Hizbullah vows to retaliate against Zionist attack

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 01, 1435 2014-02-01

Daily News Analysis

by Crescent International

The zionists' recent aggression against Lebanon is being raised at the UN Security Council by the Lebanese government while Hizbullah has vowed to retaliate at a time and place of its choosing. Israel's US-supplied warplanes attacked the village of Janta in South Lebanon on the night of February 24/25 causing no casualties but there was material damage according to Hizbullah sources.

Beirut,

Wednesday February 26, 2014, 17:09 EST

The Islamic resistance group, Hizbullah, has vowed that it will retaliate against Zionist aggression of February 24 at an appropriate and of its own choosing. Israel’s US-supplied warplanes bombed the village of Janta near the Syria-Lebanese border at night and while no casualties were reported, there was material damage.

“We will retaliate for this Israeli aggression, and the resistance will choose the appropriate time and place as well as appropriate means to respond,” the resistance movement said in a statement today. Israel routinely violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis evoking strong condemnation from the Lebanese government, Hizbullah as well as the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Such attacks are in clear violation of UN Resolution 1701 and Lebanon’s sovereignty.

Meanwhile, Lebanon’s President Michel Sleiman asked the Foreign Ministry to lodge a complaint with the UN Security Council against the Israeli regime’s recent airstrike. The Lebanese media reported today (Wednesday) that Sleiman had ordered new Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to take the necessary measures in order to file a complaint with the UN Security Council.

The unprovoked Israeli attack was a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 that brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched against Lebanon in 2006. Under the terms of the resolution, Tel Aviv is required to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Nearly 1100 Lebanese civilians were killed in the Israeli attack in the summer of 2006 but the Zionist regime failed in its objective of destroying Hizbullah. Instead, the Zionist army was badly mauled and then Israeli air force chief Dan Halutz was forced to resign in disgrace.

The pariah Zionist regime, however, abides by no laws. It has continued to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty and regularly conducts over flights as well as attacks on Lebanon’s territory. In 2009, Lebanon presented over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of Lebanese territory in a complaint filed with the UN.

In another development that would dent operations of the terrorist outfits in Syria and Lebanon, the Lebanese army announced the arrest of a commander of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front near the border with neighbouring Syria today.

A Lebanese security official said today that the army intelligence had arrested a Nusra commander in the region of Masharia al-Qaa, which is situated along Lebanon’s border with Syria. The Lebanese army confirmed the report. It said “A man suspected of being a Nusra Front commander was arrested in the east of the country,” adding, “He is being interrogated.”

In recent weeks, while terrorist attacks by Nusra front, Abdullah Azzam brigades and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups have intensified in Lebanon, so have arrests of their operatives. Even Saudi intelligence operatives have been arrested.

The most high profile arrest was that of Majed al-Majed, whose arrest was announced on January 4, 2014. A few days later, it was announced that he had died in hospital. He was believed to have been murdered by Saudi agents in order to prevent Majed, who was a high level Saudi intelligence operative, from giving information about the Saudi terror network in Lebanon.

Arrest of the Nusra commander and his interrogation might yield other details about the terror networks and Saudi Arabia’s role in supporting them.

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