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Two Years Since ‘Israel’ Assassinated The Quneitra Seven And Hizbullah Still Blazes As Fierce As A Phoenix

by Jonathan Azaziah

On January 18th, 2015, ‘Israeli’ warplanes illegally breached Syrian airspace and fired missiles at a two-car convoy traveling along the roads of Mazraat Amal in Quneitra. In the vehicles were IRGC Brigadier General Muhammad Ali Allahdadi and Hizbullah moujahideen Muhammad “Abou Issa” Issa, Jihad “Jawad” Mughniyeh, “Sayyed Abbas” Hijazi, “Daniel” Ghazi Ali Dawi, “Kazem” Abou al-Hasan and “Ihab” Ali Hassan Ibrahim. Much of the focus was (and remains) on Jihad Mughniyeh because he was a rising star in the Lebanese Islamic Resistance, the son of martyred Hizbullah architect Hajj Imad Mughniyeh and the nephew of martyred Hizbullah giants Fouad and Jihad (of whom he was named after), as well as the Iranian general who had for years been integral to the Resistance Axis project by keeping the Mouqawamah movements in both Lebanon and occupied Palestine flush with weapons. Continue reading Two Years Since ‘Israel’ Assassinated The Quneitra Seven And Hizbullah Still Blazes As Fierce As A Phoenix

Mouqawamah Legend Moustafa Badreddine Has Been Assassinated By ‘Israel’

by Jonathan Azaziah

A Mouqawamah legend has been assassinated. Moustafa “Sayyed Zulfiqar” Badreddine, a truly special Hizbullah commander who kept Mossad, Aman and Shin Bet intelligence chiefs awake at night in cold sweats with his elusiveness and tactical brilliance, was killed in a cowardly, Zionist-backed Takfiri shelling attack near Damascus Airport. As sad, infuriating and gut-wrenching as this development is however, we aren’t going to allow the monstrous, maniacal, satanic Jewish supremacist entity to bring forth our tears and turn our wills, spirits and hearts to mush. Instead, we are going to celebrate the resistant, epic life of Sayyed Zulfiqar, a man who gave life to the word hero and helped build up Hizbullah into the juggernaut it is today alongside his brother-in-law, the Lebanese Islamic Resistance architect, Hajj Imad Mughniyeh. Have no fear! Just like Hizbullah didn’t kneel after Ghaleb Awali was martyred in July 2004; just as Hizbullah didn’t flinch when the greatest of the greats, Mughniyeh himself, was martyred in February 2008; just like Hizbullah didn’t bow after Hassan Lakkis, “the Digital Mughniyeh” who was responsible for adding modern technology and cyber warfare to the Mouqawamah’s arsenal, was martyred in December 2013; just as Hizbullah didn’t break down after Commander and founding Hizbullah moujahid Muhammad “Abou Issa” Issa, along with Mughniyeh’s son “Jawad” Jihad, and fellow moujahideen “Sayyed Abbas” Hijazi, “Daniel” Ghazi Ali Dawi, “Kazem” Abu al-Hasan and “Ihab” Ali Hassan Ibrahim were killed in the Zionist enemy’s Quneitra operation in January 2015; and just as Hizbullah didn’t crash and burn after Samir al-Quntar, Mouqawamah commander of the occupied Golan Heights and the Dean of the Liberated Detainees from ‘Israeli’ Prisons, was martyred in Jaramana just six months ago, the death of Moustafa Badreddine will not make the Lebanese Islamic Resistance fold, crumble or yield even a single inch to the cancerous tumor called ‘Israel’. Very much to the contrary, Hizbullah is only going to grow stronger, gain more experience, add more weapons to its armory, develop new offensive and defensive capabilities and continue aiding the anti-Zionist oppressed people wherever they are, be it in Syria, Iraq or precious Yemen. You can rest in power and rest in salaam for real Sayyed Zulfiqar, because there are countless, martyrdom-loving warriors on the front lines bearing your mark, ready to avenge you and keeping the spirit of ‘Death To Israel’, the principle which you embodied the most, burning bright until one day soon when it finally comes to pass. ALLAH yerhamak.

From Classic to Post-Resistance: On Hizbullah’s Transformation

by Amal Saad, Al-Akhbar English

Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria has been criticized by many in the Arab world as a sign that “they have abandoned resistance to fight fellow Muslims.” Their recent qualitative operation in Sheba’a against an Israeli military convoy, however, serves as a reminder that the movement has not shifted its focus away from Israel and is able to fight on several fronts simultaneously.

Hezbollah’s continued prioritization of its resistance activity, while entangled in multiple military theaters across the region, indicates that it has transcended its original, singular mission of resisting Israel. Confronting Israel is now one role among several others Hezbollah has assumed in the post-uprising regional political order, which has ushered in the rise of Takfirism. Outgrowing its resistance role, Hezbollah now assumes responsibility for guarding Lebanon’s borders, facilitating homeland security and counter-terrorism, as well as counter-insurgency operations in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading From Classic to Post-Resistance: On Hizbullah’s Transformation

Muqtada al-Sadr: Jihad Mughniyeh’s Martyrdom Will Begin Demise Of State Of Absolute Evil

The firebrand Cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr has expressed his condolences for the leader of the Hezbollah Jihad Imad Mughniyeh’s death in an Israeli raid in the Syrian Golan.

He stressed that it will light up the path of Jihad against the Israeli enemy, pointing out that his blood will be the beginning of the demise of the “state of absolute evil.” Continue reading Muqtada al-Sadr: Jihad Mughniyeh’s Martyrdom Will Begin Demise Of State Of Absolute Evil

Takfiri terrorists ask illegitimate Israeli regime to bomb southern Syria

Foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government have called on the Israeli regime to target the positions of the Syrian army and Hezbollah resistance movement in the Golan Heights, a report says.

The appeal comes as the Syrian forces, backed by Hezbollah fighters, have made gains against the militants in the southern parts of Syria and inflicted heavy losses on them in the recent days. Continue reading Takfiri terrorists ask illegitimate Israeli regime to bomb southern Syria

Hamas About To Officially Return to the Resistance Axis

by Qassem Qassem, Al-Akhbar English

Iran and Hamas have almost mended their relationship, even though Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has yet to visit Tehran. The two sides held long discussions in the last few days, which culminated with the Hamas delegation passing on the requests of their military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades. These included requests for supplies of Iranian weapons in preparation for any future conflicts.

Hamas’ political experience with the so-called “moderate Arabs,” and those close to the Muslim Brotherhood, has shown that Iranian support for the Palestinian cause and resistance to the Israeli occupation is more consistent. According to Hamas leaders, the last Israeli attack on Gaza — the third in six years — showed that the axis of Arab moderates, with which the organization tried to establish closer relations, stood against Hamas during the war. Continue reading Hamas About To Officially Return to the Resistance Axis

Hizbullah and the New Rules of Engagement

Israeli calculations don’t always meet their goals. In 1982, the Israeli army invaded Lebanon and killed more than 20,000 Lebanese and Palestinians — mostly civilians, as usual — in the hope of ridding Lebanon of the Israeli occupation’s enemies. The results of that invasion are well-known, but let’s just say that Israel never had more formidable opponents and resisters than the ones that its own brutality and savagery produced in Lebanon. Furthermore, Israel often casually invades and bombs for electoral benefit. Shimon Peres could never run a campaign without engaging in a massacre or bombing campaign. Crimes and massacres are part of Israel’s electoral politics.

It’s unclear what Israel’s motives are in this campaign. Typically, Western media and Arab oil media volunteer that those who were killed were planning an attack on Israel. No one asks how the Israeli military is able to read Arab minds and predict what every Arab is up to at any point of their existence. It can thus tell when an Arab considers engaging in a “terrorist” attack, and kills him before he acts. This gives Israel the right to kill any Arab anywhere.

It’s possible that Israel was testing the readiness and vigilance of its enemy, Hezbollah. It is also possible that Israel has assumed that Hezbollah is too distracted to respond to Israeli attacks. On both counts, Israel was wrong. Israel does not understand Hezbollah, and has a long history of misunderstanding its enemies. Israel (like the Saudi clients in Lebanon) assumes wrongly that Hizbullah is no more than a client of the Iranian regime and that it has no domestic home-grown basis. In fact, Hizbullah’s roots in Lebanon are now more entrenched than ever, and it has succeeded in equipping the population (even beyond its constituency) with a culture of resistance to Israel and its aggression. Continue reading Hizbullah and the New Rules of Engagement

Qassem Suleimani in Beirut: An Exceptional Event

by Jean Aziz, Al-Monitor

Two events marked the Lebanese political scene during the last days of January 2015. The repercussions of these events are expected to extend over more than a month. The first event, leaked through the media, was the visit to Beirut on Jan. 29 by Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a shadowy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force — as described by some in the West.

The second was the content of the speech delivered the next day after the visit by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in particular regarding the party’s stance on Israel and the new and developing confrontation. Continue reading Qassem Suleimani in Beirut: An Exceptional Event

Iran Revolutionary Guard: Khamenei Limited Number of Youth Allowed to Fight Abroad

Iran’s Supreme Leader has permitted a limited group of Iranian youth to fight along with “Iraqi, Syrian and Lebanese brothers,” according to Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammed Ali Jafari.

Jafari, while addressing a ceremony in Tehran last Friday, mentioned discussions he had with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, saying that “despite the number of youth who are permitted to join the fighting (outside Iran), no one else should leave the country” for resistance abroad, the Iranian Mashregh news agency reported.

Jafari hailed Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement for taking “revenge” for the recent Israeli air raid on the Syrian Golan Heights. Jafari said that “Hezbollah’s recent attack on Israel was a response with the lowest degree of severity and we hope that they take the lesson not to repeat such mistakes (in future).” Continue reading Iran Revolutionary Guard: Khamenei Limited Number of Youth Allowed to Fight Abroad

On Hizbullah’s Shebaa Farms Operation: This is not the War

by Jamal Ghosn, Al-Akhbar English

The dominant media narrative of the “Middle East Conflict,” with its accompanying “peace process,” has a hard time contextualizing today’s developments in the Shebaa Farms of the Golan Heights. According to that pro-Israeli narrative, the status quo in Palestine — and around it — is perfectly fine and any deviation from it must be rectified.

While the Israeli military was bombarding the besieged Gaza Strip last summer, even the most radical global protests only called for a stop to the bloodshed, and thus for a return to the pre-war status. Following the same logic, any “recognition” of the status quo is celebrated as progress towards ending the conflict. That is what happens when symbolic votes are held in European parliaments recognizing a Palestinian state. The implication of this is that the Palestinians have no qualms about the occupation they endure, and all they really want is for it to be administered by Abu Mazen instead of the Israeli generals. Continue reading On Hizbullah’s Shebaa Farms Operation: This is not the War