Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah congratulated the Palestinian resistance and people, inside Palestine and abroad, and all the honorable people in the world for the victory against the Israeli enemy, considering that “once against blood had triumphed over the sword”.
Speaking at the 9th eve of Ashura, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Israel was the one that waged a war on Gaza and not vice versa, indicating that “the resistance which lost a martyr was able to fight efficiently… resistance movements in the region no longer depend on individuals.”
His eminence further said: “It is enough to look at the faces of the tripartite, Netanyahu, Obama, and Lieberman to see their defeat, they were similar to the faces of Livni, Peres, and Olmert after July war”
“Netanyahu did not put high goals for this war. He rather put low goals so that he would achieve them and announce his victory, but even these he failed to achieve,” he added, pointing out that “the first goal was to destroy the Palestinian resistance’s leadership. He failed in that. The second goal was to destroy the resistance’s missile system. He also failed in that. The third goal was to reinforce Israel’s deterrence power. This war rather weakened this power.”
Sayyed Nasrallah reassured that “this war assured that the Israeli air force is not capable of putting an end to the battle with Gaza,” and indicated that “it was clear that when the Israelis called the reserve soldiers, it was for imposing a psychological war, because they were scared of engaging in a ground war.”
He added that “the resistance’s first victory was that it prevented the enemy from achieving his goals, the greater victory was that it did not let the enemy impose his conditions, and the greatest victory was that it imposed its own conditions.”
Moreover, his eminence said “one of the resistance achievements was that the enemy now fears Gaza, and a war on Gaza is no longer a trip.”
“If you failed to win a war against Gaza which has been under siege, what would be the case if you engage yourself in a war with someone else?” Sayyed Nasrallah asked the Israelis, emphasizing that “the resistance’s power is what imposed a balance of power, and this is the strategy that should be adopted.”