Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called on the Resistance fighters to stand ready to liberate the Galilee area in the occupied territories should another war “be imposed on Lebanon,” in a response to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s threats to invade Lebanon once again.
Sayyed Nasrallah also threatened to target Israeli officials and military leaders to avenge the martyrdom of Islamic Resistance top commander Imad Mughniyeh (Hajj Redwan), reiterating that Hezbollah’s decision to avenge Martyr Mughniyeh’s assassination still stands and will be executed at the right time and the right place.
His eminence, meanwhile, denied remarks that Lebanon’s new cabinet will be “Hezbollah’s government.” He also thanked the people of Egypt and their revolution that resulted in freeing ‘brother’ Mohamad Mansour, known as Sami Shehab, who was charged with silly accusations of seeking to overthrow tyrant Husni Mubarak’s regime.
“Justice is about giving back rights and lands to their owners and the return of the millions of Palestinian refugees to their land,” Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized, addressing US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Justice also calls for punishing war criminals and those committing crimes against humanity,” his eminence went on to say.
“Only amid such justice, there would be stability in the region. However, seeking fake peace through failing negotiations offering furthermore concessions without returning any right to its owner cannot achieve peace,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
“What is the US administration’s position from justice, establishing international tribunals, and trying criminals?” his eminence wondered. “The US administration is far from justice and punishing Zionist war criminals. Instead, it backs Zionists and changes laws to prevent punishing Israeli war criminals.”
“The US has driven the nation to a state of despair in achieving any victory,” Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out.
Addressing Israeli statements, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the Americans and Israelis are the main losers following the strategic change in the region. “All who linked their fate with the Americans will lose,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
His eminence pointed to statements made by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak whose statements were similar to ones issued by some officials on the internal scene in Lebanon. “He’s claiming that the new government in Lebanon is the government of Hezbollah. “No, it is not a Hezbollah government.”
Sayyed Nasrallah noted to the statements made recently by the Israeli former chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazy concerning his “achievements” in the army and his pledge that the “failure” in Lebanon and Gaza war would not repeat themselves. “At least, he’s admitting there were failures. But now, there’s a discussion whether Hezbollah could control the Galilee region. Twenty years ago, Israelis were convinced that Hezbollah could not occupy any site in the north of the occupied territories.”
“The major achievement of the Resistance is that it complicated the possibility of Israel occupying Lebanon. Even more, today, Israel is concerned that Hezbollah might liberate Galilee.”
His eminence pointed to the latest threat made by Barak one day earlier, during his first military tour with new Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz along the northern border, where he claimed that the Israeli occupation forces may be called into Lebanon in the future. “Hezbollah remembers the heavy beating they suffered from us in 2006, but it is not forever, and you may be called to enter Lebanon again,” Barak told the soldiers.
“I tell Barak, Ashkenazi and Gantz that the Resistance might have to control Galilee. I tell the resistance fighters to be prepared for the day when war is imposed on Lebanon. Then, the Resistance leadership might ask you to lead the Resistance to liberate the Galilee.”
“I tell Ashkenazi you are wrong in your estimations. You were wrong when you assassinated Sheikh Ragheb, Sayyed Abbas and Hajj Imad. You insisted in confronting a country and a nation determined to safeguard the blood of its people and resistance fighters.”
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that there are some realistic people within the Zionist entity. His eminence pointed that some Israeli experts have said that Hezbollah can close Israel’s airports, ports and strategic stations. “I hope Israelis will have good shelters,” his eminence went on to say.
Sayyed Nasrallah then renewed the pledge to avenge the assassination of Hezbollah top military commander Imad Mughniyeh. his eminence said. “Our decision to avenge Martyr Imad’s assassination still stands and will be executed at the right time and the right place,”
“You will find out that killing martyr Imad Mughniyeh was a very stupid move,” Sayyed Nasrallah vowed. “I tell the Zionist leaders and generals to be careful wherever they are in the world because Imad Mughniyeh’s blood will not go to waste.”