Saturday, 22 May 2010

Sayyed Nasrallah: On Sunday We'll Celebrate and The Israelis Will Go to Shelters

Mohamad Shmaysani

21/05/2010 “On this day, ten years ago, the residents of the Qonaytra and Ghandouriyeh, were gathering for the funeral of a woman from occupied Qonaytra. On this day, the first decisive step was taken on the path of liberating the south. Those people took the initiative to storm into the crossing and remove all roadblocks to return to their occupied town.

When this really took place, every other fence tumbled down on 22, 23, and 24 May 2000. By the 25th of May, the battle had settled,’ Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Friday afternoon as he officially inaugurated the resistance landmark site in the southern town of Mlita, as part of the efforts to enhance Jihadi toursim in Lebanon.

Lebanese political and security officials attended the inauguration as well as Ambassadors and Hezbollah and Amal Movement leaders.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed the history of any people or nation is part and parcel of its identity that expresses its past ans certainly has an impact on its present and future.
“Today we are trying to make a modest step compared to the history of our country and our people as well as to the history of the resistance in terms of the sacrifices and the historic victories that have been achieved. One of our top responsibilities is to safeguard the history of the resistance; Lebanon’s history is very complicated because of its sectarian considerations. There was a resistance that had started in 1948; not in 1978 or in1982. It had started ever since the Zionist entity occupied Palestine. It has been a long history of resistance, challenge, and steadfastness. It’s been a long history of occupation, threat, and aggression as well. At one stage the residents of the southernmost parts of south Lebanon manifested their resistance and so did the Lebanese army and the security forces that had been deployed there. At another stage, the resistance took a more advance form; from the Palestinian resistance factions to the formation of Lebanese resistance factions. The beginning was with Imam Sayyed Moussa Sadr’s introduction to the Lebanese Resistance Factions (AMAL). This went on until a new resistance was born based on all this heritage and all this history and all these achievements and sacrifices. The Islamic Resistance came to light with Hezbollah being the main faction in the resistance movements,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

His eminence tackled the municipal election in south Lebanon due Sunday saying that Hezbollah and the Amal Movement’s top priority was to preserve the resistance through the preserving the populace and the social structure across Lebanon. “This is why we’ve called for agreement and we’ve actually established this by signing a detailed agreement with the Amal Movement over the municipal election. It was not an easy task for both leaderships…I reiterate what one of our brothers said a few days ago: Our residents in south Lebanon, the best gift that Hezbollah and Amal can offer to the people in the municipal election is agreement. Indeed it is the most wonderful gift to offer.”

Speaking about Mlita’s resistance landmark site, Sayyed Nasrallah said the town was chosen because it is one of the old posts of the Islamic Resistance that was founded in the Iqlim El-Toffah region to face the Israeli occupation army and their collaborators’ fortified outposts. “Let us write down the history of the resistance from its many perspectives. Until now, everything that has been achieved was based on individual efforts. There are reports, articles, books about the resistance and its leaders. We need to make every effort to write down the history of the resistance as it is.”

On Sunday, the municipal election will take place in south Lebanon. On the same day, Israel has decided to hold drills dubbed Turning Point 4, which will see Israeli settlers in north occupied Palestine evacuated into shelters due to rocket attacks from Hezbollah.
“We will witness a different scene on both sides of the border: celebrations for victories in municipal elections in Lebanon while on the other side, millions of settlers will move into shelters in the framework of an emergency plan out of fear from the resistance.

On Sunday, you will not be afraid from anyone.

You will celebrate the Liberation Day and you will turn this referendum into a festival while resting assure that the resistance is ready for every equation. Inshallah I will see you May 25, when we mark the Resistance and Liberation Day.”

Hezbollah on Alert ahead of Israel Drill; Warns 'Israelis Have No Place to Hide'

21/05/2010 Thousands of Hezbollah resistance fighters have been ordered to maintain a heightened state of alert ahead of a large-scale Israeli occupation army exercise which begins Sunday, the group's representatives in southern Lebanon, Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, told the AFP news agency on Friday.

Sheikh Qaouk said, "The Hezbollah fighters have (been instructed) to be completely ready to confront Israeli maneuvers on Sunday. A few thousands of our fighters will not go to the polls (to participate in municipal elections in southern Lebanon) and are ready (for anything) today."

Israeli officials have stressed that the week-long drill was planned in advance, however Sheikh Qaouk clarified that "in the event of a new aggression against Lebanon, the Israelis will not find a place to hide in Palestine."

Sheikh Qaouk made the remarks during a meeting at his home in Tyre with Jewish American intellectual Noam Chomsky, who was denied entry to the Zionist entity and the occupied West Bank earlier this week.

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai held a press briefing this week on the "Turning Point 4" exercise, which is aimed at preparing the home front for a possible military conflict.

"The scenario we are referring to includes the firing of hundreds of missiles at Israel from different places and targets," Vilnai said, stressing that the drill was preplanned and would include an air raid siren across the country on Wednesday.

Israel believes that Hezbollah has built its cache to more than 40,000 rockets since the Second Lebanon War, and that the resistance group has developed the capability to reach the center of the occupied country with its weapons.

Last month, Israeli President Shimon Peres accused Syria of providing Scud missiles to Hezbollah, charges that Damascus has denied.

Syria and Hezbollah both went on alert anticipating an Israeli attack on Lebanon in January, Arab-language media reported then.

Hezbollah's deputy secretary general, Sheikh Naeem Qassem, said the group was preparing to retaliate if Israel decided to attack.

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