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On The 21st Anniversary Of Hizbullah’s Ambush At Ansariyeh, We Celebrate The Event That Shook ‘Israel’ To Its Rotten Core

by Jonathan Azaziah

Today should be called Eid Amaliyat Ansariyeh. As what happened on this day 21 years ago in the town of Ansariyeh in Lebanon’s ever-gorgeous, ever-resilient Jnoub, changed everything. Because of this truth, it should be celebrated regionwide. Worldwide even. For Hizbullah’s Ambush at Ansariyeh was, at the time, the most concussive, most remarkable, most comprehensive defeat of the usurping Zionist entity’s occupation army in history. As a standalone operation, it still very well may hold that distinction to this day. Continue reading On The 21st Anniversary Of Hizbullah’s Ambush At Ansariyeh, We Celebrate The Event That Shook ‘Israel’ To Its Rotten Core

From The Soccer Field To The Battlefield: RIP To Hizbullah Fighter Qassem Shamkha

by Jonathan Azaziah

This is why the Southern Lebanese people are the most beautiful people, bar none. Tip your fitteds and bow your heads to martyred 19-year old Hizbullah fighter Qassem Shamkha, born in the Jnoubiyeh village of Bourj Qallawiyah and raised in the Dahiyeh neighborhood of Bourj el-Barajneh. Qassem was a beloved football player for Al-Ahed, Hizbullah’s soccer club and the best team in the Lebanese Premier League, not to mention a key part of its championship run last year. As a midfielder, he had otherworldly talent and was on the fast track to becoming a bonafide superstar at home and obviously, the longer he would’ve played, he certainly would’ve been scouted by an international squad at some point. Continue reading From The Soccer Field To The Battlefield: RIP To Hizbullah Fighter Qassem Shamkha