Tag Archives: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

The Resistance’s New Equation: Deterrence by Punishment

by Ibrahim al-Amin, Al-Akhbar English

It is possible now to talk about the “next day” in the struggle against Israel. The Resistance’s daring attack in the Shebaa Farms was a result of the enemy’s miscalculation in assessing the reality of the Resistance.

By doing so, the enemy gave Hezbollah the cue to engage in its favorite “hobby,” namely to turn threats into opportunities. This is what made the Resistance’s military response, and its political and operational implications, akin to turning a new page.

Fundamentally, the Resistance has had its say. Now it’s Israel’s turn. Continue reading The Resistance’s New Equation: Deterrence by Punishment

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: The Rules of Engagement with Israel Are Over

“Don’t try us,” Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah told Israel in a televised speech Friday broadcast during a memorial ceremony to honor the six Hezbollah fighters and the Iranian general killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria earlier this month.

On January 18, an Israeli helicopter airstrike on the Syrian city of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights killed six fighters of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah, including a commander, Mohammed Abu Issa, and the son of assassinated senior commander Imad Mughniyeh, as well as Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Ali Allahdadi. Continue reading Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: The Rules of Engagement with Israel Are Over

Hamas military chief sends condolences to Hizbullah

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The general commander of Hamas’ military wing Muhammad Deif sent a letter of condolence to Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah after an Israeli airstrike on Syria killed six fighters from the group.

Deputy chief of Hamas’ political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, also sent a letter to the Lebanese group’s leader following the airstrike.

In the letter, seen by Ma’an, Deif said that resistance forces should join into one project against Israel, “the real enemy of the nation.” Continue reading Hamas military chief sends condolences to Hizbullah

PRC Spokesman: Future Operations Against the Enemy will be ‘Thorn in Israel’s Throat’

by Qassem Qassem, Al-Akhbar English

Abu Mujahid, spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, was a guest of the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon. During his visit, Israel assassinated Hezbollah resistance fighters in the province of Quneitra in Syria. Abu Mujahid attended their funerals. The Lebanese resistance and Palestinian resistance are part of one body, he says. Before his return to Gaza, Al-Akhbar conducted this interview with him.

The Popular Resistance Committees is a Palestinian coalition formed after the second Aqsa Intifada in 2000. Several operations were carried out by its military wing, the al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades. Most notable among these operations is the the first bombing of the Israeli Merkava tank, in addition to “Operation Dispelled Illusion,” during which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured and three secretary-generals were assassinated.

Al-Akhbar: What is your take on the assassination of Hezbollah fighters in the Syrian province of Quneitra?

Abu Mujahid: This is a serious escalation. The Israeli occupation does not like to see calm in the region. Israel will realize that assassinating this large number of martyrs in Quneitra was a foolish act and will have consequences. The blood of the martyrs, and the blood of Jihad, the son of martyred commander Imad Mughniyeh, will only further motivate the resistance. Continue reading PRC Spokesman: Future Operations Against the Enemy will be ‘Thorn in Israel’s Throat’

The Resistance Sets its Sights on the Golan Heights

by Wafiq Qanso, Al-Akhbar English

The Agreement on Disengagement signed by Syria and Israel in 1974 is not worth much anymore, in light of the changes on the ground in southern Syria. However, the assassination of Hezbollah resistance fighters in the Syrian city of Quneitra last Sunday, appears to publicize the resistance’s activities in the Golan Heights. Long strides have been made in preparing the ground, the support base, and a trained and ready force, in the past year. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced this decision, and Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah followed suit. The launch of resistance activities in the Golan Heights ends the phase of a confined war and of partial resistance, and ushers in a stage of comprehensive and strategic resistance.

Investigations are still underway to establish if the airstrike that killed six Hezbollah fighters was the result of a military mistake — i.e the martyrs moved in an area visible to Israel — or a topical intelligence operation. Irrespective of the potency of the strike against the resistance, the two most important strategic outcomes of this attack are that it has turned the Golan Heights into a resistance area and united it with South Lebanon in the resistance effort. Continue reading The Resistance Sets its Sights on the Golan Heights

Sayyed Abdul Malik Al-Houthi Is Reminiscent of a young Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

A report published by Agence France Presse news agency pointed out that the leader of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement, Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, reminds of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, “in terms of the way of expression or the content of the speech delivered.

“Speeches made by Sayyed Houthi focus on the fight against corruption and demanding national partnership and hostility to the West and Israel,” the report illustrated. Continue reading Sayyed Abdul Malik Al-Houthi Is Reminiscent of a young Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

Proud and Defiant Youth Partake in Mass Funeral for Slain Hizbullah Fighter

by Rana Harbi, Al-Akhbar English

Thousands of mourners — overwhelmingly youth — poured into the streets of the southern suburbs of Beirut, known as Dahiyeh, on Monday to bid farewell to their friend, classmate and fellow comrade Jihad Mughniyeh. Jihad is one of six Hezbollah fighters killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria on Sunday, opening the door to a retaliation by the resistance party and serious repercussions for the whole region.

Mourners beat their chests in unison and sobbing women on balconies threw rose petals at the casket draped in a Hezbollah flag as it was carried by men in full military garb out of the overflowing hall and into streets thronged with a large mass of people. Continue reading Proud and Defiant Youth Partake in Mass Funeral for Slain Hizbullah Fighter

Hizbullah Mourns Quneitra Martyrs; Jihad Mughniyeh Mentored by Suleimani

by Nour Samaha, Al-Jazeera English

The mood was sombre as mourners gathered in Beirut’s southern suburbs to pay their respects to Jihad Mughniyeh, one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in an alleged Israeli air strike in Syria.

Thousands of people, including many Hezbollah supporters, marched behind the coffin draped in Hezbollah’s yellow flag on Monday, beating their chests in unison as confetti was showered from the surrounding balconies.

Chants of “Death to Israel!” and “Death to America!” punctuated the air and shots were fired as the coffin was carried through the street. Continue reading Hizbullah Mourns Quneitra Martyrs; Jihad Mughniyeh Mentored by Suleimani

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: The game is over in Syria

by Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor

“The game is over,” Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said. “All hostile attempts to execute plans in Syria and Iraq failed,” he said in the three-hour interview with the pan-Arab news channel Al-Mayadeen on Jan. 15.

Nasrallah’s interview was packed with messages on Israel, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Iran; in rhetoric, it seemed offensive, non-conciliatory and threatening, yet between the lines, there were stances that could be seen as new and promising, mainly on Syria. Continue reading Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: The game is over in Syria

The Hizbullah Project: Last War, Next War

by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, Open Democracy

One of the main “lessons learned” from the war of July-August 2006 is that the modern concept of asymmetric warfare, which emerged in the late 1990s in the United States, is already in dire need of revision. Hizbollah’s military performance during the war demonstrates that asymmetric warfare can no longer be identified exclusively with political actors who adopt “non-traditional” methods “that differ significantly from the opponent’s usual mode of operations” (as per the US military’s definition). Continue reading The Hizbullah Project: Last War, Next War