Qassem Says Shebaa Blast 'Message to Israel', Brital Attack 'Total Failure' for Militants

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Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Tuesday described the bomb attack that targeted an Israeli patrol in the occupied Shebaa Farms as a message that is “addressed exclusively to Israel,” although it came two days after fierce battles with jihadist militants in Brital's outskirts.

“The bombs were detonated based on the movements of the enemy's troops and this means that the resistance is ready and its eyes are open,” Qassem said in an interview on OTV.

“Israel knows that the resistance is vigilant and would respond to any retaliatory act,” added Qassem.

Asked about the timing of the operation, the Hizbullah leader said the attack “was associated with the name of the martyr (Hizbullah member Hassan Ali) Haidar as one of the connotations, but the other connotation is that resistance is a right that we use at the appropriate timing.”

He was referring to a Hizbullah bomb technician who was killed when Israel detonated a spy device in the southern town of Adloun in September.

In response to another question, Qassem described the operation as “a message that is addressed exclusively to Israel even if other parties might understand another connotation.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Hizbullah claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in the Shebaa Farms that wounded two Israeli soldiers.

“The group of the martyr Hassan Ali Haidar carried out the operation today, Tuesday at 2:22 p.m.,” it said.

Separately, Qassem commented on Sunday's deadly clashes with the Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front in the outskirts of the Bekaa border town of Brital, which were sparked by the group's attack on several Hizbullah posts along the Eastern Mountain Range.

Eight Hizbullah fighters and dozens of militants were killed in the battle, according to the Lebanese party.

“The militants' presence in Qalamun's mountains (in Syria) is a complicated thing and they are suffering a shortage in supplies. Their problem is that they are totally outside the villages, that's why they are seeking to spread to (Syria's) al-Zabadani, al-Jibbeh and Assal al-Ward, knowing that the battles in the entire Qalamun mountains area have not stopped,” said Qassem.

“At times we took the initiative and at other times they tried to infiltrate,” Qassem noted.

“We inflicted very heavy losses on the gunmen and dozens of them were killed. We regained the post that was briefly seized and we took 3 new posts,” he revealed.

Hizbullah number two noted that a new battle might erupt in “all the posts linked to Qalamun's mountains, which means al-Jibbeh, Assal al-Ward, Younine's outskirts, Brital and Arsal's outskirts.”

“They are trying to advance through all these axes and meanwhile we're trying to repel them with the least possible losses,” said Qassem.

“Their operation was a total failure and it did not achieve its goals and yes, we lost some martyrs," he added.


Comments 14
Missing peace 07 October 2014, 23:48

the qassem comedy show is the funniest ever!

Missing humble 08 October 2014, 00:24

Total B.S....insult to human intelligence!!!!

Default-user-icon houray (Guest) 08 October 2014, 01:41

humm, so is anybody free to send a personal 'Message to Israel' now without consulting anyone? How about the consequences of these messages on the rest of us or on the Lebanese government no one consulted? I mean the last time after 3000 death, the loss of parts of Ghajar, billions in damage someone claimed divine victory then went to live for the remains of their miserable existence in sewers under Dahieh. It was up to Qatar, KSA, a couple of suitcases full of undocumented sectarian Iranian cash, the Lebanese treasury and help from the international community to fix the consequences.

Thumb liberty 08 October 2014, 06:27

Impostor fake! typical flamethrower and his other fake the-roar

Thumb nickjames 08 October 2014, 06:45

He was referring to a Hizbullah bomb technician who was killed when Israel detonated a spy device in the southern town of Adloun in September.
--Lmao so Hezbollah publicly acknowledges their bomb technicians, whereas if Ouwwet or Mustaqbal had some they'd be imprisoned for terrorism and incitement.

Thumb _mowaten_ 08 October 2014, 11:29

he was defusing a booby-trapped israeli spy device when they detonated it. if you were a person with a shred of decency or if you were lebanese you would denounce israel planting bombs in lebanon. but you obviously are none of these.

Thumb liberty 08 October 2014, 07:17

the fact that this terrorist had to go on OTV and give an interview shows the huge losses they incurred in the latest battles.

Thumb EagleDawn 08 October 2014, 08:28

The significance of the latest battle in brital and elsewhere is not just the military defeat and losses of the sectarian militia. The political implications are huge. It has been claiming for sometime it went to Syria to defend Lebanon. The reality is its enemies brought the war to HA at its doorstep and its own villages and heartland. This is a huge setback and the story does not end there. All indications were that ISIS did not even participate in the latest round!

Default-user-icon lou williams (Guest) 08 October 2014, 11:15

another screen name, another day, another iranian rial as flamethrower embarks on yet another day of nonstop posting

Thumb EagleDawn 08 October 2014, 08:30

sure sure fake josephani aka lebapatriot aka wolf aka the_roar aka flamethrower lol

Thumb _mowaten_ 08 October 2014, 11:27

lol you three goons, not one of you managed to make a decent logical point in your rants. the only thing you demonstrated here is what we always knew and you kept denying: you're pro takfiri groupies.

Thumb EagleDawn 08 October 2014, 12:38

but you make an excellent point mowaten (crusher)!

Missing cedars 08 October 2014, 13:26

Stop freaking inflicting pain on all citizens of Lebanon. Everyone wants to live in peace and yes we want to make peace with Israel because it is one of our neighbors whether you accept that fact or not.

Thumb shab 08 October 2014, 18:57

Filthy murdering militia