجع يناسب شخصيته الانفعالية وغضبه وعناده، ولعل هذا هو الحال أيضاً في ما يسمّيه بالصيغ «الفضفاضة» حكومياً ولأهداف طرحها، فليجنّبنا دولته جاهلية حكومية مستمرة تجلب الكارثة المتمادية على البلاد بغياب الحكومة، وليستعمل صلاحياته «الحصرية» ويُنهي العقدة بأحد الحلول غير «الفضفاضة».

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1.5 Million Syrian Refugees Returned to Syria


Syrian Refugees in Lebanon - Horrific Conditions
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In spite of the massive campaign by Western powers and their regional stooges, more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees managed to return to Syria already, many more have registered their desire to return and awaiting logistics.

Today, Monday, October 1st, a new group of 4,100 Syrian refugees in Lebanon will be heading back home with the help of the Lebanese General Security apparatus.

The refugees returning today will use three border crossings with Lebanon. The main Masna’a crossing, in addition to Abboudieh crossing and Zamarani crossing which was designated for those returning from the infamous Lebanese Arsal town, once the stronghold of ISIS and Nusra Front terrorists in the tiny country.

Syrian refugees returning from Arsal is a major sign of the failure of the propaganda the Syrian people are constantly bombarded with by NATO and its regional mouthpieces. It also demonstrates the failure of the Saudi policies in Lebanon, where the current PM Hariri and his bloc wasted no effort in pressuring the Syrian refugees to keep them in Lebanon and use them as a bargaining chip against their country.

Lebanese incumbent government, they continue to fail to form one several months after their parliament elections, is split over Syria with the patriotic wing pushing for cooperation with the Syrian government to facilitate the return of the refugees to their country, while the Saudi wing headed by PM Hariri double standards arm terrorist groups in Syria, abuse the humanitarian conditions of the refugees in Lebanon and yet issue political empty statements of their concern over the safety of those refugees.

The horrific conditions the Syrian refugees in Lebanon were forced to live in by the Saudi-owned Lebanese politicians will never be forgotten nor forgiven and will remain a black stain in Lebanese history. Syria has received tens of thousands of Lebanese refugees during Lebanon’s never-ending crises, yet none of them was humiliated or put in a tent, let alone in such miserable tents outside rural towns and under electricity high voltage cables.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon in Horrible Conditions
Syrian refugees in Lebanon were placed in horrible conditions

During a meeting at the Russian embassy in Lebanon, Russian Major General Yevgeny Ilyin stated that 1,470,000 Syrian refugees have returned to Syria in cooperation with a number of countries and international organizations.

The Russian general added that work is undergoing to rehabilitate the infrastructure facilities in Syria to serve the Syrian refugees upon their return, which includes 138 schools, 116 children playgrounds, 109 bakeries, 113 water pumping stations, 119 electricity sub-stations, 106 health care clinics and 79 colleges and university faculties.

Sayyed Nasrallah Mocks IOF: They Can’t Escape Defeat despite Capabilities

 August 27, 2018


Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Sunday the Israeli military cannot escape defeat despite its apparent capabilities, stressing that thousands of Israeli troops were now seeking mental health treatment.

“The Israeli army has developed much of its capabilities and acquired state-of-the-art missiles and military hardware, it cannot yet evade defeat,” Sayyed Nasrallah said in a speech marking the first anniversary of the Second Liberation of the Syrian border from the ISIL and Al-Nusra front control.

Mocking Israeli weakness, Sayyed Nasrallah cites increase in Israeli soldiers’ psychiatric visits saying “the Israeli leadership knows that it is difficult to recruit people to serve in combat units. They lack the willingness to sacrifice of past days. They lack the motivation to endanger themselves. The studies also show that the soldiers find it difficult to cope with the lack of trust between them and the officers. More and more soldiers are seeking release (from service) on mental health grounds and the army is unable to recover from its sense of defeat.” “This army has not launched a new campaign since 2006,” Hezbollah’s S.G. added.

Only last year, His eminence said, some 44,000 Israeli soldiers were treated by psychiatrists.

Sayyed Nasrallah then praised Lebanese youths for the outstanding courage they demonstrated in the North Lebanon battles.

“Foreign media outlets are seeking to intimidate our nation by over-counting the number of our martyrs. Those who think they can overawe our people are delusional. We’ve been fighting for seven years now and our environment has not shown any weariness but rather further embracement and support. There is no place in Lebanon for an occupier nor a future for those who have expansion ambitions as long as our people cling to freedom, liberation, sovereignty and dignity,” Hezbollah leader said in the ceremony called “Glory & Victory”, held in Hermel, Northern Al-Bekaa.

This victory was made by the army-people-resistance golden equation, he said.

“The residents of the region, the residents of Bekaa and the resistance took a quick decision to confront terrorism inside Lebanese and Syrian territories because the government was confused back then and unable to take a decision.” “Despite a political decision confusion, the Lebanese army took a defensive position and made sacrifices, offered martyrs,” Sayyed Nasrallah stated.

Should we take a decision regarding any major operation in Syria, his eminence said, one signal is enough for our youth to flood battlefields, because they have enough awareness

His eminence wondered that had Al-Nusra and ISIL triumphed in Syria, where would have the Lebanese people been now? “What would have been the fate of all countries in the region had ISIL and the similar groups won the battle in Syria and Iraq?” “Those who had bet on ISIL are being demonized by the group itself.”

Sayyed Nasrallah also warned against a false flag chemical attack in Syria’s northern province of Idlib as a pretext for airstrikes against the Syrian government.

He accused the West of orchestrating a chemical attack in order to attack Syria while choosing to remain silent in the face of crimes against the children in Yemen.

“All data indicates that a new chemical play in Idlib is underway. At the time the West is looking for an excuse to launch a military aggression on Syria, it is turning a blind eye to the crimes being committed against Yemeni children. Nobody knows into what abyss [Saudi Crown Prince] Mohammed bin Salman is plunging Saudi Arabia and its dear nation in,” Hezbollah leader said.

Turning to the internal Lebanese situation and to the United States’ support for the campaign inside Lebanon, he said Washington intervened to prevent the Lebanese army from fighting the terrorist organizations.

His eminence assured that the United States has always offered financial support and funneled weapons to ISIL militants, saying, “US forces intervened to stop Lebanese army from launching a military operation against ISIL in al-Joroud area (the northern outskirts at the borders with Syria). At any time ISIL terrorists were besieged in an area in Syria, the US combat helicopters would land to rescue them.” “MOC (Military Operations Center) in Jordan had even led terrorist groups operations in South of Syria.”

Hezbollah’s S.G. indicated that the US does not care at all about the interests of regional states in the Middle East, emphasizing that Washington never stands by its allies and simply views them as its tools in order to attain its own goals.

On the inflammatory rhetoric against Hezbollah which intensified ever since parliamentary elections, Sayyed Nasrallah said there’s a plot against the party to hold it responsible for every deteriorating situation at every level. “There’s a campaign being launched via social media to distort Hezbollah’s image in front of its environment,” he said, but warned “those who think they can intimidate our popular incubator are delusional.”

“The goal of the plot against Lebanon is to hold it responsible at all levels for the deteriorating situation in the country, he said, adding that “claims that Hezbollah is now in control of Lebanon’s decisions are aimed at pinning the blame on the party for all the current situations.” “No one of us imposes his policies and orientation on the other.”

We are modestly the largest party in Lebanon, but we have the least representation in the political arena, Sayyed Nasrallah indicated.

“Our enemies are convinced that the war with Hezbollah is useless and hard, so they see the solution in targeting it before its people,” he said, calling upon those who had any evidence of corruption against the party to provide it to well-known secretariat offices.

“We bet on intra-Lebanese dialogue for the formation of the new government as the time is ticking away,” he said, warning against creating ‘new obstacles’ in the government formation process. Let us postpone the debate over the relation with Syria and the ministerial policy statement until after the formation of the government, he urged, pointing out that “the relation between Hezbollah and President [Michel] Aoun is a relation of trust.”

Separately, Sayyed Nasrallah warned parties betting on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon against playing with fire.

“Some March 14 circles are saying that the main reason behind delaying the formation of the government is that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will issue its ruling in September and that it will be against Hezbollah in which there will be a new situation in the country to capitalize on. I tell those betting on the tribunal: do not play with fire! The STL means nothing to us at all and its rulings are of no value regardless whether they are condemnation or acquittal rulings.”

Regarding Baalbek-Hermel area and development projects there, Sayyed Nasrallah announced that Hezbollah has agreed with [Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih] Berri to put forward a bill to form the Development Council of Baalbek-Hermel. He pointed that the consolidation of Hezbollah environment in Bekaa and the deep cooperation between Hezbollah and Amal shall be preserved.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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Sheikh Qassem: Hezbollah Represents Rare Resistance Sample

August 19, 2018

Hezbollah Deputy Chief Sheikh Naim Qassem

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed that the party represents a rare resistance sample which has contributed to Lebanon’s security and stability, adding that the religious and moral values that the group holds give it this distinctive feature.

Hezbollah resistance liberated most of the Lebanese territories from the Zionist occupation, deterred the Israeli aggression and contributed to the major defeat inflicted upon the takifiri groups in the region, according to Sheikh Qassem who underscored that the group has not employed its military victories to achieve political gains in Lebanon.

His eminence also stressed that Hezbollah would address the basic socioeconomic issues and problems in Lebanon, adding that abiding by the enforced laws and recruiting the public employees in accord with proficiency exams.

Source: Al-Manar Website

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نصرالله: حلفاء النصرة وداعش لن يمثّلوا بعلبك ـ الهرمل

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هل يُعقل أن يسأل أحدنا ماذا قدم حزب الله وما زال أهالي الشهداء يرتدون الأسود؟ (هيثم الموسوي)

على مسافة 10 أيام من موعد انتهاء مهلة تسجيل اللوائح الانتخابية في وزارة الداخلية، بدأت طلائع اللوائح والتحالفات تطل من معظم الدوائر، وآخرها إعلان التحالف بين حزب الله وحركة أمل والتيار الوطني الحر في دائرة بعبدا، فيما انتكست الأمور على خط معراب ــ بيت الوسط مع إعلان القوات اللبنانية أن المفاوضات بين القوات وتيار المستقبل «لم تصل الى أي نتيجة في أي مكان بعد». في هذه الأثناء، خاطب الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله الجسم الحزبي في البقاعين الشمالي والأوسط، مؤكداً ضرورة شحذ الهمم

يوم الانتخابات لم يعد بعيداً. وفيما لا تزال بعض الأحزاب مشغولة بتحالفاتها، كان حزب الله يستشعر خطر تصاعد النبرة الاعتراضية في بعلبك ــ الهرمل. عنوان الاعتراض: ماذا فعل نواب المنطقة لها؟ ولأن للمنطقة حساسيتها بالنسبة إلى المقاومة، جاءت الإجابة على لسان السيد نصرالله نفسه.

أمس توزّع الحزبيون على 9 مدن وبلدات في البقاعين الأوسط والشمالي للقاء السيد، عبر الشاشة. العنوان استنهاض الهمم في مواجهة الحملة التي تطال مرشحي الحزب. بلغ الأمر بالسيد حدّ الإشارة إلى أنه مستعد للتوجه شخصياً إلى منطقة البقاع «إذا رأينا أن هناك وهناً في الإقبال على الانتخابات»، وأنه لن يتردد في التجوال في قرى المنطقة ومدنها وأحيائها للسعي إلى إنجاح هذه اللائحة «مهما كانت الأثمان ولو تعرضت للخطر». وأكد أنه «لن نسمح بأن يمثل حلفاء النصرة وداعش أهالي بعلبك – الهرمل»، كما لن يسمح أهالي المنطقة لمن سلّح التنظيمات الإرهابية بأن يمثلوها.

لم يهضم «حزب الله» قول أحد قياديي تيار المستقبل إن المعركة هي معركة هزيمة حزب الله في بعلبك – الهرمل… ليس الفوز بمقعد أو اثنين انتصاراً بالنسبة إليه، فعنوان هزيمة حزب الله هو سحب أحد المقاعد الشيعية الستة منه. ذلك يساوي الـ127 نائباً في البرلمان، بحسب الأمين العام لتيار المستقبل أحمد الحريري. لكن نصر الله قال: لا يفترض أحد أنه يسجل انتصاراً إذا خرقنا بمقعد أو اثنين، فنحن حين وافقنا على النسبية فتحنا المجال أمام ذلك، مشيراً إلى أنه «كما سنخسر في مكان سنربح في أماكن أخرى».

استعاد نصر الله أيام شبابه في بعلبك الهرمل. قال: منذ ١٩٧٩ الى ١٩٨٦ كنت مسؤول منطقة وكنت أتجول في شوارع كل المدن والقرى البقاعية، سائلاً: كيف كان وضع هذه المناطق قبل الـ٨٢، وكيف أصبح بعد الـ٨٢ والـ٩٢ الى يومنا هذا؟ هناك الكثير الكثير من الانجازات.

وتطرق نصر الله إلى الشق الاقتصادي، قائلاً: تسألون كيف وصل الدين العام إلى 80 مليار دولار. انظروا إلى المسؤولين الذين اغتنوا عندما صاروا في الحكم. وقال إن مؤتمرات الدعم التي تعقد، كباريس 4، ليست مخصصة لتقديم الهبات للبنان، بل لتقديم قروض سترتّب علينا فوائد وسندفعها من جيوبنا.

ووجّه نصر الله أصابع الاتهام إلى «المستقبل» من دون أن يسميه، قائلاً إنه «ما عدا فترة حكم سليم الحص، فإنه من 92 إلى الآن، كان الفريق الثاني في الحكم، وكان الصرف ومجالسه ووسائله بيده»، مشيراً إلى أن النهب الكبير في الدولة هو من مسؤولية هذا الطرف. وأكد تبنّي الحزب شعار محاربة الفساد في المرحلة المقبلة.

كذلك ذكّر بقول رئيس بلدية عرسال السابق علي الحجيري، من دون أن يسميه، إنه أصبح هناك نواة دولة من عرسال الى رنكوس (في سوريا). وسأل: هل من كان يريد سيطرة المسلحين على بعلبك ــ الهرمل يريد أن يمثلها اليوم؟ أضاف: أين كان القوات وتيار المستقبل حينها؟

ليجيب بنفسه:

كانوا يذهبون بنوابهم إلى حيث توجد النصرة وداعش للتضامن معهما.

وفي ما يتعلق بالحرب في سوريا، أشار نصر الله إلى أن تدخل حزب الله جاء لمصلحة لبنان، وكذلك مساهمته في تحرير معظم الجرود، مع الجيش اللبناني، مشيراً إلى أنه

«لولا هذه الثلاثية، المقاومة وصمود الأهالي والجيش، لكان لبنان مسرحاً للارهاب ولما كانت ستحصل هذه الانتخابات في بعلبك الهرمل».

وتطرق إلى ما رافق حرب تموز من مفاوضات، وقال:

«يا عمي الاسرائيلي تنازل والحكومة كانت تصرّ على نزع السلاح، ولولا وجود وزرائنا وحلفائنا والأستاذ نبيه بري والرئيس إميل لحود حينها لما حصل ما حصل لحماية المقاومة»، ليخلص، مستذكراً أعوام ١٩٨٢، ١٩٩٦، ٢٠٠٠ و٢٠٠٦، إلى أنه لولا المقاومة لكانت إسرائيل احتلت لبنان بكامله.

القوات ــ المستقبل: أفق مسدود

من جهة ثانية، أعلن موقع القوات اللبنانية ان المفاوضات بين القوات وتيار المستقبل لم تصل الى اي نتيجة في اي مكان بعد، إلى درجة ان الاتفاق الذي كان أنجز مبدئياً في بعلبك ــ الهرمل، يعمل المستقبل على التراجع عنه، إما عن طريق الإصرار على إدخال التيار الوطني الحر في اللائحة، وإما عن طريق تمييع الإعلان عن اللائحة من أجل التراجع عن الاتفاق. وأضاف ان المستقبل «يريد ان يستبدل مقاعد القوات بمقاعد للتيار الحر، علماً بأن القوات بإمكانها التفاهم مع التيار الحر بمعزل عن المستقبل، وهذه ذريعة واضحة إما للتراجع عن التفاهمات المتفق عليها أصلاً، أو للتذرع من أجل عدم التفاهم، وفي مطلق الأحوال وصلت الرسالة».

وكشف موقع القوات أن الاتفاق في الشوف – عاليه هو بين القوات والحزب التقدمي الاشتراكي «وليس بين القوات والمستقبل، ويبدو أن التفاهم بين الاشتراكي والمستقبل لم تكتمل عناصره بعد، في ظل الخلاف حول ترشيح النائب محمد الحجار أو السيد بلال عبدالله».

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Lebanon Pays Tribute for Slain Soldiers in Official, Popular Funeral

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08-09-2017 | 14:35


Lebanon held a state funeral for 10 of its soldiers captured and killed by Takfiri terrorists in the border area of Arsal between 2014 and 2017.

A large crowd of Lebanese people paid tribute to the bodies of the 10 soldiers at a Friday ceremony at the Defense Ministry near the capital city of Beirut.

The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, army commanders and political figures.

Lebanon declared Friday a national day of mourning with government organizations, banks, schools and businesses closed as a sign of respect.

“Our joy in the victory over terrorism remains sorrowful for we were hoping that we manage to free you unharmed from the hands of the terrorism so that you may return to your Army and families in order to participate with us in this historic achievement,” President Aoun said during his speech at the funeral ceremony.

Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the Takfiri terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] and other terror outfits broke into Lebanon in 2014, taking over the border town of Arsal.

They were ousted from the town, but started taking positions close to Ras Baalbeck, another border town, which has been the focus of the recent counterterrorism operations.

The soldiers were kidnapped by Takfiri militants during the border raid in 2014. Two of them were killed the same year, while the fate of the remaining eight was unknown until late July when the militants agreed to reveal their burial place as part of a ceasefire deal with Lebanon and its Hezbollah resistance movement.

Under the deal, a convoy of Daesh militants and their families left areas on the Lebanon-Syria border.

The deal came after the Lebanese army, backed by Hezbollah, conducted successful military operations on the border areas.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

Lebanon Holds State Funeral in Honor of Martyred Soldiers

September 8, 2017

soldiers funeral

Lebanon bids farewell to soldiers who were killed by ISIL Takfiri group in a state funeral at Defense Ministry in Yarze.

Lebanese officials including top three leaders attended the funeral to pay tribute to 10 slain soldiers, whose remains were discovered following “Fajr Al-Joroud” operation which was launched by the Lebanese army earlier in August in a bid to liberate Ras Baalbek and Qaa outskirts from ISIL Takfiri group.

The ten soldiers were abducted in 2014 as the army engaged in a battle against ISIL and Nusra Front in the eastern border town of Arsal.

As the coffins of the soldiers arrived at the Defense Ministry, 21-gun salute was fired in honor of the martyrs. The army commander, General Joseph Aoun then gave military awards to the families of soldiers.

General Aoun hailed the victory of “Fajr Al-Joroud” operation, stressing the military’s determination to wipe out terror from the country.

He noted that the battle against ISIL took place in Ras Baalbek and Qaa outskirt because of sovereign decision taken by the government. On the other hand, the army commander stressed high readiness of the military in face of Israeli threats.

For his part, President Michel Aoun promised families of the slain soldiers to go ahead with a probe into the abduction operation and the killing of their sons.

President Aoun praised the soldiers sacrifices, vowing to confront terrorism.

Source: Al-Manar


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