Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced a positive development at the eastern border between Lebanon and Syria. “These borders have become very secure. We, as Resistance have fought on those mountains, spent rough nights there sacrificing and leaving behind martyrs. Today, there is no longer a reason for our presence at the border. We will be removing our military posts set up along the Lebanese side of the border because our mission is over. As of this day, the responsibility falls on the State,” he said.

“We are not an alternate for the Lebanese State or the Lebanese Army. The situation on the eastern mountain range is now left in the State’s hands,” Nasrallah clarified.

“There is a file that needs to be laid to rest; it is that of the accusations made by some political forces and media institutions against Hezbollah, stating that the party seeks to make a demographic change in Baalbek-Hermel area. This is being said after Hezbollah, side by side with the Army, protected the towns of Baalbek-Hermel and sacrificed the dear lives of its fighters for that aim. Were we really after a demographic change, we would have let the Nusra and Daesh enter these villages and sow death and destruction, before we took hold of them,” Nasrallah corroborated.

“The town of Tufail is Lebanese, yet it has no proper road. So, whoever wants to reach it has to enter Syria first and then head to Tufail. When the clashes erupted in the eastern mountain range area, the sons of the village were forced to leave. Today, we have contacted them and told them that they now can return safely to their village,” he went on.

Pointing out that “the rumored impending Israeli war on Lebanon, Hezbollah and the Resistance is part of the usual psychological war which, the Lebanese people ought to ignore,” Nasrallah said “Today, after all the victories of the Resistance, the Israelis are building walls that only reveal the fear of their soldiers. This is excellent in both the psychological and the military calculations. The Israeli enemy is afraid and worried about any future confrontation.”

“Israel’s intention to build a wall along the borders with Lebanon, from Naqoura to Mount Hermon, is nothing but weak and cowardly. The Israeli army and its intelligence will be hiding behind walls, implying the defeat of the ‘great’ Israel,” he said.

“To the Lebanese people and all the residents of Lebanon I say: live your life normally, because this threat is nothing new. The enemy is conducting a psychological war against you, so trust in God (…) and have confidence in your golden formulas,” said Nasrallah.

On the subject of the electoral law, Hezbollah’s general secretary considered that there was a real chance of reaching an internal agreement on a consensual election bill.

He consequently called upon all the parties to pursue dialogue, adopt calm political rhetoric, and respect the deadlines.

Tackling the Palestinian issue, Nasrallah commended the Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike, saying “we bow before their steadfastness, and we condemn the silence of the Arab League, the Arab regimes, the international community and all the institutions that stand in silent vis-a-vis this people who continues to make sacrifices.”

Hezbollah commemorated the assassination of martyr Mustafa Badreddine in a ceremony held at the Sayyid al-Shuhadaa compound in the presence of representative of President Michel Aoun, MP Hikmat Deeb, representative of Speaker Nabih Berri, MP Abdul Majid Saleh, Ambassadors Mohammed Fathali (Iran) and Ali Abdul Karim Ali (Syria), as well as deputies and representatives of national parties and Palestinian factions.

Speaking on screen, Sayyed Nasrallah paid tribute to Badreddine’s sacrifices.

“We live by his blessings,” Nasrallah said, pledging to continue on the path of resistance from Lebanon to Syria and Iran.

“He had promised to return from the battle in Syria either victorious or a martyr. He came back both victorious and a martyr, and the takfirists’ hopes in Syria faded away,” Nasrallah said in memory of Badreddine.

Source: National News Agency

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Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced a positive development at the eastern border between Lebanon and Syria. 'These borders have become very secure. We, as Resistance have fought on those mountains, spent rough nights there sacrificing and leaving behind martyrs. Today, there is no longer a reason for...