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Seven Years on July War: Israel’s Day of Grief


Seven years have passed on July 2006 war, when “Israel” used all its power and later pulled out defeated

Seven years have passed on July 2006 war on Lebanon, in which the Zionist entity used all its power to destroy Hezbollah, but failed in achieving the least of its goals.

The title of the Israeli war was very clear at the beginning, but started retreating as days of war passed on. At first, Israel’s announced goal was “destroying Hezbollah”. It later declined, becoming “causing structural damage to Hezbollah”, to later become “hitting the rocket system of Hezbollah”.

This decline was an indicator to the problems the enemy faced in the battlefield, which pushed it to finally call for an international intervention and pressure to end the war in a way that would not be too humiliating for it, knowing that the battlefield had spoken its word.

Israel failed to achieve any of its goals, and the rockets kept showering the occupied cities and settlements in “Israel” until the last day of war, and at the same rate, but with variable distances. The soldiers of Hezbollah also kept fighting firmly in the field against the so-called “most powerful Army in the region”, the Army which has always received support from the US.

The psychological warfare, headed by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and the military leadership, played a major role in the battle, as it successfully shook the Zionist leaders’ and Army’s trust in their power.

This urged it to engage in an expanded ground war during the last three days of war, just to save face by occupying the largest parts of South Lebanon. Yet, it pulled out defeated, with casualties and loses equal to the ones it suffered during the first 30 days. It lost dozens of Merkava tanks, as well as dozens of soldiers, while hundreds others were wounded.

Thus, “Israel” stopped its war defeated, while Hezbollah came out of it much stronger and firmer.

Today, Hezbollah reached a point in which it piled up a power many times more than the one it had in July 2006, that even the enemy is aware of now.

Sayyed Nasrallah had announced about some of the equations Hezbollah will impose in any future war with the Zionist enemy. Among these equations are:

– Destroying land brigades equation

– Airport shelling equation

– Naval blockade and striking ships equation

– Striking vital and sensitive facilities equation

– Occupying Galilee equation

Intensive Maneuvers

The Zionist enemy has been massively preparing for any future war, as it started launching maneuvers on monthly basis.

Only during the last couple of months, the enemy launched:

– The widest Israeli maneuver for fear of rocket attacks in May

– Israeli maneuvers for the Air force in June

– Internal Israeli maneuvers which simulate a chemical war in June

– Maneuvers which simulate war on Hezbollah in the occupied northern territories this month

Zionist media remember with grief

As usually, Zionist media remember the war as a day of defeat and grief.

In an article published by Yedioth Ahronoth on Thurday, Ariela Huffman indicated that : In 12 July, 2006, the second Lebanon war erupted, and tomorrow marks its seventh anniversary. Some Israelis could be happy at the seven calm years that have passed since then, but no one can brag about this war or ignore the fact that it was one of Israel’s most frustrating war.

Huffman considered that “Israel” should study “Lebanon’s second war” because it killed 121 soldiers and injured 628 others, as it also killed 44 settlers and injured 2000 others, and because this war costed 13 billion Shekels. Also, because 35 of the Army casualties and 410 of the injuries fell in the last three days… which were aimless.

A structural change

On Thursday, the Zionist Army announced reducing some of its units. Even though the measure was put in the frame of “cutting the defense budget”, but it also lies in the frame of restructuring the Israeli Army in a way which keeps pace with the threats.

Media reports had spoken about getting prepared for discharging three to five thousand soldiers, and canceling military brigades and units within the coming two years. This plan includes operating money in new fields that are related to land weapons, intelligence, and air force. The plan also includes raising the forces on the borders with Syria and Lebanon.

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