SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — Marking the sixth anniversary of Israel’s war against Lebanon in the summer of 2006, Hezbollah says the resistance movement will surprise Tel Aviv in any future war.
The Lebanese Resistance Movement said it has the capability to be victorious in any future war, Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah stated in a televised speech on Wednesday night.
“Israelis are still suffering from the shock of their defeat in the 33-day war,” Nasrallah said, noting that the Israeli regime is still investigating the reasons behind their defeat in the 2006 war.
"Two hundred and fifty rockets were launched at Israel on the last day of the July war," he said, recalling how the then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert described the defeat as ‘catastrophic’.
Hezbollah's leader took pride in the military achievements of the Lebanese movement, emphasizing that its rockets are capable of hitting targets as far as Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Nasrallah voiced support for the Lebanese army and highlighted the need for national unity within Lebanon as the key to counter the US-Israeli strategy of fomenting sectarian disputes in the country and the region.
“The July  was an Israeli trick,” he pointed out, noting that if Hezbollah had been defeated, Israel would have expanded the war to Syria.
“The second stage of the Israeli attack was aimed at bringing down President Bashar al-Assad’s government,” Nasrallah added, noting that Hezbollah’s victory in Lebanon thwarted this objective and prevented Syria from falling under the US-Israeli scheme.
Hezbollah’s leader blamed the West, headed by the United States, for preventing dialogue on Syria and supporting terrorist activities in the country.
"There is a US-Israeli project against Syria," he stated. “The US and Israel consider Syria as a problem, because Syria is a real supporter of resistance.”
The Lebanese leader also accused the West of heaping pressure on Iran because of its support for the Palestinian cause. He scoffed at the US attempts to undermine Iran's sovereignty, pointing out how all this pressure from the West has strengthened the Islamic Republic. —www.shafaqna.com/english