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Hasan Nasrallah: Speech.

Hezbollah Leader Breaks Silence.

By Nicholas BishopPublished 8 months ago 4 min read
Hezbollah Leader: Hasan Nasrallah.

The greatest enemy of Israel besides Iran, besides Hamas, is the Lebanese group Hezbollah. Translated into English, 'The Party of God". Hezbollah and Israel fought a 34-day war in 2006. However, both Hezbollah and many people looking back historically feel Hezbollah beat Israel. Despite Israel's bombing, and battle against Hezbollah the 'terror' group (as far as the West and Israel allocate it) stood their ground. The war was destructive for both sides. Hezbollah in retaliation for Israel's bombing, targeted Israel with missiles.

Hezbollah is supported and funded by Iran. Hezbollah grew out of Israel's action in Lebanon. It was a reaction to Israel's aggression and quickly became a thorn in the Jewish state's side.

Since the 2006 war, Hezbollah is supposed to have at least 150,000 rockets. Not just unguided rockets but more up-to-date ones that are guided. They can hit specific targets in Israel more precisely. If conflict did, indeed, break out Hezbollah would use its whole arsenal of guided and dumb missiles. The damage done to Israel would be destructive. The 'Iron Dome' Israel's anti-missile defence is very effective. But it can get overwhelmed and malfunction if there are too many incoming missiles. Hamas has learnt that is the weakness in the anti-missile system.

Hezbollah and Israel have been trading blows across the border between Israel and Lebanon. Since the Hamas attack on 7 October, Hezbollah has been firing at Israel's northern border. To keep Israeli forces split between the north and Gaza.

Hasan Nasrallah the leader of Hezbollah broke his silence. Nasrallah, stopped short, of declaring full-scale war, on Israel. Probably mindful of Lebanon's economic fragility. Lebanon could not afford another war like the 2006 war. Hezbollah has taken part in the war in Syria, and they have lost many men and materials. Also, in Lebanon and the wider Arab/Muslim world Hezbollah is not as popular as it was. Nasrallah didn't rule out a full-scale intervention in Israel's war with Hamas. Saying "Nothing was off the table' and "Hezbollah is not afraid of Western/US warships in the Med". How much of what he said was genuine or propaganda is hard to tell.

Hezbollah has held meetings, with Iran and Hamas representatives, in Lebanon. They agreed to call themselves, 'The Axis of Resistance", in opposition to the US and Israel.

Israel assassinated Nasrallah's predecessor. Hence, Nasrallah, broadcasting from a hidden place in Lebanon. Israel does not think twice about killing its enemies' leaders. The hand of Mossad (Israel's intelligence service) reaches out across the world. Whether its enemies were ex-Nazis or modern Islamic terrorists the hand of Israel gets to them. By fair means and foul, Israel deals with its enemies' leaders, one way or the other.

However, Israel did not see the Hamas attack coming, (or so it says). Egypt warned Israel but Netanyahu chose for one reason or another to ignore it. What followed was a heinous massacre of innocents on a kibbutz and at a rave. It took Israeli citizens and foreigners hostage. Through Qatari intervention (which funds Hamas and hosts its top leader) some hostages have been released.

Israel as it bombs and fights its way across Gaza has killed thousands of Gazans. Unfortunately, not all are Hamas fighters. Israel has been condemned by many for its alleged bombing of hospitals, civilian neighbourhoods, and Gazan infrastructure. Water, food, and electricity have been cut off. Israel asked 1 million Gazans to flee south to Khan Younis. Yet, they have bombed targets around Khan Younis and bombed allegedly a convoy of ambulances going south. Israel has bombed refugee camps in Gaza also. Israel says it avoids civilian targets where it can. They say though if civilians are hurt or killed it cannot be helped. Hamas operates amongst the population (allegedly). So to destroy Hamas operatives, leaders, tunnels, and military equipment, it has to bomb these places.

Israel's stated aim is to destroy Hamas in the Gaza Strip and recover the hostages. Even if Israel is successful, Hamas, will not be destroyed. It exists as an idea and it exists in other places in the Middle East.

Generations of youngsters facing this Israeli aggression will be tomorrow's terrorists. Israel itself is now governed by Netanyahu, who has been called, the "Godfather' of Jewish fascism. Netanyahu is in coalition with ultra-religious Jewish parties and parties that are openly fascist.

This military cycle of death and destruction has been going on for 75 years. And, ultimately, fighting will not solve the problem. Only peace talks around the table to create two states that can live in peace and security will work. Fighting and conquering may work for a while. However, it is but a sticking plaster. When the dust settles, however, this conflict ends, which will breed more hate and resentment, on both sides.

And so, the cycle of violence in a new generation of Israelis and Palestinians will continue. That's why both sides must hold serious talks. The powers that back either side must be serious too about such a prospect.

About the Creator

Nicholas Bishop

I am a freelance writer currently writing for Blasting News and HubPages. I mainly write about politics. But have and will cover all subjects when the need arises.

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  • Test7 months ago

    it's written well and packed with useful information.

Nicholas BishopWritten by Nicholas Bishop

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