On Saturday, in a speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of Israeli defeat, the leader of Lebanese Islamic Resistance Hizbullah said that the Zionist entity was hit during 2006 war in its spirit, arrogance and existence.
Nasrallah recalled his famous saying that Israel is weaker than spider web.
Nasrallah said that the Islamic resistance had foiled the goals of the Israeli aggression in 2006 war, detailing the strategic military achievements secured following July war.
Nasrallah repeated his claim that the ISIL is a US-Israel creation in a bid to crush Hizbullah, after they had failed to do so in 2006. In May 2016, America’s new ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Holzahll Richard, admitted that her job is to destroy Hizbullah.
On August 13, Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani, PhD, in a message to Sheikh Nasrallah congratulated him on the occasion of Lebanon’s victory in the 33-day war in Summer 2006.
“The 33-day war gave an unforgettable lesson to the Zionist regime. I am assured that we will see the final victory of the Axis of Resistance (Iran-Syria-Hizbullah) against the Takfiri (ISIS) terrorists and their regional and international sponsors in future,” Dr. Larijani said in his message.
The Jewish army launched the war on Lebanon on July 12, 2006, on the pretext of countering attacks by Hizbullah on its forces across the border. The war formally ended on September 8, when the US and France enforced a ceasefire through UNSC. 1,100 Lebanese including 49 Hizbullah fighters were killed in the Israeli war (here). Israel lost 137 soldiers and three civilians who died of heart-attacks. Israel also lost more than two dozen tanks, and two fighter jets.
“The 2006 Lebanon War is widely perceived internationally, certainly within the Muslim world, and even in Israel, as a victory for Hizbullah, and an Israeli defeat,” wrote Jonathan F. Keiler in an article, entitle, Israel Must Not Repeat the Mistakes of Lebanon, at American Thinker (aka American Stinker), a daily Israeli propaganda internet site on July 23, 2014.
On July 23, 2016, William Booth echoed similar fear at the Jewish Washington Post. He says that “Hizbullah is now a regional military power, a cross-border strike force with thousands of soldiers hardened by four years of fighting on Syrian battlefields on behalf of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. There are 7,000 Hizbullah fighters in Syria Israeli commanders says“.
One wonders why Hizbullah had to send 7,000 fighters to Syria, which the Resistance doesn’t have – when 1,500 fighters were enough to defeat a 30,000-strong Jewish army in 2006?
American Jewish professor Ian S. Lustick (University of Pennsylvania) wrote in 2008 that if Israel doesn’t stop its warmongering polices – it could face its doom soon.