Haaretz: Sayyed Nasrallah Not Wrong About Stretching “Israeli” Army to the Limit

Haaretz: Sayyed Nasrallah Not Wrong About Stretching “Israeli” Army to the Limit

By Staff, Haaretz

The high alert on the northern border has been in force for more than a month and a half. Under the flood of other news, it’s not the main thing on the mind of the “Israeli” public and media.

According to the “Israeli” news outlet Haaretz, Hezbollah has tried twice to avenge the martyrdom of a fighter martyred in July in an “Israeli” bombing attack at Damascus Airport.

The devastating explosion at the Beirut port on August 4 completely changed the agenda in Lebanon, the news outlet went on to say. But very quickly it became clear that it had no effect on the plans of Hezbollah leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, who is determined to kill an “Israeli” soldier before declaring a return to calm on the border.

Sayyed Nasrallah is trying to hold the rope at both ends, according to Haaretz. He denies the “Israeli” allegations about the foiling of attempted attacks, but is proud that the “Israeli” army is so tense waiting for Hezbollah’s response.

Haaretz added that the alert along the border has been long and nerve-racking, taking up the time of Military Intelligence as well, far beyond what “Israelis” might think. The “Israeli” army is continuing to call up reservist officers to reinforce command posts, to deploy relatively large forces in the entity’s north and to keep its distance from the fence. It doesn’t want to provide Hezbollah with a target for an operation.

The containment policy was decided at the very top, by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, War Minister Benny Gantz and army chief Aviv Kochavi, the news outlet explained.

For years, the “Israeli” entity has been waging a war between the wars in the north alleging that one of its goals is to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. If Sayyed Nasrallah establishes a new balance of threats, he can also influence moves attributed to the “Israeli” entity in Syria, according to the “Israeli” daily.

Based on the report by Haaretz, under Sayyed Nasrallah’s formula of deterrence, for every Lebanese death in an “Israeli” attack, even if it occurs in Syria, Hezbollah will mount a response. His Eminence’s temptation lies in stretching the equation to force the entity to think three times before every attack in Syria.

Furthermore, Netanyahu likes to boast about the close strategic and military cooperation with the Trump administration. Several times he has praised Trump for his decision in January to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force.

The United States is indeed pursuing an aggressive line against Tehran while gradually stepping up the sanctions pressure. But, like the “Israeli” entity, the Americans have to protect themselves against a possible response to the offensive moves they’ve made.

War of nerves: Israel begs Hezbollah to retaliate


Date: 6 September 2020

War of nerves: Israel begs Hezbollah to retaliate

Author: lecridespeuples

Nasrallah vows to kill an enemy soldier, Israel’s northern border is paralyzed and Zionist propaganda keeps shaping news reports.

By Sayed Hasan from Resistance News Unfiltered

By Sayed Hasan

As we explained in our article What happened —and didn’t happen— at the Israel-Lebanon border?, Israel has been on high alert at its northern border since its July 20 strike in Damascus that killed a Hezbollah fighter. Three similar experiences have proven, in 2014, 2015 and 2019, that a bloody retaliation is inevitable, and fear has paralyzed northern occupied Palestine for more than a month. But the excruciating pressure of waiting is so unbearable on the Israeli side —it has already claimed the life of a soldier when his vehicle overturned near the Lebanese border, probably due to panic— that after trying to neutralize Hezbollah’s response by a pitiful letter of apology and then by a ridiculous sham on July 27, claiming to have repelled an imaginary infiltration attempt, the Hebrew state has committed a third action even more stupid —and fraught with consequences— by replaying the scenario of the phantom attack and by carrying out defensive strikes (illuminating shells & smoke bombs) against southern Lebanon on the night of August 25 to 26.

Apart from forest fires which broke out near a Lebanese army position and a UNIFIL position, and very slight damage to an agricultural building and two houses, caused by smoke-producing phosphorus shells & illuminating shells, no loss is to be reported. All in all, it was a pretty harmless show, although very anxiety-provoking for civilians on both sides of the border, and it is certainly no accident that no casualties or serious damage are to be deplored: Israel fears Hezbollah more than anything, and rightly considers the Party of God (with Iran) as an existential threat. Far from constituting an act of force on Israel’s part, this defensive attack is an act caused by the considerable pressure weighing on its soldiers at the northern border, and is explained either by a hallucination caused by fear (Netanyahu himself was then near the northern border and announced it to the media, adding to the IDF’s nervousness), or by an insistent request meant to push Hezbollah to retaliate and thus end this unbearable tension. Israel’s nerves are visibly cracking.

However, once again, our mainstream (and even alternative) media were quick to pick up on the IDF statement that in response to (purely imaginary) gunfire (Hezbollah isn’t going to retaliate with light weaponry), Israel reportedly carried out strikes against Hezbollah positions. The docile peddling of this lie illustrates the West’s blind adherence to IDF fables, when even the Israeli press and public opinion constantly question them and trust Nasrallah more than their own leaders. Submission, ignorance, sensationalism and / or hidden hostility to the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon, presented as powerless in the face of attacks from an enemy who would only target the positions of the Party of God in self-defense (when in reality he is the aggressor and endangered civilian homes and positions of the Lebanese army and the UN), explain this familiar propaganda after every actual or supposed incident.

These mini-reports from Al-Manar (12 and 3), a Hezbollah TV channel which regularly translates the Hebrew media (unlike our media who do not even read the Israeli press in English, far more reliable than the Western news agencies despite heavy military censorship), explain in detail what happened, and show that there is a great deal of fear and frustration on the Israeli side: the IDF is extremely nervous, convinced that Hezbollah fighters are in ambush along the border and will seize the first opportunity to kill Israeli soldiers, and the settlers are anguished and revolted at the confused statements of the military and the restrictions placed on them.

Here are some eloquent quotes of these reports, all taken from Israeli analysts speaking on national TV channels:

We saw what happened in the Shebaa farms [on July 27], and we thought it was all behind us, but now we see what happened tonight, which is only the latest development. Perhaps Hezbollah will have the pleasure of forcing the IDF to remain on such a high level of alert along the border. Maybe they want to disrupt the life of Israelis in the region.

The Northern Command’s analysis is that Nasrallah will not give up on killing an Israeli soldier, and that he is determined to uphold the “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” equation against Israel. Since a Hezbollah fighter has been killed, he will kill an Israeli soldier in retaliation.

Ultimately, the military believes that Hezbollah has not settled its scores with Israel, and that it will carry out attacks against the Israeli military. That’s why the Northern Command has decided to stay on high alert, as Hezbollah’s attempts to strike soldiers will not stop.

Hezbollah cells are positioned along the border, and when a target presents itself they will open fire and kill an Israeli soldier in retaliation for the death of a Hezbollah fighter in Syria.

Hezbollah’s threats are therefore taken with the utmost seriousness in Israel, and whatever the complicit media may say, fear is clearly on the Israeli side, while the Lebanese Resistance relishes at the protracted torment of the occupier.

Hezbollah reacted laconically to this new incident, not even issuing a statement this time around. In a speech dedicated to the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein on August 26, Nasrallah made a very brief comment about it, without dwelling on it:

I have to start with a very brief statement about what happened last night in the south on Lebanon’s border with occupied Palestine, all this Israeli commotion, the firing of flares and phosphorus grenades, as well as certain attacks. This is something important, sensitive and dangerous as far as we are concerned, but in a deliberate way I will not speak about it, I will not comment on it now, and I will leave this topic for later, at the auspicious time with the grace of God, soon and at the right time.

This sobriety is the complete opposite of an evasion: Nasrallah wishes to leave Israel on tenterhooks. As the grand master of psychological warfare he is, Nasrallah knows well that silence and expectation of retribution are worse than threats & inescapable retaliation that Israel ardently calls for in order to regain a semblance of serenity along its northern borders. Retaliation will indeed come, and it will certainly be deadly. It will avenge the death of the martyr Ali Kamal Mohsen killed in Damascus, as well as the violations of Lebanese sovereignty and the attacks against civilians during the Israeli strikes-for-show on July 27 and August 26, as promised by Hezbollah. Far from proving that Hezbollah would be hesitant and fearful, the fact that the response is slow to arrive adds long anxiety to the ultimate severity of the punishment: every Israeli soldier in the north constantly fears for his life, and will be relieved when this round is over, even at the cost of the death of one or more of his comrades —provided it is not him. Moreover, this expectation is also explained by the drastic security measures taken to avoid exposing the Israeli forces at the north (entire barracks abandoned, settlements evacuated, patrols and maneuvers canceled, soldiers forced to wear civilian clothes constantly, roads closed, etc.). It is certainly no coincidence that abandoned Israeli tanks were found by hikers in the Syrian Golan: it is probably a target offered to Hezbollah, as was already the case during the last confrontation of this type, unless the soldiers really deserted their posts.

Let us also remember that one year ago precisely, when two Hezbollah fighters were killed by Israel in Syria at the end of August 2019, Hezbollah’s retaliation happened 8 days later: on September 1, the Lebanese Resistance destroyed a moving Israeli military vehicle.

Netanyahu then claimed that there was not even a scratch on the Israeli side, and that the helicopter transport of a soldier covered in blood and carried on a stretcher was only a masquerade intended to deceive Hezbollah and avoid more strikes. A dubious claim which, even if true, would manifest incredible cowardice. It should be noted that at the same place and at the same time, an Israeli soldier was seriously injured by a childish game of stone-throwing (apparently more dangerous than two anti-tank missiles), at least according to the docile Israeli media submitted to strict military censorship. Let everyone draw their own conclusions about what really happened and who won this confrontation.

In any case, this experience may explain why Hezbollah’s response is yet to come. In order not to be fooled by a new Hollywood show, Hezbollah must wait for a target that is unmistakenly real, and such that no one can doubt that Israeli soldiers will have been killed by Hezbollah (and not by stones or other stupid and implausible games). Because Israel’s desperation is such that it goes as far as to bait Hezbollah with robots dressed as soldiers, and fakely protected by tanks and smoke bombs.

Moreover and above all, after putting all of northern Israel to a standstill for a whole week last year, Hezbollah now wants to make the fun last, and push Israel to the limit so that it humiliates itself more, and see how much longer the Zionist entity can remain on high alert before breaking down. Once again, the expectation of retribution is worse than the retribution itself, especially for first-class cowards like the IDF. Let us recall these two quotes reported in our previous article:

As a Koweiti put it on Twitter, “Hezbollah’s silence is sometimes more powerful and painful to the Zionist enemy than their missiles, because they live hours, days and weeks in a state of fear, terror and high nervousness. Silence is a destructive weapon of psychological warfare against the Israeli entity, both at the political and psychological levels.” Avigdor Lieberman, former Israeli Defense Minister, stated that “I am still worried because the North is paralyzed by the killing of one single Hezbollah member in Damascus. Unfortunately, Nasrallah proved that he does what he says, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

On July 27, the Israeli press questioned the reality of the alleged Hezbollah incursion, asking explicitly if it was not a new show intended for Hezbollah (cf. Jerusalem PostWas Mount Dov incident another Hollywood show for Hezbollah?). This time around, the Lebanese Resistance’s response must undoubtedly kill Israeli soldiers, and that is sure to happen. Nasrallah said this very clearly during his last speech on the 10th day of Muharram (August 30th), commemorating Imam Hussein’s martyrdom:

I have left the issue of the situation at the border between Lebanon and occupied Palestine for the end, and I will speak with great clarity, because it is necessary that things be very clear for everyone as to our stance.

Several weeks ago, during Israeli strikes near Damascus airport, martyrs fell, including our martyred brother combatant Hajj Ali Kamal Mohsen. We are firmly committed to the (deterrence) equation, and we have always enforced and upheld it. Our goal is not revenge. Our goal is to chastise the murderers, and uphold the balance of deterrence in order to protect (ourselves). This (is the equation) in effect since 2006.

Without our needing to make any statement (promising retaliation), after our mere statement reporting the martyrdom of our brother Ali Kamal Mohsein following an Israeli raid on Damascus airport, this single statement, without any additional word, was enough for Israel, which knows well (that our response was inevitable), (to go on maximum alert). And this is one of the successes of the Resistance. This Israel (which has always) behaved with arrogance, hybris and tyranny against entire regimes and entire armies, see how it behaves with the Resistance: it behaves in a very different way. This result was not achieved by declarations and speeches, but by our history, thanks to 38 years of sacrifice, jihad, endurance, achievements and victories on our side, and, on the Israeli side, (38 years old) of military and security setbacks, failures and defeats (against Hezbollah).

On its own initiative, as I said, Israel stood on a leg and a half (ready to flee) on the entire length of the border, from the sea to the Golan Heights. Not only on the Lebanese border, but also on the Syrian border with occupied Palestine. And they took all the (security) measures that you know: they evacuated their military positions —some positions are completely empty, and others still have personnel but the soldiers remain invisible—, they have completely canceled their patrols —sometimes a quick patrol can be carried out exceptionally when they feel that the Resistance is absent from a place—, and they have started sending us unmanned vehicles —because they have automatically piloted vehicles— in which they place dummies dressed in Israeli soldiers’ uniforms, as they did the last time, urging us to hit those vehicles; after that they are ready to bring in a helicopter, medical relief, put (these dummies) on stretchers and into the helicopter, thus making fun of us by having us believe that we got what we wanted, namely to kill one or two (Israeli) soldiers. Isn’t it? This is what they are doing. And yesterday you saw on the TV stations that they were sending us moving robots, putting a dummy in a soldier’s clothes on it, so that we would think it was a (real) soldier and hit that target. These measures have persisted for weeks.

Dummy dressed as an Israeli soldier and carried by a robot a few meters away from the Lebanese border, in order to lure Hezbollah, August 23rd

It is all part of the punishment. This army, which believes itself to be the most powerful in the region, when it faces the Resistance in Lebanon, yes, I can tell you that it stands on a leg and a half. And this along the entire length of the border. And fear is on the other side. They take action not only at the border, but behind the border, limiting movement to and within settlements, imposing (heavy) restrictions, etc. Training and maneuvers have been canceled until further notice. They brought in artillery and forces (to the north), and put their Iron Dome system on high alert. All this while waiting for (the inevitable retaliation of) the Resistance. Because they know that this Resistance is credible and serious.

And whatever is going on at the border, as we said in our statement, Israeli soldiers are afraid of their own shadow. If they have the impression that at any point on the border there is movement, they start to strike around their positions in the Shebaa farms, around their positions in al-Manara, near Mays-al- Jabal, Aït Aroun, etc., as well as in the western region. All of this expresses anguish, fear and terror on the Israeli side. Because why would they strike all these positions? If they have (accurate) information, if they have control over what’s going on, they need to be alert and have reliable information, (and not strike at random).

What I want to say clearly is that we consider everything that has happened since the martyrdom of our brother and so far to be part of the punishment. It is part of the punishment. It is our strong conviction. But I want to be even clearer, so that those in Lebanon who follow us understand us well, and so that Israel understands us. If we wanted to retaliate (merely) to boost the morale (of our troops and supporters), or for media hype (showing how tough we are), we would have done it from day one. I will be (more) precise. Quite frankly, we could have struck Israeli positions on the (occupied) Shebaa farms or anywhere along the border. Because as far as we are concerned, we no longer make any distinction. Formerly, we distinguished the Shebaa farms and the rest of the border, (limiting our operations to the Shebaa farms). Because the Shebaa farms are occupied Lebanese territory, and no one can deny our right to resist there. But after the (August 2019) Israeli attacks, we no longer differentiate between the Shebaa farms and the international border, (and we can retaliate wherever we want). We were done with that distinction since the last incident. Quite frankly, the Resistance fighters were quite capable of striking a military position with missiles, destroying its buildings & equipment, filming the attack and broadcasting the images in the media, shouting Allahu Akbar, and proclaiming that we had retaliated for the martyrdom of our brother. Of course, no soldiers would have been killed or injured (because Israel evacuated them or entrenched them in bunkers), and maybe even as they did for the Shebaa Farms show, they would have provided us with the ladder to get off our tree (and end this round while saving face); or, as they did for (our strike near the) Avivim (barracks on September 1, 2019), they would have brought in a helicopter, stretchers, false wounded soldiers, that’s all, and it would all be over. But that was not our goal at any time.

We do not run after media (hype), or after responses aimed at boosting morale, not at all. There is an equation we want to confirm. There is an equation we want to confirm. Today, I will be more clear than ever about this equation. Let Israel understand this: every time you kill one of our fighters, we will kill one of your soldiers. Period. This is the equation. If you kill one of us, we won’t (just) hit one of your positions, barracks, equipment, tanks, etc. Israel has all the money in the world. They would replace them easily. This is not what creates an equation of deterrence against Israel. Israel knows very well, even if this is the first time that I have expressed myself so clearly, through its observation of all our movements during the last weeks, that we are not seeking to destroy an (empty) vehicle: Israel has us offered vehicles (to strike), but we knew they were self-piloted, and we didn’t hit them. We could have hit them. Israel knows very well that we are not looking for (vain) military success to save face, it knows very well that we are looking to kill one of its soldiers. And he hid all his soldiers. He hid all his soldiers. They are holed up like rats. It is a point of strength of the Resistance (which has been manifesting itself) for weeks. This is not a point of weakness. It is not a failure. We act with precision, and want to hit a real target, not be baited by an illusory target or make (vain) media hype. The Resistance is serious in its desire to fulfill this mission (killing an Israeli soldier). Israel (ardently) hopes that we’ll strike anything, to end this (unsustainable) waiting, and to return to normal in northern occupied Palestine. But as far as we are concerned, we see things differently.

Even in what happened a few days ago (on August 26), when Israel fired phosphorus shells and flare shells, and unfortunately some shells hit houses, and targets of a farming association named Fruits & Vegetables Without Borders, thank God no one was injured or killed by all these strikes, and the damage was only material. We did not participate in any skirmishes (that day), we did not open fire (not even to retaliate). This is what the Israeli (enemy) would have wanted. He would have liked us to (shoot back) so that they’d be able to say that there were strikes or shots from each side, forest fires on each side, which would have settled things and reset the counters to zero. But we consider (that a futile skirmish) would have made the blood of our martyr vain, and weakened the equation of deterrence.

What Israel did a few days ago, and what it did a few weeks ago by touching, admittedly by mistake, a civilian home, all of this is duly noted, and Israel will pay the bill in full. As far as we are concerned, it is an absolute and irrevocable decision. It is only a matter of time, and depends only on the opportunities which will present themselves on the ground. And frankly, we’re in no rush. We are not eager to strike back today or tomorrow. And we do not consider it a sign of weakness if it takes time because no target that would allow us to achieve our goal is presented to us. Ultimately, you won’t be able to stay holed up in your holes forever. In a week or two, a month, two or three months, or more, you will have to go out. Time is not running out for us. No one is pressing us on the question of time. Eventually you’ll come out on the road, and we’ll hit you, thus confirming this equation. And any threats from Netanyahu, Gantz or Chief of Staff Kochavi and others will never stop us from achieving a goal shaped by thousands of martyrs.

Until an Israeli soldier is killed, terror will continue to reign in northern occupied Palestine, both among Israeli soldiers and settlers: Lebanese homes having been hit, strikes against civilians are likely. As happened last summer, Hezbollah’s deadly response will not lead to an escalation, because Israel is eager to end it, ready to conclude a truce at any cost. But whatever the case, Israel’s spokespersons, intellectually & morally colonized, will continue to unmask themselves through their lies, which perpetuate a myth of invincibility and impunity that the Israelis themselves no longer believe in since 2000 & 2006, but which remains significant in the East and the West, as the belief in Jewish supremacy and Arab backwardness are widespread.

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‘Israeli’ enemy’s media outlets cited the Zionist intelligence estimations that Hezbollah will retaliate for the martyrdom of Mujahid Ali Kamel Mohsen before the New Jewish Year [between September 18 and 20].

In light of this, ‘Israel’ Hayom newspaper noted that the high preparedness along the northern borders will continue, adding that the ‘Israeli’ army’s estimations provide that Hezbollah is determined to carry out its operation before the Jewish holidays.

As for the suggested responses, options don’t exclude shelling Har Dov [occupied Shebaa Farms], an infiltration operation, launching an anti-armor missile, or firing using a light weapon, among other options as stated by the Zionist media.

‘Israel’ Hayom added that the ‘Israeli’ army doesn’t find that Hezbollah is concerned with an inclusive confrontation, therefore, it will attempt to concentrate its operation against a military target.

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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The ‘Israeli’ military owes whoever came up with this ‘genius’ thought a prize!

Hezbollah’s military media spotted the latest worth-mocking achievement the ‘Israeli’ occupation military has scored along the occupied Palestinian border with Lebanon.

It seems that the nightmare stalking the ‘Israeli’ establishment’s existence started looping into a continuous show. The anticipated Hezbollah retaliation to the ‘Israeli’ assassination of one of its fighters in Syria is more of which turning into a Hezbollahmania.

Added to its one year-old using of mannequins inside an ‘Israeli’ military vehicle to pretend that its soldiers are watching along the South Lebanon border, the enemy fixed a soldier-like robot in an exposed attempt to allure the resistance to a military action, that perhaps it wanted to try if it serves as the much awaited anytime possible offensive.

Poor Zionists! Maybe their fear has turned into a sickness. Sometime they imagine ghosts and start a war with their own personnel, and they think that the resistance is shallow enough to mistake a goal to another.

The satirical performance the ‘Israeli’ military presented -entre nous- will make the viewer laugh out loud. It is recommended to replay it time and again.

‘Israel’s’ sickness, pretending that it is undefeatable, had pushed it so far to commit embarrassing and unfixable actions. It, however, has been viewed in all levels as an icon of defeat and failure. It actually doesn’t even master performing in a sketch it already authored, or at the best case, wanted.

The question now is what would come next? Would the Zionists’ talent improve or they will -most probably- lose the final show?

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 August 29, 2020

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It seems that the Israeli fear of Hezbollah’s retaliation to the killing of one of its fighters in Syria has gone beyond ‘innovation’. Last year, the Israeli occupation put a mannequin inside military vehicles at the border with Lebanon in a bid to create illusive target. The mannequin was shortly discovered by Hezbollah back then.

Israeli Mannequin Lebanon border
Israeli occupation forces put mannequin inside a military vehicle at the border with Lebanon in August 2019 in a bid to deceive the Resistance.

However, this year’s version witnessed some change, with occupation soldiers resorting to a new technique: a robot.

According to Hezbollah’s War Media Center, 3 Israeli Merkava tanks crossed the technical fence on Sunday (August 23) without crossing the Blue Line in the vicinity of Mais Al-Jabal Lebanese border town.

“The occupation forces fired smoke bombs as they fixed a soldier-like robot at the area in a failed attempt to allure the Resistance,” the War Media Center added.

It also published a photo and a video (posted by Unews agency) showing the robot at the area.

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‘Israeli’ Military analyst Alon Ben-David wrote for Hebrew-language Maariv daily:

The echoes of the huge explosion in Beirut that was felt as far as Cyprus faded quickly, and as the smoke faded, the sad truth in Lebanon is revealed once again: There is no force in this country that can challenge Hezbollah.

[Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan] Nasrallah does not intend to abandon his retaliatory attack, and at the same time, he is keeping the “Israeli” army on alert in the north, or as he calls it – “standing on a foot and a half.”

The ‘Israeli’ military commentator admitted that there is no longer place for patrols along the border fence, outposts, or headquarters that aren’t exposed to anti-tank fire.

“Israel” must understand that perhaps 14 years of ‘peace’ in the north have come to an end, Ben-David added.

He further underscored that there were those in “Israel” who mistakenly thought that the effect of the blast in Beirut would curb Hezbollah and might shake Nasrallah’s chair. In practice, the opposite happened.

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“Israeli” Army: State of Alert in the North will Last for Many Weeks
“Israeli” Army: State of Alert in the North will Last for Many Weeks

Relatively, despite increasing the number of troops, the ‘Israeli’ military command tended to avoid Hezbollah fire by limiting the direct appearance of its forces along the northern border of the occupied Palestinian territories.

In the same context, ‘Israeli’ Army spokesman confirmed earlier that the Zionist military establishment is preparing for several scenarios in the north, which include more operations carried out by Hezbollah.

The ‘Israeli’ army also confirmed, as cited by Hebrew Channel 13, that Hezbollah will keep up working until it carries out its retaliatory operation to the latest assassination of one of its fighters in Syria.

“The account with Hezbollah is still open in the north,” said ‘Israeli’ military analyst Yoav Limor, adding that “Hezbollah will work to retaliate.”

نتن ياهو يتجرّع السمّ وابن سلمان خائف يترقب…!

محمد صادق الحسيني

ومكر أولئك يبور…!

تماماً، كما سبق وأفادت المصادر العسكرية الأوروبية يوم 26/8/2020، حول مسرحية نتن ياهو، التي نفذها هو وجيشه في شمال فلسطين المحتلة، وأسمتها مصادره العسكرية، منذ فجر أمس الأول، بالعملية التكتيكية التي نفذها الجيش في جنوب لبنان، فإنه وحسب ما نشره موقع ديبكا الاستخباري الإسرائيلي أمس، نقول بأنه وطبقاً كما أشارت تقديراتنا السابقة، فإنّ مسرحية نتن ياهو تلك التي فشلت في الميدان، لأسباب عديدة لا مجال للاستفاضة في شرحها في هذا المقام، فقد فشلت على صعيد الميدان السياسي والدبيلوماسي أيضاً، وذلك للأسباب التالية:

فشل السفير الإسرائيلي في الأمم المتحدة، جلعاد إردان، في إقناع أيّ من الدول الأعضاء في مجلس الأمن الدولي، بطلب تغيير مهمات قوات اليونيفيل في لبنان، وذلك عبر الرسالة التي أرسلها يوم أمس الاول 26/8/2020، لمندوبي الدول الأعضاء في المجلس.

كذلك تتابعت محطات الفشل، في ما يدّعيه نتن ياهو من نجاحات، على صعيد التطبيع مع بعض الأنظمة العربية العميلة للاستعمار.

فها هو السودان يبلغ وزير الخارجية الأميركي، يوم أمس الاول، بأن ليس بإمكانه حضور «الزفة الانتخابية»، التي يحضّر لعقدها في القاهرة قريباً كلاً من بومبيو وعراب صفقة القرن، جاريد كوشنر، لصالح الحملة الانتخابية للرئيس الأميركي ترامب.

وها هو حصان طروادة الإسرائيلي، محمد بن سلمان، يلغي لقاءً كان يفترض أن يُعقد بينه وبين نتن ياهو، يوم 31/8/2020، في واشنطن وذلك خوفاً من حدوث انقلاب عليه في السعودية، من قبل منافسين له في العائلة المالكة، وكذلك بسبب الرفض الشعبي الواسع، في السعودية نفسها لكل سياسة التطبيع مع العدو الصهيوني. خاصة أنّ الرأي العام السعودي، او المواطنين السعوديين بالأحرى، قد دعموا مقاومة الشعب الفلسطيني بسخاءٍ دائماً. وقد كانت «اللجان الشعبية لمساعدة مجاهدي الشعب الفلسطيني»، التي تأسست عقب احتلال بقية أراضي فلسطين خلال حرب 1967، وترأسها (آنذاك) الأمير سلمان بن عبد العزيز وهو ملك السعودية الحالي، وحتى وقت قريب.

وهذا يعني انّ محمد بن سلمان، ورغم كلّ جموحه لتلبية كافة طلبات نتن ياهو الهادفة لتدمير القضية الفلسطينية وتدمير السعودية أيضاً وبمطالبتها بتعويضات هي عبارة عما يسمّيها «خسائر اليهود» في الجزيرة العربية، منذ ظهور الإسلام وحتى يومنا هذا، نقول إنه وبالرغم من استعداده لذلك إلا انّ الرفض الشعبي القوي لذلك قد لجمه ومنعه من الذهاب الى واشنطن لتسليم مفاتيح الكعبة المشرّفة لنتن ياهو.

ولكن مسلسل الفشل الذي تسجله سياسات نتن ياهو التضليلية وأكاذيبه المتواصله لا تقف عند حدّ الفشل المدوي في السياسة الخارجية رغم ادّعائه عكس ذلك، وإنما يمتدّ هذا الفشل الى سياساته الداخلية، التي جعلت دولة الاحتلال من أقلّ دول «الشرق الأوسط» استقراراً وضعفاً، رغم ما تمتلكه من آلة حربيةٍ أميركيةٍ غايةً في التطور والفتك.

ولكنها، رغم تطوّرها الكبير في هذا المجال، فإنها لا تستطيع تغيير قواعد الاشتباك، التي فرضتها المقاومة اللبنانية على الجبهة الشمالية والمقاومة الفلسطينية على الجبهة الجنوبية. وها هو الجيش الإسرائيلي لا يزال واقفاً على «رجل ونصف» منذ ان أعلن الأمين العام لحزب الله قرار الحزب بالردّ على اغتيال الطائرات الحربية الاسرائيلية أحد ضباطه في محيط مطار دمشق الدولي.

كما انّ أحد أهمّ الأدلة، على هذا الفشل المدوّي المتعلق بوضع جيشه وجبهته الداخلية، قد ظهر خلال المسرحية التي فشل في تنفيذها مساء أول امس 25/8/2020، وذلك عندما أظهرت كاميرات المراسلين العسكريين الاسرائيليين وغيرهم من الصحافيين الذين كانوا يغطون تلك الأحداث على طول الجبهة، أظهرت كاميراتهم خلوّ مواقع جيش الاحتلال من الجنود والآليات وتموضعهم في خط دفاع يقع على بعد ٦ – ٨ كيلومترات عن الحدود، خوفاً من استهدافهم من قبل قوات المقاومة في لبنان.

أما الفشل المضاف، الى فشل الانكفاء عن الخطوط الأمامية والاختباء في خط دفاع خلفي، فقد تمثل في قيام الجيش الاسرائيلي، وبموافقة نتن ياهو نفسه، بارتكاب جريمة قصف الأراضي اللبنانية بقذائف الفوسفور الأبيض الخارقة، والمحرّمة دولياً، حيث حاول (الجيش الاسرائيلي) يائساً الإيحاء بأنه قادر على الردّ العسكري. ولكنه فشل أيضاً في إقناع حتى المراسلين العسكريين الاسرائيليين بذلك، خاصة أنهم يعلمون تماماً انّ قذائف الفوسفور الأبيض قد أطلقت من مرابض المدفعية الاسرائيلية، المنتشرة على عمق ١٥ – ٢٠ كيلومتر عن خط الجبهة. وهو الأمر الذي أكد فقدان جيش نتنياهو لزمام المبادرة وتحكم المقاومة اللبنانية به تماماً من الآن وحتى حلول ساعة تحرير القدس.

أما قمة القمم، في سلسلة الفشل التي تلاحق نتن ياهو، فسنعيشها إبتداء من بدايات شهر تشرين الأول المقبل، حيث ستنطلق موجة مدمّرة جديدة من انتشار فيروس كورونا في دولة نتن ياهو، مضافاً اليها انتشار نوع جديد من الوباء الفايروسي، الأشدّ فتكاً من فيروس كورونا، ألا وهو فايروس: آر/ إِس/ ڤي. .

وهو نوع من الفيروسات التي تصيب الأطفال الحديثي الولادة والأطفال من مختلف سنوات العمر، بالإضافة الى الشباب وكبار السن والطاعنين في السن، نساءً ورجالاً.

وبالنظر الى الفشل الذريع، الذي حصده نتن ياهو والموساد الاسرائيلي، المكلف بكلّ ما يتعلق بالوباء بما في ذلك المشتريات الطبية، في مواجهة وباء كورونا طوال الفترة الماضية وتصاعد انتشار هذا الفيروس بين الاسرائيليين، وبالنظر الى الفوضى الشاملة، التي تعمّ الجهاز الصحي الاسرائيلي، والنقص الشديد في المستلزمات الصحية والطبية، بما في ذلك الأجهزة الطبية الضرورية، فإنّ الخبراء والمحللين الاسرائيليين يتوقعون انفجار موجة عملاقة، من الإصابات بكورونا والفيروس الجديد . والتي ستكون أقرب الى موجة التسونامي التي لن تبقي ولن تذر.

وهو ما يدفع سكان فلسطين المحتلة، من اليهود وخاصة اولئك الذين يواصلون التظاهر ليلياً أمام مقر إقامة نتن ياهو في حي الطالبية الفلسطيني بالقدس المحتلة، الى طرح السؤال الجدي والمنطقي:

ما الفائدة من مسرحيات نتن ياهو التي تتغنى بالتطبيع مع ابن زايد وغيره اذا كانت حياتنا هنا في خطر!؟

وهل يمكن لإبن زايد ان ينقذنا من الأوبئة القاتلة، في ظلّ عدم وجود خطط او بروتوكولات علاج حكومية!؟

علماً انّ طلائع أولئك المطالبين برحيل نتن ياهو والكثيرين منهم هم جنرالات وضباط سابقين في الجيش والأجهزة الأمنية في «إسرائيل» وكذلك من المثقفين والنخب المجتمعية، التي تخشى على «إسرائيل» من نتائج سياسات نتن ياهو الكارثية على وجود دولتهم.

انّ قمة الفشل، المُشار إليه آنفاً، هي بالذات التي يسقط عنها نتن ياهو، ليستقرّ في السجن لقضاء بقية سنين عمره داخله، وذلك بعد إدانته بتهم الفساد وتلقي الرشاوي، التي يواجهه بها القضاء الاسرائيلي وسيقدّم للمحاكمة، استناداً الى التهم الموجهة اليه، من النائب العام الاسرائيلي بهذا الصدد كما تؤكد مصادر معتبرة في فلسطين المحتلة.

وبذلك يكون بومبيو وكوشنر قد فشلا سوياً في انتشال نتنياهو من قاع مستنقع الفشل الذي يتخبّط فيه منذ مدة، وما ان تنتهي حاجتهم الانتخابية له بعد نوفمبر/ تشرين الثاني المقبل حتى يتركونه يهلك في آخر كؤوس السمّ التي تنتظره، وذلك على خطى سلفه أولمرت، وبذلك يكون الكيان قد شارف على فقدان آخر «ملوكه» ليبدأ في تعداد ساعات تفكيك آخر معسكرات الأميركان في درة بلاد الشام أيّ فلسطين الحرة والمستقلة…!

سنة الله في الذين خلوا من قبل ولن تجد لسنة الله تبديلا.

بعدنا طيّبين قولوا الله…

“Israeli” Army: State of Alert in the North will Last for Many Weeks

“Israeli” Army: State of Alert in the North will Last for Many Weeks

By Staff

‘Israeli’ Maariv newspaper reported that officials within the “Israeli” security establishment are convinced that civilian life should carry on as normal along the norther frontier despite forecasts about a possible Hezbollah operation against the Zionist army on the border.
 
According to the daily, tourist and recreational sites in the north will be full before the end of the week, while members of the security establishment see no reason to make changes in the programs.
 
The assessment of the situation by the “Israeli” military is that Hezbollah will continue its attempts to carry out an operation against its forces, and therefore it’s likely that the state of high alert in the north will carry on for many weeks.
 
Meanwhile, the northern commanders place great importance on maintaining the routine of the civilian population. The army’s assessment is that Hezbollah is interested in striking military and not civilian targets, and therefore there is no reason to disrupt the routine of the population in the north and tourism in the area.

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الهياج «الإسرائيليّ» على الحدود الجنوبيّة…كيف يُعالَج؟

العميد د. أمين محمد حطيط

بدون سابق انذار وبادّعاء لوجود “حدث أمني” يستهدفها قامت “إسرائيل” بعملية استعراض ناري مضيء ومدخن ومتفجّر استهدف أكثر من نقطة داخل الأراضي اللبنانية زعمت أنها مراكز ومواقع لحزب الله. وأنها تطلق النار كردّ فوري مباشر على محاولة تسلل جرّب الحزب القيام بها إلى أرض فلسطين المحتلة، وانّ رشقاً نارياً أطلقه متسللون عبر الشريط الشائك والسياج التقني الذي أقامته على الحدود استهدف الرشق على حدّ زعمهم جداراً لمعسكر.

بيد انّ “إسرائيل” رغم كلّ مزاعمها لم تقدّم دليلاً واحداً ولو صغيراً وتافهاً على انّ هناك عملية تسلل فعلية، او انّ هناك إطلاق نار صحيحاً، أو أنّ هناك أيّ عمل ذي طبيعة عسكرية أو أمنية يستهدف جنودها أو غيرهم، ولذلك ابتدعت عبارة “الحدث الأمني”، وهي عبارة استعملتها للمرة الأولى منذ أسابيع عدة عندما زعمت انّ مقاومين حاولوا استهداف دورية إسرائيلية في مزارع شبعا اللبنانية المحتلة، وأنها قتلت 3 منهم ثم تراجعت لتظهر انّ الفعل برمّته مسرحية لفقتها “إسرائيل” لتجني منها شيئاً يرتبط بجهوزية جيشها التي رفعتها ولا زالت منذ ان أدركت بأنّ حزب الله سيردّ على جريمتها بقتل المقاوم علي محسن في سورية.

كرّرت “إسرائيل” بالأمس المسرحية ذاتها، ولكن بصيغة ومدى ومفاعيل أبعد من الأولى، حيث إنها في قطاع يمتدّ على مسافة 15 كلم من الحدود وفي عمق يتعدّى الـ 5 كلم تقريباً أطلق جيش العدو أكثر من 150 قذيفة وصاروخاً وأجرى تمشيطاً جوياً بالحوامات لـ 5 مناطق وتسبّب بإحراق او تدمير او زعزعة أكثر من بناء ومنزل في عمل قد نصنفه الأول من نوعه منذ حرب 2006، وهو كما قلنا يتعدّى بأهميته وخطورته ما حصل في مزارع شبعا.

عدوان “إسرائيل” على قطاع ميس الجبل – رامية وبالشكل الذي حصل فيه يطرح أكثر من علامة استفهام وسؤال حول خلفيته وأسبابه وأصول التعاطي معه، لأنه من طبيعة تأسيسية لنمط جديد وقواعد سلوك واشتباك جديدة قد تمسّ بشكل فعلي بمعادلة الردع الاستراتيجيّ التي أرسيت في العام 2006 ما ينذر بانهيار الأمن والاستقرار على الحدود الجنوبية في الجانب اللبناني وكلها مسائل بالغة الخطورة تنذر بأشدّ العواقب انْ لم يُحسَن التعامل معها.

بيد أنه قبل مناقشة ما طرح من أسئلة ننوّه بأنّ لبنان الرسمي قرّر رفع شكوى الى مجلس الأمن (ولم يطلب انعقاده)، أما قوات اليونيفيل فقد أعلنت أنها ستحقق في ما حصل وهي التي لم تقم بأي إجراء أثناء العدوان لوقفه، وانتظرت ان تتوقف “إسرائيل” من تلقائها بعد أن نفذت جرائمها وقامت بحرب من طرف واحد لم يكن هناك من يقابلها بإطلاق نار او عمل أمني او عسكري فشلت كلياً في تقديم دليل حتى ولو كان طفيفاً على صدق ما تدّعيه، أما الجيش اللبناني فقد أصدر بياناً إحصائياً لما قامت به “إسرائيل” وللمواقع التي استهدفتها، ويبقى كلام المقاومة التي أشار سيّدها إلى العدوان دونما تفصيل مؤجلاً القول والفعل للساعات والأيام الآتية.

ومن الطبيعي أن لا نعوّل على مجلس الأمن وعلى الشكوى إليه، كما لا نعوّل على تحرك اليونيفيل التي لا ترى إلا بعين واحدة ترى فيها مصلحة “إسرائيل”، لذلك وعلى وجوبها فلا قيمة للشكوى الى مجلس الأمن، وكذلك لا ننتظر شيئاً من اليونيفيل. ويبقى ما نعوّله على الجيش والمقاومة وهما جناحا قوة لبنان.

وهنا نعود إلى أسئلتنا ونبدأ بخلفية “الثوران او الهياج” الإسرائيلي في مواجهة ما وصفته “إسرائيل” بأنه “حدث أمني” ونرى أنّ الأمر مرتبط بالحالة التي وضع فيها الجيش الإسرائيلي بعد جريمة قتل المقاوم في سورية، حيث إنّ هذا الجيش رفع جهوزيته واستقدم تعزيزات من الوحدات الخاصة المعززة بالدبابات، وأوحى أنه مستعدّ للردّ على أيّ عمل تقوم به المقاومة، كما أنّ هناك قيوداً فرضت على حياة السكان في المستعمرات على الحدود بمعنى أنّ “إسرائيل” وفي انتظارها الردّ من حزب الله تتكبّد خسائر معنوية ونفسية ومادية وتعاني من إرهاق في صفوف العسكريين والمدنيين على السواء وهو وضع لا تستطيع المتابعة فيه وتريد أن تغلق الحساب مع حزب الله لتعود إلى وضعها الطبيعي وتشجع حزب الله على الردّ حتى يغلق الحساب لأنّ أعصابها لم تعد تحتمل الانتظار.

ولهذا قامت “إسرائيل” بمسرحيّة مزارع شبعا وحاولت أن تهدي للحزب عملية لم ينفذها وفشلت، أما مسرحية اليوم فجاءت من طبيعة أخرى، حيث إنّ “إسرائيل” أرادت باستهداف المواقع المدنية الضغط على حزب الله ليدخل معها في سجال صاروخي ومدفعي تلتزم هي في عدم المسّ بالأرواح والأجساد، وتستفيد من انضباط حزب الله الناري الذي تعوّل عليه ثم تنتهي المبارزة بخسائر مادية ويطوى الملف. لكن حزب الله لم يعط “إسرائيل” ما تمنّت ولم يبادر الى إطلاق قذيفة واحدة وبقيت مسرحية “إسرائيل” منفذة بلاعب واحد وإطلاق النار من طرف واحد. ولكن… سيكون في المستقبل كلام آخر كما وعد سيد المقاومة ما يعني أنّ الحساب بات تراكميّاً عكس ما شاءت “إسرائيل” اختزالياً.

أما الهدف الثاني الذي رمت اليه من “الردّ على العمل المزعوم” والموصوف بأنه “حدث أمني” لم تفلح “إسرائيل” في تحديد طبيعته، فقد يكون ربطاً بما يتحضّر في مجلس الأمن من قرار حول تمديد مهمة اليونيفيل، حيث إنّ اميركا تريد تعديل الانتداب والتفويض لمنح القوى الدولية صلاحية التحرك والتعقب والتفتيش استقلالاً عن الجيش اللبناني، كما وتخفيض العديد الى الثلثين (10 آلاف بدل 15 ألف) وهي ترى انّ تسخين الوضع جنوباً عشية جلسة مجلس الأمن الناظر بالموضوع يساعد على الوصول الى الهدف.

ويبقى الهدف الثالث الذي لا بدّ من ذكره وهو متعلق بشأن داخلي إسرائيلي يتصل بالأزمة السياسية ومصالح نتنياهو الشخصية، ولأجل ذلك خطط للمسرحية – العدوان ان تنفذ في الوقت الذي كان فيه نتنياهو في صفد في شمال فلسطين (على بعد 15 كلم من مسرح العمليات) فيظهر كما انّ نتنياهو حتى في استراحته وسياحته مستمرّ في مهام الدفاع عن “إسرائيل” وليظهر المخاطر الأمنية التي يجب إيلاؤها الاهتمام بدل الانشغال بمواضيع داخلية.

أما النتائج حتى الآن فنستطيع القول بأنها فشل على صعيد استدراج حزب الله، الذي اكتفى بالمراقبة وحاذر الردّ في حينه حتى لا يعطي هدية لـ “إسرائيل”، لكنه طبعاً يحضر لردّ يؤكد فيه على قواعد الاشتباك ويثبت معادلة الردع، وهذا الأمر شديد الإلحاح والضرورة ولا يمكن التهاون او التساهل به لأنّ عدم القيام به يعني انّ “إسرائيل” بمسرحيتها وعدوانها نجحت في عملية الخروج من واقع استمرّ 14 عاماً حتى الآن وحقق استقراراً وأمناً للجنوب صنعته معادلة الردع المتبادل وليس أيّ شيء آخر.

أما على صعيد مجلس الأمن فقد تنجح أميركا في تخفيض عديد اليونيفيل ولا أهمية لهذا على لبنان والمقاومة، ولكنها ستفشل في إعطاء اليونيفيل حق العمل بمفردها وتفتيش الأماكن الخاصة، ما يعني انّ المناورة الإسرائيلية الأميركية، كما يعتقد لن تحقق ما رمت اليه في مجلس الأمن.

وبما أنه لا يهمّنا إنْ نجح نتنياهو او فشل في قطف ثمار المسرحية، كما لا ننتظر خيراً من الشكوى الى مجلس الامن، او من تحقيق اليونيفيل واتصالاتها، فإنّ جّل الاهتمام جنوبياً ولبنانياً وعلى صعيد محور المقاومة يتركز في الخيار الذي ستعتمده المقاومة رداً على العدوان بما يثبت قواعد الاشتباك ويرسخ معادلة الردع الاستراتيجي مع العدو.

ردّ يكون لمن شاء ان يعتبر فرصة لمراجعة مواقفه حيال المقاومة وسلاحها وسياسة لبنان الدفاعية التي لا تحقق أغراضها بطروحات عقيمة من قبيل الحياد والنأي بالنفس، فعدوان “إسرائيل” بالأمس حصل من دون أن يكون في الميدان أحد يتحرك قتالياً او يطلق ناراً حتى في الهواء وجاء لتحقيق أغراض عسكرية وأمنية وسياسية واستراتيجية واضحة على حساب لبنان وامن شعبه واستقراره ويكون مفيداً دعوة أصحاب الطروحات العقيمة تلك الى المبيت ليلة في ميس الجبل او عيثرون لإحصاء المقذوفات الإسرائيلية ولصياغة مواقفهم وفقاً لعددها.

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Their Horror is A Reflection of Our Safety

Their Horror is A Reflection of Our Safety

By Laila Amasha

The balconies of the houses in South Lebanon were crowded until Tuesday’s night. The night was disturbed by the sound of “Israeli” artillery coupled with the voices of locals on the roads overlooking the borders of occupied Palestine.

The people of the resistance joked about the horrified “Israelis”. The jokes advanced the portrayal of the enemy’s humiliation and terror. And then, eyes slept filled with pride and hearts were able to witness an overflow of tranquility between each beat. The scene seemed magical, especially when looking at the state the Zionists were in – the settlers were forced to stay in their homes, in safe rooms close to shelters, while their defeated soldiers were flopping in a funny, hysterical act of terror, throwing all their flares accompanied by screams of panic.

Without delving into the course of events that transpired on Tuesday night, we pause at the people’s reaction to what happened. It takes us back to the days of the occupation. A comparison forces itself on us. The deeper meaning of the phrase “the time of victory is here” is translated on the ground.

During those days, the enemy’s army and its tools, the Lahad Army, mastered the art of spreading terror and anxiety among the steadfast residents of the border villages and towns on a daily basis. The setting of the sun was a sign for people to go home and not go out at night except when absolutely necessary.

At some point, lights in houses were turned off early so as not to arouse the curiosity of a patrol of Lahad militias or Zionists. The voices of people during evening gatherings were so low they were not heard in nearby homes. The oppression and the feeling of insecurity were like daily bread and a lifestyle that people were forced to adopt to. It was enough for the Zionist to throw a single flare bomb in order to plant anxiety in the hearts of the people. The scene was full of sadness. Even the moments of joy after operations by the resistance against the occupation positions and its agents were shrouded in silence in order not to provoke the anger of the occupier and the resentment of the traitors.

Quickly, the heart moves from this scene and the one we saw on Tuesday. There was joy accompanied by security and the eagerness of people to watch the Zionists’ panic attacks, especially with the news that the Zionists hid in their homes. Through their fear of moving around and their horror, people saw the fragility of the spider’s web and its inability to have a single moment of safety.

A common denominator in these two scenes is an army of passionate resistance fighters who created freedom through the qualitative accumulation of resistance and organized military action and are certain of the inevitable victory.

This sacred crowd of the men of the sun, the martyrs and those awaiting martyrdom, was there on Tuesday night in the sky of the south and in the hearts. All the pure hearts were praising God for their chance to be living in a time when the eye broke the spear and horrified it. Others were thanking every resistance fighter.

The people of Jabal Amel [Mountain] and the supporters of the resistance stayed up all night adorned with their pure instinct. This instinct shows only dignity and honor. The resistance excelled in fortifying this instinct in a way that prevents it from falling into the swamps of “neutrality.”

What happened last night was clear evidence of the resistance’s role in enhancing the security of the people; they are no longer frightened by the army that considers itself and is regarded by those who are delusional and traitors as one of the strongest and most equipped armies on earth.

It also forms an evidence that people support those that got them dignity and freedom, liberated their land from the abomination of occupation, and freed their souls from the chains of anxiety.

Here, the square embroidered with the emeralds of resistance becomes a small part of the change that it has made. The most prominent field was carrying people’s souls from the darkness of fear to the dawn of victories, from the daily tension over what the enemy has committed or might commit to comfortably watching what the terrified enemy is doing.

In short, the resistance that liberated the land, preserved homes, and protected livelihoods, fortified the instinct of people and crowned their souls with an abundance of glory and freedom. Is there free action that resembles this – possessing this strength and love?

On Tuesday night, we witnessed a panic attack during which the Zionists floundered. We exchanged developments with overwhelming joy while repeating the phrase of the resistance’s secretary general: “The ‘Israelis’ are standing on a leg and a half!”

With our eyes, armed with certainty and safety, we saw Mughniyeh’s specter that came with an army of men of God repeating with one roaring voice: The time of defeat is over.

False Alarm or Hezbollahmania? ‘Israel’ Fires Phosphorous Shells at Lebanese Border During Alleged Security Incident

False Alarm or Hezbollahmania? ‘Israel’ Fires Phosphorous Shells at Lebanese Border During Alleged Security Incident

By Staff

It is perhaps that the ‘Israeli’ military’s observation department has stopped functioning well ever since the Zionist regime assassinated a Hezbollah member near Damascus Airport, or the ‘Israeli’ military has been diagnosed with a new severe Hezbollah monomania.

In the latest worth-mocking incident, the ‘Israeli’ occupation military claimed that a ‘security incident’ has been taking place along the Lebanese border late on Tuesday, and started firing phosphorus bombs at Lebanese territories in the southern towns of Houla and Mays al-Jabal, al-Manar TV correspondent reported.

Relatively, eyewitnesses also said the Zionist side had fired dozens of illumination flares at border villages in southern Lebanon over what the regime claimed was a “security-related incident.”

For its part, the Zionist media initially claimed that the firing was amid concerns over a possible infiltration near ‘Menara’ settlement in the Upper Galilee area, located near the Lebanese border and the ‘Israeli’-occupied side of Syria’s Golan.

The firing of more than 30 flares was followed by orders compelling ‘Israeli’ settlers in five settlements to stay at their places.

‘Israeli’ Channel 12 television network confirmed the report and underlined that the incident took place “as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on vacation in the north.”

Lebanese media also said Zionist aircraft had been spotted after violating the country’s airspace in the south.

During the past several weeks, the occupied territories have been on alert over the possibility of a retaliatory attack by Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement after one of its members was martyred in an ‘Israeli’ aggression on the Syrian soil last month.

Ali Kamel Mohsen was martyred during an ‘Israeli’ attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus on July 20, according to a statement by Hezbollah.

Hezbollah said at the time that a response to the deadly aggression was “inevitable,” which led to the deployment of more troops by the ‘Israeli’ regime to the north of the occupied territories.

The Zionist regime claimed a week later that its forces had thwarted an effort by Hezbollah fighters to infiltrate into the occupied territories through Shebaa farms, an allegation firmly denied by Hezbollah.

Hezbollah said all ‘Israeli’ claims about border clashes with the resistance movement’s fighters were fake and aimed to boost the morale of ‘Israeli’ occupation forces by fabricating fictitious victories.

Hezbollah had vowed in the past to retaliate for any of its members that were martyred by ‘Israeli’ forces.

The resistance group fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into the occupied territories in September last year after two of its members were martyred in an ‘Israeli’ aggression near Damascus.

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Hezbollah Downs Israeli Drone in South Lebanon

المقاومة الاسلامية أسقطت طائرة صهيونية مسيرة اخترقت الأجواء اللبنانية
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Hezbollah announced on Saturday it has downed an Israeli drone in the southern town of Ayta Al-Shaab.

In a statement issued late Saturday, Hezbollah Media Relations Office announced that the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon has downed an Israeli drone over the border town of Ayta Al-Shaab.

“The drone is now in the hands of Islamic Resistance fighters,” the statement added.

Israeli occupation army confirmed a drone was downed in south Lebanon, but added there “was no concern of information being leaked.”

An Israeli drone was downed as it was in a ‘routine activity’ earlier during the day at the border with Lebanon, occupation army spokesman said in a statement.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said last year in September that every Israeli drone which will violate the Lebanese airspace is a target for the Resistance, following an attack by Israeli drones laden with explosive materials on a media office belonging to the Lebanese party.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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Nasrallah: If Israel is behind Beirut blast, our response will be devastating

Date: 16 August 2020

Author: lecridespeuples

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on August 14, 2020, on the occasion of the celebration of the 14th anniversary of the 2006 victory.

Source: moqawama.org

Translation: resistancenews.org

This video only captions the last section of the excerpt transcribed below

Transcript:

[Israel assassinated a Hezbollah fighter in Syria, and our retaliation in kind is inevitable]

[…] Today there is an equation that protects Lebanon, namely the deterrence equation (against Israel). And this equation grows stronger and stronger (to our advantage) day after day through the development of our equipment, our state of readiness, our personnel, our abilities, our human, military and material capacities (and our experiences on various battlefields —Syria, Iraq, Yemen…). And Israel and its (American) masters know it (very) well, and they fear and dread it. This is the equation that protects Lebanon today. There is nothing else that protects Lebanon. It is the golden equation Army-People-Resistance, and essentially (the) Resistance (Axis) through the equation of deterrence, that protects Lebanon. It is neither the Arab League, nor the Organization of the Islamic Conference —which is now called the Organization of Islamic Cooperation— nor the United Nations, nor the Security Council, nor the international resolutions (that protect Lebanon). And anyone who claims otherwise, let him come forward and enlighten us with his perspective. […]

[Having spoken at length about the 2006 victory and the reasons for America’s fierce hostility towards us], I will now address three points. The first is about the atmosphere that prevailed in southern Lebanon for several weeks. The second is the historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The third point relates to claims that Israel is responsible for the explosion in Beirut. And while speaking of the explosion in Beirut, I will follow up with several points relating to the internal (Lebanese) situation.

First point: two or three weeks ago, or even more, an Israeli aggression in the suburbs of Damascus led to the martyrdom of dear brothers, including a Lebanese martyr of Hezbollah, the martyr Ali Kamel Mohsen. Of course, since (this equation) had already been announced (before), the Israelis were well aware that ultimately, Hezbollah would not remain silent about this aggression and would retaliate (inevitably). And that is why on its own, with no need for any speech of mine, (nor any Hezbollah promise to retaliate and without) any communiqué or statement (from us), Israel has taken drastic (security) measures on the whole length of the border, from Naqqoura to the Golan Heights, over the entire Lebanese-Syrian border with occupied Palestine and with the occupied Golan. Israel remained (standing) on one leg and a half (ready to flee at the slightest alert), and took all necessary measures so that none of its soldiers would be exposed (to Hezbollah) and thus deny us any opportunity to strike back.

See What happened —and didn’t happen— at the Israel-Lebanon border?

Of course, as far as we’re concerned, from day one our decision was to strike back. Naturally, our decision to retaliate, and the retaliation we will conduct, will be aimed at confirming the rules of engagement. Therefore, it needs to be a well-prepared, well-studied (and proportionate) attack, and a serious one (with casualties on the Israeli side). Our aim is not to make any fuss in the media, to show off, or to get on or off our high horses as soon as we are given the opportunity [reference to the pseudo Hezbollah incursion repelled by Israel, with the probable aim of defusing the real response while allowing Hezbollah to save face]. You misunderstood us. We are not looking for media (attention), we are not bragging, and we don’t seek any recognition. There is a real equation, there are rules of engagement in place and very present, and we want to preserve and uphold them. And we will confirm them with a serious, studied and calculated attack: this is (the only way) to confirm them.

See Hezbollah denies carrying out attack on Israel, vows imminent retaliation

And that is why everything that happened since the first day of the martyrdom of our dear martyr Ali Kamel Mohsein and until this day is part of the punishment. Just imagine… And of course, this has caused a great debate within the Zionist entity, the fact that for three weeks this (alleged) powerful regional army has been on high alert along the entire length of the border, taking all safety, prudence and precautionary measures, canceled training & maneuvers, and canceled (the majority) of the movements and patrols in the border area, pending the (imminent) Hezbollah response. It is all part of the punishment. If you kill one of our fighters, then you must expect a response which can come at any time and at any point on the border, and you will have to pay the price for your crime.

See Fearing imminent retaliation, IDF sends apology letter to Hezbollah

And tonight, I (only) want to say that this decision (to retaliate) is still valid, that absolutely nothing has changed (following the explosion in the port of Beirut). It’s just a matter of time. And they must continue to wait (our attack which can come at any time).

[The UAE-Israel Peace Agreement]

Second point: Yesterday, US President Trump announced a historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the Israeli enemy. Of course, he had some sort of (party) at the White House, (just like a wedding, surrounded by his administration officials standing) to his right and left (and clapping). As a member of this (Arab-Muslim) Community, as a person believing in God the Most High and the Exalted and in the Day of Judgment, and considering that I will be questioned in the Hereafter on my stance about this issue, on a personal level, and on behalf of Hezbollah and the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon, I must say certain things about this.

Of course, I’m not going to get into (long) historical and geographic analyzes, or dwell (at lenght) upon the reasons that prompted the Emirates to do this. I only have a few clear and unequivocal words to say (on this subject).

First, we were (not at all) surprised by what the leaders, or some leaders of the Emirates, did. We were hardly surprised. It was the logical consequence and the inevitable destination of the path they were on. Anyway, normalization (of relations) was already a reality: planes were already flowing back and forth between the two countries, Israeli ministers were already (often) traveling to the Emirates, Israel was already participating in conferences and events (held in the Emirates), economic and medical aid, agreements and cooperation against the coronavirus were in place, etc. It was already a reality.

But it seems (manifest) that the need to announce a (peace) agreement was first and foremost an American need, a need for President Trump to put forward some accomplishment, for (the Emirates and Israel) could very well have continued at this pace for months, a year, two years, three years, etc. I mean if the goal was normalization (of relationships), it was already in force and (almost) total. So there is nothing surprising (in this announcement), which is the natural culmination of the path the UAE leadership has been trodding (for a long time). The current result (was eminently predictable).

The timing (of this announcement) confirms how some Arab regimes are just (docile) servants of the US administration. Trump needs a foreign political accomplishment because his term is coming to an end, and he has no foreign policy accomplishment to show off. (Not to mention) the internal situation (which sees the United States ravaged by) the coronavirus, unemployment, lock-downs, the (disastrous) economic situation, which constitute Trump’s great predicament. But even at the level of foreign policy, he left the Iran nuclear deal in the hope of breaking (the regime), but he failed; in North Korea, he got nowhere; as far as China is concerned, nothing has happened; the Deal of the Century was unanimously rejected by the Palestinians, and there was no real opportunity to get it accepted (by the Palestinians or the international community). (All his foreign policy) is nothing but a series of failures. That’s why he needs (any kind of) accomplishment. Who is ready to provide him with (illusory) accomplishments? His tools in the Middle East!

What the Emirates have done is an electoral, political and personal favour to President Trump, so that he can benefit from it during the (upcoming) election. That’s the reason for its timing. (This peace agreement was achieved) during Trump’s weakest electoral period, according to all polls in the United States (which, unsurprisingly, predict that he’ll lose the elections by a great margin). Likewise, it is a personal and political favour to Netanyahu. Within the Zionist entity, Netanyahu is today weaker than ever since the beginning of his political life: he is accused of corruption, he awaits a trial, demonstrations against him (are organized every day), his government is in decomposition, there have been three elections and there will perhaps be a fourth… He therefore needs to assert something in order to be able to present himself to his people —the people who occupy Palestine— as the one who achieved this historic peace agreement, an historic achievement, (has an) exceptional diplomacy, etc. Unfortunately, such is (the opportunity) that (the Emirates) provide (to Trump and Netanyahu).

And we must expect, until the US elections, that a number (of other) Arab countries and Arab regimes (do the same), and they are ready and (obediently) waiting their turn in the queue, just waiting for a snap of the finger not from Trump, but from (his special envoy to the Middle East Jared) Kushner. As soon as he signals them, they will travel (one after the other) to Washington, to the White House, and there will be several such historic peace agreements between certain Arab regimes (and Israel).

In truth, just as Trump wanted to strengthen America’s economic situation for years, and did it by milking —I use the verb ‘to milk’ (like dairy cows, as Trump said during his campaign) on purpose— financially some Arab Gulf regimes, extracting (hundreds of) billions of dollars from them, today, in order to improve his electoral situation until the presidential elections, he wants to milk them politically. He will extract from them (evertyhing, to the last drop) of their dignity, their image, their history and their religion, if they still have a religion. He is going to strip them of everything they have left, just for his sake and the sake of his friend Netanyahu, who is in disarray within the (Zionist) entity. And that’s why we shouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow such or such country, and maybe even more than that, (announces a peace agreement with Israel). It has to do with (Trump’s) electoral needs. It’s not a necessity. Maybe one country will suffice, or maybe the US administration will think they need two or three countries. All these (subservient Arab) countries are ready, and waiting their turn in the queue. This will not be a problem for the United States.

Either way, what was announced is now common knowledge and will be ratified within days or weeks by the current ruler of the Emirates. It was something to be expected, and reflects many Arab (treacherous) policies in our region, in which the (only) criterion is the approval of the United States. Whatever pleases the United States, they do (eagerly). What pleases the United States is to be at the service of Israel, to make peace with Israel, to recognize Israel, and so they all line up (obediently to do whatever their US master asks of them). (Likewise, when Washington asks them) to be hostile to the enemies of Israel, to fight the enemies of Israel, to fight (the Axis of) Resistance, to turn their backs on the Palestinian people, to abandon Al -Quds (Jerusalem), they all cry out ‘We hear and obey’ (Quranic verse adressed by believers to God and His Messenger) and just do it. This is the real situation today.

Anyway, day after day, it is shown that what the official Arab media and a large number of Arab regimes have done, especially in the Gulf, by speaking (constantly) of “the Iranian enemy”, by portraying Iran as a great threat, etc., it was all just smoke bombs to make peace with Israel, to recognize Israel and to establish relations with Israel, in order to (enable it to) devote itself (to its) real enemy, namely Iran. But at the same time, many of all (these countries) who speak of Iran as an enemy are trying to contact Iran behind the scenes, reassure Iran, and build relationships with Iran. Their public statements are hostile and aggressive, but behind the scenes they are saying something quite different. And they hope to get to a point where they will have very good relations with Israel, and very good relations with Iran, because they are weak, and have no color, no taste and no smell. In truth, the smallest storm from here or there can shake their thrones. I will say no more and I will express our position in two points.

The first point is that we all have a humanitarian, religious, legal, jihadist, moral, national and community obligation to stand up and say (loud and clear) that we denounce, reject and condemn this (peace agreement). It is a betrayal of Islam, a betrayal of Arabity, a betrayal of the (Muslim) Community, a betrayal of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and of the Palestinian people, a betrayal of the (Muslim and Christian) holy places. What the Palestinians said is true: it was an act of treason, a stab in the back. Any similar words (of condemnation) are fair to characterize this position (of the Emirates). If we cannot do anything concrete to fight this most execrable and detestable act perpetrated by the rulers of the Emirates, we can at least reject it by words (of condemnation). And the weakest degree of faith (for those who are at risk if they speak out publicly, especially inside Arab dictatorships) is to cast it into our hearts. But many can denounce it through a public stance (without endangering their life, freedom or livelihood), and if they keep silent today, they will pay (for this silence) on the Day of Judgment. The first point is therefore the necessary denunciation and condemnation of this peace agreement.

And in the second point, I address the Palestinian people who is oppressed and betrayed today, as well as the Arab and Muslim peoples who remain (committed) to the heart of the Palestinian cause, and to the Resistance movements: I tell them that we have to be angry in our hearts, and view this heinous act as despicable betrayal, but we are not to be saddened. Don’t be saddened. On the contrary, it is good that the masks fall off. It is good that what was happening under the table is done above the table. It is good that what was done in secret is now done in public. Basically, it is one of the divine, historical and social customs, as we have seen (time and time again) through the ages and in societies, just as it is something clearly established in the Holy Quran: when God the Most High decrees that the Front of Truth is approaching (the ultimate) victory, it must get rid of its burdens, purify itself, cleanse its ranks, expel hypocrites, liars and those who plot (against it), the submissive, those who stab him in the back. The fact that these people get out of the Front of Truth, the Position of Truth and the Cause of Truth —in this case the Palestinian cause—, far from being harmful, will on the contrary make the Resistance movements, the peoples of the Resistance and the regimes that believe in the Resistance (stronger), because this will allow the Resistance Front to clearly distinguish its friends from its enemies, to purge its ranks by getting rid of the hypocrites. This is a natural condition (for success).

Therefore, just as we are well aware of the hateful aspect of this betrayal of the Emirates, which must make us angry, we must say “You may hate something, and it may be (yet) a blessing for you” (Quranic verse). When the ranks of the (Muslim) Community become clean, healthy and purified of all those people who (can) stab you halfway, at a quarter of the way or (just) before the end of your journey and thus upset the equations, of those who plot against you, who present themselves as your friends but are your enemies, your adversaries and are nothing but spies (in the service of the enemy), on the contrary, it is a (very) good thing, even if it is painful. This is a (very) good thing, even if it is painful, just as it is painful to get rid of unhealthy parts of the body so that the body can regain its health, and get stronger and healthier.

The third point with regard to Israel is the explosion at the port of Beirut… (Before getting to this) I just want to mention one last thing: in Lebanon, we were always accused of going against the “Arab unanimity” (in the Israeli-Palestinian question) and we were accused of “leaving Arab unanimity” (by making the choice of the armed Resistance), but where is the Arab unanimity? The Emirates are going their own way. Where is the Arab peace initiative on the table? Is there even a table (of negotiations) and an Arab peace plan left? Does the Arab League still exist? Do we still have official Arab regimes? I’m not asking the question “Are there any Arabs left” because (these Arab rulers) are not the (genuine) Arabs. Arabs are other people (the resistant peoples of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, etc.).

[Beirut explosion: accusations against Israel cover up slanderous accusations against Hezbollah]

The third point is (the explosion at) the port of Beirut. I will approach this issue by mentioning Israel’s (alleged implication) and continue with the Lebanese internal situation. Of course, we in Hezbollah do not (yet) have a conclusion as to the causes of the explosion in the port of Beirut. If anyone asks us what the analysis (and conclusion) of Hezbollah are, we will say that we have no account (certain and proven of how the events unfolded). The correct conclusions will be made by the authorities conducting the investigation, and we are not in charge of the investigation. We have not been charged with this responsibility. It is not our responsibility (anyway), it is that of the State, justice and security authorities of Lebanon. And now we hear that they have asked for help from American experts, we have heard that FBI experts are coming or are already there, as well as French experts, etc.

In theory, there are two main possibilities. Either the first or the second (must be true). The first possibility is that it was an accident. It’s a possibility. I did not discuss these assumptions in my previous speech. Maybe there was this stockpile of nitrate (ammonium) on one side, a stockpile of fireworks nearby, some workers were using blowtorches, the flames hit the fireworks and started the fires, and the fireforws exploded (in all directions) and detonated the nitrate. This explosion would therefore be an accident (according to this theory). And all this would only be due to negligence, corruption of the administration, irresponsibility, recklessness, etc. Therefore, the first theory excludes the intentional act. The second theory is that this is an intentional act. It could have been executed in various ways: some have spoken of warplanes or drones carrying out strikes, which is not supported by any evidence so far. Another theory is a direct human intervention which would have started the fire or placed a small explosive charge which would have caused this fire and these successive explosions. Who could be the instigator of this intentional criminal act? Maybe this or that part, or maybe Israel. No one can rule out this possibility.

As for us, Hezbollah, we are awaiting the results of the investigation. Some claim that Hezbollah (already) knows how this explosion occurred, and that anyway Hezbollah knows (absolutely) everything about Lebanon, and that it has intelligence capabilities that keep it informed of everything that happens inside Lebanon. I’ve said in the past that (most of the time) we’re either underestimated or overestimated (by both friends and enemies). But I swear by God that we are not (omniscient nor omnipotent)! There are a lot of things, a lot of regions, a lot of organizations and a lot of events that we ignore, and it’s not our job (to know everything) anyway. This is the job of the State and its security agencies. What concerns us is the Resistance, it is Israel. Of course, the direct security of the Resistance concerns us. But let me be clear, because there are some of our friends and supporters who speak out on TV (asking from us the impossible): We don’t have the capacity to take responsibility for internal national security. We are incapable of it. I’m not (merely) saying we don’t want to do it. Of course, we don’t want to do it anyway (if we were tasked with police tasks, it could lead to many problems and ultimately civil war), but (even if we wanted to), we wouldn’t be able to! Why do you want to place an unbearable burden on us? This is the responsibility of the State, which has a budget, collects taxes, has a very large number of soldiers, security forces, an Army, (legions of public servants), etc. Either way, we do not have a full account of what happened, we are not in charge of the investigation, and we do not have precise (and definitive) information about the way this explosion happened. We are therefore awaiting (the results of) the investigation.

If the investigation establishes that it was an accident, then the judiciary will have to establish who is legally responsible for the carnage and punish them. If it is an act of sabotage, then there will still be (Lebanese) officials to identify and punish, because the fact that these explosives were stored for 6 years and that fireworks were stored nearby is in itself criminal negligence. But it will be necessary to identify who is the instigator of this act of sabotage. If this is Israel, then everything will be turned upside down.

I have read certain statements, and listened to certain press conferences, just as I have been informed that in Lebanon and outside Lebanon is said the following: the person responsible for this act of sabotage is the Israeli enemy… But of course, the purpose of these allegations is not to condemn Israel, but Hezbollah! (These rumors therefore say that the responsible for the explosion is Israel), that Hezbollah knows it (very well) but that we remain silent and hide this truth because we don’t want an escalation by retaliating against Israel, and that we are weak and incapable of retaliating against Israel. These are the rumors that prompt me to bring up this point.

Anyway, the investigation must continue, and give (clear) answers to the Lebanese people, and not to Hezbollah: to the Lebanese people as a whole and to the entire Lebanese State, because it is a huge national and humanitarian disaster that affected everyone. And God’s mercy has (largely) spared us. The mercy of God caused a large part of the explosion to be absorbed by the sea, and it is now said that a large part of these explosives did not explode, for if the 2,750 tons of nitrate of ammonium had exploded, the disaster and tragedy would have been much more serious. Either way, I’m not the one leading the investigation, and I’m not the one making the accusations. We are awaiting (the results) of the official Lebanese investigation.

Of course, I have to say that if the FBI steps in, and if Israel is really involved in this explosion, that means Israel will be cleared of all accusations. (This is sure to happen) if the FBI leads the investigation. Likewise, if Lebanon accepts an international investigation, its primary role will be to clear Israel of all responsibility for the explosion —if Israel is indeed involved. And this is why if some voices say that they do not trust a Lebanese investigation, just as you are Lebanese and it is your right not to trust a local investigation, we are also Lebanese and we declare that we have no trust (whatsoever) in an international investigation.

[If Israel is to blame, Hezbollah’s response will be more devastating than the explosion in Beirut]

If the Lebanese investigation concludes that this is an act of terrorism and sabotage, and that Israel is involved, it is not just Hezbollah that will have to respond. The Lebanese State in all its institutions, the Lebanese people in all its components, all forces and all political parties and all the Lebanese will have to stand up and respond to this Israeli aggression against the port of Beirut, against a warehouse storing such (quantities of) explosives. This is not an operation that targets Hezbollah, but all the Lebanese people, the Lebanese State and all the sects of Lebanon —I regret to have to specify it (because some Lebanese are still locked in a sectarian logic). So what will be your position, O Lebanese State, O Lebanese people? Are you going to say that since it was Israel that killed, wounded and massacred us, we must forget about it because we can’t do anything against Israel? What will be your position (if it turns out that Israel is responsible)? In truth, every Lebanese and all Lebanese political forces must be ready to respond to this theory, before Hezbollah responds to it.

But with regard to the response of Hezbollah and the Resistance, I tell you right now, I tell you right now (very clearly): (this) Hezbollah for whom it is impossible to remain silent & idle about the assassination of one single of its fighters, and which forces the Israeli Army to remain (on high alert) on one leg and a half across the whole border for weeks, and who is firmly committed to upholding the equation (of deterrence), (this) Hezbollah can in no way be silent in the face of a huge crime of this magnitude against the Lebanese people if it turns out that it Israel is the one who perpetrated it. And Israel will pay a price commensurate with the crime it has committed, if Israel did it, without the slightest thought required, without the slightest hesitation. It is not our answer that is unclear. If this theory turns out to be correct, it is the other political forces and the Lebanese people who must begin to wonder right now what will be their response to those who target them with such colossal violence. Because if it is indeed an attack, (the culprits) will have to pay not only for what happened, but for everything that might have happened (in terms of further bloodshed and desolation). But God the Most High and the Exalted (saved us from much worse). […]

The last part concerning the Lebanese internal situation will be translated soon.

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As Some Arabs Normalize Ties with ‘Israel’, Lebanese Recall 2006 Divine Victory

August 13, 2020

Return of displaced Lebanese July War 2006

Marwa Haidar

Fourteen years ago, on August 13, 2006, the Zionist occupation committed horrible crime by killing dozens of Lebanese at a residential complex in Beirut’s southern suburb, Dahiyeh. In two minutes, eight buildings turned into rubble when Israeli warplanes threw 23 tons of smart bombs on Al-Imam Al-Hassan Complex.

The massacre took place shortly after the Zionist government announced on that day it had agreed to a cessation of hostilities with Lebanon, in a clear proof that this regime breaks its words and is hostile by nature.

Fourteen years on the war which was full of massacres, devastation and a lot of pain, this entity appears with a new language. Few days after the massive blasts at Beirut Port on August 4, 2020, Tel Aviv lit up its city hall with the Lebanese flag, in a move that was even met by protest inside the Zionist entity.

Moreover, the Israeli regime, which was established on the blood of the Palestinians, offered to send aid to devastated Beirut following the tragedy of the port.

“I expressed Israel’s willingness to send humanitarian aid which must be delivered directly to the population,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday (August 11).

Netanyahu’s “tenderness” didn’t stop here. The Israeli PM, and out of his “keenness” on the safety of the Lebanese people, told the French president that the arms of the “devil” Hezbollah must be taken out of populated areas across Lebanon.

Such language may deceive some countries like the UAE, which announced on Thursday it was normalizing ties with the Zionist entity, in a move that is expected to be echoed by other Arab states.

Unlike other countries, the honored people of Lebanon will never be fooled. They know very well that all the Israeli moves towards Lebanon are aimed at one goal: Disarming Hezbollah.

Since its defeat on the hands of Resistance fighters in 2006, the Zionist entity spared no effort to reach its goal. However, this enemy has forgotten major fact: The people who witnessed the divine victory in 2006 know very well that the Resistance weapons have been the source of this pride, and they will never accept that the Resistance would abandon its weapons.

The people who rushed to return to their destroyed houses as soon as the cessation of hostilities took effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006 are now more determined to defend their land.

The children who were displaced from their southern towns in 2006 have now joined the Resistance ranks and are well prepared to take part in the game-changing surprise promised by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah if a new aggression is launched against Lebanon by the Israeli enemy.

Some Arab states may follow in UAE’s tracks, but surely Lebanon won’t be one of them, not only because the Zionist brutality can’t be forgettable, but also because the Lebanese people are still enjoying the divine victory of 2006 and preparing for the day when they will pray, along with the Palestinians, in Al-Quds!

Source: Al-Manar English Website

Sayyed Nasrallah: If “Israel” is behind Beirut Blast then It will Pay A Heavy Price

Sayyed Nasrallah: If “Israel” is behind Beirut Blast then It will Pay A Heavy Price

By Zeinab Essa

Beirut – Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered on Friday a speech commemorating August’s 2006 historic victory over the “Israeli” enemy.

Sayyed Nasrallah: If “Israel” is behind Beirut Blast then It will Pay A Heavy Price

Hailing the sacrifices of the martyrs and their families, Sayyed Nasrallah congratulated all the Lebanese and all free people of the world on this victory.

He further thanked all those who had a role in this battle and in writing this epic of steadfastness and victory. Sayyed Nasrallah also thanked those who contributed to the political administration of this war, particularly President Emile Lahoud. “President Lahoud was unable to manage the negotiations because of the isolation decision that was taken regionally and internationally so this mission was assigned to Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri.”

According to His Eminence, “Lebanon fought alone militarily against an army that considers itself the most powerful army in the Middle East and among one of the most powerful armies in the world.”

“2006 war had great strategic, military, security, and cultural results. I will just mention three of them,” he added, noting that “The first result is toppling the new Middle East scheme that the American administration was aiming at implementing.”

In parallel, the resistance Leader underscored that “The new Middle East scheme and the huge push that began with the occupation of Afghanistan and reached Iraq, was toppled in Lebanon.”

“The capture of the two “Israeli” soldiers expedited the timing of the US scheme,” he mentioned, stating that “For the first time, the “Israelis” are living the fear of the existence and survival of this entity in the region is questioned.”

Sayyed Nasrallah also highlighted that “Resilience and resistance in Lebanon toppled the US scheme,” mentioning that “The effects of the military, political and psychological defeat are still strongly present in this entity, and we are still enjoying victory as hope is strongly present.”

“The achievement of the 2000 is liberation, and the achievement of 2006 is protection through the balance of deterrence,” he confirmed.

In addition, His Eminence confirmed that “There is an equation that protects Lebanon, called resistance, through the deterrence equation, and nothing else protects it.”

“Lebanon is strong by this equation, while they seek to get rid of this force,” he stressed, confirming that “The balance of deterrence is getting stronger day after day.”

Meanwhile, Sayyed Nasrallah affirmed that “The Americans cannot tolerate the survival of a force in Lebanon that will protect Lebanon, its sovereignty, pride, honor and people.”

“Only the balance of deterrence and the ‘army-people-resistance’ equation are protecting Lebanon at the moment,” he said, noting that “They failed in the military war and they know that no military war will be able to affect Hezbollah, so they are trying with other wars, and what is happening with us in Lebanon is part of this battle.”

In addition, His Eminence underlined that “Claims that Hezbollah is practicing hegemony over the Lebanese political life are mere lies and they know this.”

“To us, the resistance is an existential matter. It is the air that we breathe and the water that we drink to stay alive,” Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed highlighting that “Until further notice, and as long as no alternative has been presented, the resistance will remain our choice.”

“For Lebanon and its people, resistance is a condition of existence, and it is our choice,” he asserted, noting that “From the very first day, our choice was to respond to “Israel’s” airstrike in Syria.”

Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say: “What happened since the first day of martyr Ali Mohsen’s fall until today is part of the punishment for the Zionist enemy. The decision to respond aims at fixing the rules of engagement, it doesn’t aim at media exhibition. This is proven by the calculated and serious action.”

In a sounding message to the apartheid “Israeli” entity, Sayyed Nasrallah stated: “The decision to respond to the “Israeli” strike in Syria is still on the table. It is a matter of time and they have to wait. The “Israeli” is still standing on a “one and a half leg” so that his soldiers are not targeted, and this is part of the punishment.”

Commenting on the recent Emirati step of announcing normalization with the apartheid “Israeli” entity,” Sayyed Nasrallah said:

“We have not been surprised by the move of some of the UAE’s rulers. The timing of the agreement between “Israel” and the UAE confirms that some Arab regimes are servants to the Americans. The UAE’s deal is a personal electoral service for Trump and Netanyahu,” he clarified.

Moreover, His Eminence predicted that “We have to expect from now until the time of the American elections that some Arab regimes sign ‘peace’ agreements with ‘Israel’.”

“Until the US Presidential Elections, Trump will continue ‘milking’ the Gulf regimes financially and religiously in what serves him and his friend [“Israeli” PM Benjamin] Netanyahu,” he expected.

Sayyed Nasrallah also said: “The humanitarian, religious, jihadist, national and regional duty makes it a must for me and everybody to stand up and condemn this act which is a betrayal of Islam, Arabism, al-Quds and sanctities.”

“Let us reject with our tongue and the weakest faith is to reject by our hearts,” he stressed.

To the Palestinians, he stated: “We should be angry in our hearts, but not be sad because the masks fell and this is a good thing. When it is destined that the front of right approaches victory, the traitors and stabbers in the back are to get out of it. Their departure from the cause of right, which is the Palestinian issue, will make the resistance front acknowledge well its friend from its enemy.”

“Hezbollah does not have an account of events about the Beirut port blast,” His Eminence asserted noting that “Hezbollah is awaiting the results of the investigation.”

Sayyed Nasrallah underlined that “Theoretically, there are two hypotheses about the causes of the Beirut Port explosion, whether it is accidental or sabotage. Hezbollah is concerned with the resistance’s direct security and we are not capable of shouldering the responsibility for the entire national security with its internal dimension.”

“If the FBI want to investigate in Beirut Port Blast, it means that they will rule out any ‘Israeli’ responsibility in case ‘Israel’ was involved in it,” the Resistance Leader declared, pointing out that “The investigation should be continued and answers should be offered to the Lebanese people.”

He also announced: “Hezbollah, that would never turn a blind eye to killing one of its fighters and insists on fixing this equation, would never remain silent towards a major crime such as the Beirut Port blast if it was committed by ‘Israel’.”

“We do not trust any international investigation,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

To the enemy and the friend, Hezbollah Secretary General explained: “The account won’t be only for what happened. It will also be for what could have happened. ‘Israel’ will pay a similar price to the size of this crime [Beirut Port blast] if it had committed it. If the investigation determines that ‘Israel’ is involved, the Lebanese state and people should have a say in the issue.”

In addition, he underscored that “The most dangerous thing is that in front of a national calamity of this level, we have witnessed a scheme to topple the state, from which Lebanon escaped. Any political movement must be limited with preventing the collapse of the state and its institutions and the outbreak of a civil war in Lebanon.”

Slamming that “Some Lebanese political forces and media outlets exploited people’s pain to target not only Hezbollah, but also Lebanese President Michel Aoun,” Sayyed Nasrallah announced “In the name of Hezbollah, I do thank PM Hassan Diab and his cabinet, and hail their courage amid all circumstances as they made the best they could, and we understand their resignation.”

“It was not those who toppled the government. The government was toppled by a host of circumstances and difficulties. In fact, a blast of such magnitude would have made it difficult for any government to continue. The Lebanese political forces had sought in the past days to topple the state and put Lebanon on the brink of civil war to serve personal and foreign interests. Hezbollah have always demanded a national unity government or a most possible political and popular representation government,” he said.

Moreover, His Eminence revealed that “The second institution that was targeted is the parliament, with collective resignations, and under the pretext of the constitution, they are practically heading towards toppling the parliament and then calling for early parliamentary elections, and this attempt is doomed to fail.”

According to the Resistance Leader, “Whoever does not abide by the ceiling of not toppling the state, he must have his nationality under question.”

“The caretaker government will assume its responsibilities until a new government is formed,” he said, demanding “a strong, capable and politically protected government.”

Once again, Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated that “The talk of a neutral government is a waste of time. Many unethical and provocative practices are suspicious and some embassies which stand behind them will be named someday. The government’s priorities are reforms, reconstruction, and healing the wounds after the port bombing, the financial, economic, and livelihood issue, the criminal and financial investigation, and the fight against corruption.”

Moving to the Special Tribunal of Lebanon [STL], His Eminence repeated: “We’re not concerned with the STL’s rulings. The content of the international tribunal’s decision is not the important thing, it is rather some people’s attempts to abuse it to target the resistance. We cling to the innocence of our brothers should unjust STL verdicts be issued against them.”

To the resistance people, Sayyed Nasrallah said: “There was a state of anger among our supporters over the past days and we sought to control the situation, because clearly some were trying to incite strife. Preserve your anger, as we might need it one day to end the attempts seeking to drag Lebanon into a civil war. As Lebanese, we should be aware that some will try to exploit the rulings and we should show awareness.”

Commenting on the coronavirus developments in Lebanon: Sayyed Nasrallah said: “The Covid-19 pandemic in Lebanon is out of control, we have to live with the Coronavirus measures and those who infects others and lead to their death are killers and have to pay their blood money.”

“With God’s help and the people’s support, we and our allies are the strongest in the region,” he concluded.

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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 :

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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”.

CHAOS IN LEBANON MARKED START OF NEW ROUND OF ISRAELI-IRANIAN STANDOFF

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The explosion in the port of Beirut in early August that caused thousands of casualties became a trigger point for the further development of the already existing crisis in Lebanon.

In the following week days after the August 4 explosion, a series of large-scale protests took place in Beirut. Protesters clashed with police, hung cardboard figures of Lebanese politicians, like President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and stormed government buildings, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of the Environment, the Association of Banks and the Ministry of Energy and Water. As of August 10, a few dozen people have already been injured and protests continue.

A number of Lebanese politicians, who are known to be close to the West, announced their resignation from the country’s Parliament. The Lebanese Minister of Information, Manal Abdel Samad, also resigned along with the Environment Minister Damianus Qitar. According to the Lebanese media, a number of other ministers are planning to announce their resignation soon. The Lebanese government is about to end its existence in its current form.

The protests received wide coverage in Israeli media, which painted the crisis as a ‘popular resistance’ against Hezbollah and political parties that cooperate with it. Various pro-Israeli sources actively speculate that the entire tragedy was likely caused due to the ‘destructive Hezbollah actions’ if not a Hezbollah weapon depot explosion. The Hezbollah political wing is an official political party in Lebanon and its Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc has 13 seats. The movement itself through its social, economic and security programs has strong popular support across the country. Slogans and chants known to be allies of the U.S. expectedly received less coverage.

The deepening crisis in Lebanon also caused a notable reaction on the international level, in particular with the United States and France actively offering their assistance. US President Donald Trump, who already declared that the explosion may have been an attack, was especially active in calling about the need to find the party behind the Beirut explosions. Taking into account the general course of the Trump administration aimed at the confrontation with the Iranian-led bloc in the Middle East and its unconditional support to Israel, it’s easy to suggest whom the White House will find guilty in the crisis.

At the same time, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) continued their military buildup on the contact line with southern Lebanon and in the occupied area of Syria’s Golan Heights. On August 9, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, came with new accusations against Iran claiming that the shelling of Israeli forces on the separation line with the Syrians was linked with Iran. In his speech, Lt. Gen. Kochavi set the Israeli goals in what he called the “battle between wars” as follows:

  1. The Iranian nuclear program.
  2. Preventing the “radical axis” [Iran and its allies] from establishing a presence in Syria.
  3. Denying Israel’s enemies on all fronts, especially in the north, from obtaining precision-guided missiles and munitions.

IDF troops in northern Israel have been on a high alert since July 20, when a series of Israeli strikes on the Syrian capital, Damascus, killed a fighter of Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

In fact, the Beirut port explosions became a gift for the Israeli political leadership and its supporters giving them a chance to use the crisis to achieve their goals in Lebanon. The observed diplomatic and media activity demonstrates that Tel Aviv and Washington have already started a campaign to undermine positions of Hezbollah, at least on the political level, and fuel tensions between supporters of the group and the relatively pro-Western part of the population. Clandestine actions to fuel chaos in Lebanon are likely to follow.

The main problem of this approach is that in the case of success, it may lead to a new cycle of violence and civilian casualties in Lebanon, first of all in Beirut and may even trigger the resumption of clashes on the Lebanese-Israeli contact line. Nonetheless, this is the price that the pro-Israel bloc is ready to pay to achieve its political goals and deny the Lebanese the ability to protect its national sovereignty from foreign actors in any foreseeable future.

When Baalbek Defeated “Israel’s” Commandos

When Baalbek Defeated “Israel’s” Commandos

By Latifa Al-Husseini

It had been three weeks since the start of “Israel’s” aggression against Lebanon in July 2006. The “Israelis” were coming under increasing attack while being broken in Bint Jbeil, Aitaroun, and Maroun al-Ras. The settlements of Kiryat Shmona, Kfar Yuval, Kfar Eldad, Safed, Rosh Pinna, Gesher HaZiv, Granot, and Nahariya were under rocket fire from the resistance.

Following atrocious massacres and hundreds of martyrs, Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah unveiled the after-Haifa equation. By the 19th day, the enemy began unleashing its anger wherever the opportunity presented itself.

In Lebanon’s Bekaa, reconnaissance planes and fighter jets were hovering from Zahle to the border town of Al-Ain. After a series of disappointments in the southern axes, the “Israeli” War Minister, Amir Peretz, decided to instruct the general staff of the occupation army to attack a medical center in Baalbek’s Tal Al-Abyad district.

The time and place were specified, but assessments about operation pointed to a likely failure before it was even set in motion. At the last minute, when the forces were about to take off, information arrived indicating that the chosen targets would not be on the ground. However, the operation wasn’t canceled due to Peretz’s insistence to move forward.

On the eve of Thursday, July 31, 2006, at 10 p.m., soldiers from the Sayeret Matkal (General Staff Reconnaissance Unit) and Shaldag units were about to launch Operation Sharp and Smooth. The operation was touted among decision-makers as one that would “change the face of the war”. Seven continuous hours of military conflict only made them an example of failure, and weakness.

The night of the famous airdrop

Taher Dabbous, a staffer at the Dar Al-Hikma hospital in Baalbek, told  Al-Ahed News how 200 Zionist soldiers fast-roped into the area in search of a target.

“After we made the decision to evacuate the employees for their own safety, a group of staffers consisting of about 10 people, including an emergency doctor, nurses, radiology and lab technicians, and administrative drivers stayed behind. Their task was to evacuate the wounded from the bombing in surrounding areas, provide first aid, and then transfer them to other hospitals because Dar al-Hikma was on the list of threatened targets,” Dabbous says.

According to Dabbous, the military airdrop began at 10 p.m. with the entire neighborhood coming under shelling in order to isolate the hospital – approximately two kilometers in diameter to prevent anyone from entering. The commando units landed on the eastern side of the hospital where they split into three teams. The first team stationed in the north, the second in the south, and the third jumped off the fence and stayed in the center.

The attack on the hospital did not last long. Soon, clashes ensued. The medical and nursing staff went out to deter the aggressors with the guards’ weapons (individual weapons and Kalashnikovs), according to Dabbous.

The “Israeli” soldiers spent seven hours destroying and attacking. One of their teams stormed the hospital in search of a target that they found no trace of, so instead they destroyed medical equipment and stole hard drives from hospital computers that usually contained information about the staff and the patients.

They also broke windows, destroyed doors, and even planted explosive devices. This vindictive criminal behavior only highlighted their disappointment. They returned to where they came from empty-handed and only left behind more innocent people dead – 11 civilians were martyred in the town of Al-Jamaliah that was near Dar Al-Hikma.

A show

Speaking about the operation, Amir Rapaport, an “Israeli” military affairs commentator, described “what happened as nothing but a show. Officials in the security establishment directed severe criticism at those who led the airdrop because they endangered the lives of 200 soldiers in an operation that was only conducted for advertising purposes.”

According to the commentator, the Zionist military and political leadership wanted to achieve some kind of progress that would alter public opinion about the “Israeli” army having difficulty accomplishing something important in the fight against Hezbollah. The objective of the attain intelligence about the fate of the kidnapped soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. However, the operation did nothing.

The lion of Dar Al-Hikma

The Dar Al-Hikma incident proves that the Sun City is insubordinate and cannot be humiliated or broken. The direction of the wind did not come as Amir Peretz desired. The sons of Baalbek managed to thwart the aggressors. They fled under fire. Nurse Atef Amhaz was among those who fought the commandos that night.

On that day, martyr Atef rushed to the hospital to take a shift from one of his colleagues. Those who knew him sensed his fervor since the beginning of the aggression. He volunteered to protect his hometown, Nabha, with a group of young men during the war. They were on the lookout for MK aircraft and anticipating an attack. He did not even care about their espionage activity during that period, and he insisted on challenging it, so he went to the mosque and recited Dua Kumayl to everyone.

He did not panic but prepared himself to meet the Lord. His sister, Khadija Amhaz, tells Al-Ahed that a few days before July 31, 2006, he went to the hairdresser in his village and asked him to groom his beard suitable for those who wanted to meet the Lord.

Martyr Atef had the love for Imam Hussein in him. His fervor prompted him to carry his humble weapon at the hospital from the moment the “Israelis” set foot on the premises. After the military airdrop, Atef called his older brother reassuring him and informed him that he was in Dar Al-Hikma. He then joined the battle.

Martyr Atef confronted the “Israelis”. He clashed with them and fought them like a lion attacking its prey. He stood up and pointed his machine gun toward the enemy. Two bullets hit his head and chest, making him a martyr.

Shortly after dawn prayers, that is after 4 a.m., the night that the Zionists were hoping might change things for them ended. Operation Sharp and Smooth humiliated the “Israelis” – they were not able to take resistance fighters as prisoners nor did they find the kidnapped soldiers.

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