Sunday 31 May 2020
News ID: 78803
Publish Date: 20 May 2020 - 21:53
WEST BANK (Dispatches) – A senior Hezbollah official says the liberation of al-Quds from the Zionist regime’s occupation tops the agenda of the regional resistance front, and that the Lebanese movement is fully prepared for any type of confrontation with the regime in the occupied territories in line with that objective.
"We are perfectly ready to confront any act of aggression or instance of folly that the Zionist regime could commit,” Seyyed Hashem Safieddine, head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, told Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television channel.
"The resistance movement is currently assured and well aware of its approach and choices in the event of such a confrontation with the enemy,” he added.
The movement, however, is not seeking war and is not working to ignite one, the official noted.
Safieddine further highlighted a string of defeats the Zionist regime has suffered in the face of the regional resistance front over the past years, including in the wars the regime waged against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006.
"The [Zionist regime’s] army, which had been described as invincible, was subdued and suffered defeat,” he said.
 The Zionist regime is currently caught in a "tight spot” as it has fallen short of answering questions that have to do with military affairs, Safieddine said.
The Hezbollah official said the main goal of the regional resistance front is to secure the liberation of al-Quds from the regime’s occupation, and that all have a "duty” to prepare for a confrontation with the Zionist regime to realize that objective.
Safieddine also pointed to the upcoming International al-Quds Day, emphasizing the importance of commemorating the "precious” occasion.
Every year, millions of Muslims and supporters of the Palestinian cause mark the occasion across the world on the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan to underscore the plight of Palestinians, heeding a call by the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem likewise reaffirmed the movement’s readiness to deal with any act of aggression by the Zionist regime.
Today, the Zionist regime has a hard time making waves inside Lebanon because it knows that Hezbollah is well-equipped and prepared for retaliation in case of any aggression.
Cited by Lebanon’s al-Ahd news website, the movement’s second-in-command said the Israelis themselves "assess everything well and know that the party that liberated its country (Lebanon)’s soil in 2006 is well capable of confronting them.”

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