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
Commander of the Iranian Al-Quds Brigades, Major General Qassem Suleimani paid tribute to Hezbollah martyrs who fell in the Israeli aerial aggression on Syria’s Quneitra. Continue reading Iran’s Suleimani Pays Tribute to Hizbullah’s Quneitra Martyrs
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
by Qassem Qassem, Al-Akhbar English
The “beautiful era” is back, the era of qualitative resistance operations against the Israeli enemy. “Abu Ali” could not contain his joy. He distributed cups of juice to pedestrians, as he does every time an operation is carried out in the Palestinian interior. Over the past 10 days, residents of the Shatila Palestinian refugee camp had eagerly waited for Hezbollah’s response to the Quneitra operation. As soon as news about the Shebaa attack started to make the rounds, shots of jubilation were fired into the air. A supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) says: “The body of the resistance is one, from Beirut to Gaza.”
The camp’s alleys are lined with pictures of martyrs from the recent war in Gaza, and others of the perpetrators of the stabbing attacks in Jerusalem. These replaced pictures of Palestinians who were killed in the war in Syria, which indicates a change in the general mood of the camp. Interest in news about Syrian affairs has declined, and the attention has re-shifted to Palestine, most recently the occupied Golan Heights. Continue reading Palestinian Refugee Camps Celebrate Shebaa Retaliation
“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
Hezbollah claims responsibility for deadly attack on Israeli convoy
Mortar bombs hit Israeli military positions in occupied Golan heights
Al-Mayadeen TV: More than 15 Israeli Occupation Forces have been killed in a special operation by Hezbollah Continue reading 15 IOF Soldiers Killed in a special operation by Hizbullah
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Leaders representing major Palestinian parties and resistance groups in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday gathered to express their support for Hezbollah’s strike against the Israeli military earlier in the day, calling for a “joint front” with the Lebanese movement.
The event, which brought together representatives of Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a number of others, was held to celebrate the attack that left at least two Israeli soldiers in the occupied Shebaa Farms dead. Continue reading Palestinian parties gather in support of Hizbullah in Gaza