Sayyed Nasrallah: Retaliation for Kuntar Inevitable Whatever are the Consequences
|Marking one week since Samir Al-Kuntar’s assassination, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah warned the Israeli enemy who’s hiding like rats alongside its borders that Hezbollah’s retaliation, which could be inside the Israeli entity or abroad, is inevitable.
“To us, whatever are the consequences and threats, which we don’t fear, we can’t tolerate and forgive those who shed the bloods of our fighters and brothers anywhere in the world,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, warning the Israeli to be worried inside its borders and abroad, “they are the ones who miscalculated, not us.”
The secretary general said the retaliation to Kuntar’s assassination has become in the hands of fellow members ‘who are faithful to the bloods of martyrs’.
Samir Al-Kuntar, who was freed in 2008 in a swap deal between Hezbollah and the Israeli enemy, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Damascus suburb of Jaramana.
Sayyed Nasrallah praised Kuntar as an ‘icon’ of resistance who didn’t submit to his Israeli jailer but remained a school in everything.
“As he was sentenced to life in Israeli prisons, he continued his education, he used to lift morals of other prisoners, he exerted efforts in flourishing the Palestinian cause…” The S.G. said he hadn’t known Martyr Kuntar until 2000 when Hezbollah was negotiating a swap deal with the Israeli enemy. “Samir affected me most after 2000 when the German mediator told us the release of Kuntar was impossible. That day, Kuntar was selfless and told us not to stop the deal on the precondition of freeing him, he didn’t want the deal which would see his fellow freed to be terminated,” he said.
After his release in 2008, Kuntar requested to help the resistance in its struggle against the Zionist entity and offered to give his expertise to Hezbollah as he had left Palestine only to return to it, and demanded that he be trained militarily, Sayyed Nasrallah said. “I, personally, told him not to join the ranks of Islamic resistance fighters and be under danger since you are a symbol and you can play a supreme model role, but he refused that.”
“Samir wanted to be on the front lines, until the developments began to flare in Syria and a new horizon opened for the establishment of a Syrian popular resistance, he found out that he can give help and offer something special there, so he requested that he be allowed to join his resistance brothers in Syria,” Sayyed Nasrallah indicated.
Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the Israeli enemy sought to abort any Syrian popular resistance project in the Golan since its beginning. “That’s why it pursued any member of this resistance and only being a member of it would subject him to arrest or killing.” “This shows the sensitivity of this front to the Israeli, they don’t want to open such door, not only because of the fear of liberation of Golan Heights, but because they don’t want the return of Golan to the political map,” his eminence said.
Kuntar’s ‘sin’ was that he took responsibility of the Golan front, at the time when the Israeli enemy doesn’t want this front to ignite, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed, adding: “It’s possible that the Israeli enemy misinterpreted, this enemy doesn’t understand what brotherhood means as Kuntar said in his will “we are equal in arms”. And this Israeli didn’t imagine that we would adopt his martyrdom and his revenge.”
The Israeli, Sayyed Nasrallah said, wants us to reach a place where we’d lose hope that this entity would ever be eliminated and that it’s eternal, strong, possesses nuclear warheads and has the strongest army and air force in the region and has the US, which refuses even to be condemned on its terrorism and crimes, in its back. But the school of Samir Al-Kuntar and the resistance says there’s no room for desperation, he added.
“The state that is not based on its own strengths and only rely on the United States, which provide it with all the support and protection, will weaken and it’d be easy to wipe it out,” the S.G. said.
“We don’t need the Arab’s money or their armies, only those fighting and being fought in Syria and Iraq are enough to wipe Israel off the map.”