Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah Clip from Wednesday's Victory Celebration in Beirut

There is an error in the video: Sayyid Nasrallah made a surprise appearance in March 2008 during 'Ashura commemorations in Beirut.

The poster, picturing Hizbu'llah leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, reads:
"We are all [the] Resistance."

Israeli commentators and politicians have gone into over-drive threatening revenge for Wednesday's exchange with the Lebanese Shi'i party, which ultimately was a defeat for the Israeli state. One of the country's prominent right-wing newspapers, The Jerusalem Post, ran an article, sourced with clear bias, for which they interviewed a host of Israeli politicians, most of whom come from the radical right of the country's political spectrum, particularly from pro-settler and religious parties. To balance this out, the JP interviewed one MP from the leftist Hadash Party. He is quoted at the very end of the article. Most of those quoted threatened to assassinate Hizbu'llah secretary general Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, a goal of the Israelis long before yesterday's exchange.

In February 1992, the Israelis assassinated, by helicopter gunship, Hizbu'llah SG Sayyid 'Abbas al-Musawi along with his wife and 6-year-old son. The Shi'i party's new leader was Nasrallah, under whose leadership Hizbu'llah's political and military power grew exponentially, transforming the once ragtag loose coalition of Lebanese Shi'i resistance groups into the region's most advanced and sophisticated non-state socio-political movement.

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