Palestinian Envoy: Muslim Unity Key Factor behind Hezbollah's Victories
- August, 14, 2013 - 13:03
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Unity and solidarity among all Muslim states are decisive factors in the Islamic resistance’s victory against the Zionist regime of Israel, representative of Palestinian Islamic resistance movement (Hamas) in Tehran said.
“One of the messages and achievements of the 33-day war was the Islamic Ummah’s unity and rapport and the choice of resistance,” Khaled Qadoumi told Tasnim here in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Palestinian representative also described the Islamic resistance as the “best guideline” for countering the threat of Zionism in the region, and said, “We, as moderate Islamists, should insist on resistance in order to achieve Islamic solidarity and rapport.”
Qadoumi further noted that during the 33-day summer war of 2006, all fatwas (religious decrees) – whether by Shiite or Sunni scholars- supported the outstanding resistance of Hezbollah, and no one cared about the name of Hezbollah and its religious affiliation.
The Palestinian envoy’s remarks came a few days before the anniversary of the end of the 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon.
The war also called the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War was a 33-day military conflict in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights.
The conflict started in July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning of 14 August 2006, though it formally ended on September 8, 2006, when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.
The Tel Aviv regime launched two wars on Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, were killed in the 33-Day War of 2006.
On both occasions, however, Hezbollah fighters defeated the Israeli forces and Tel Aviv was forced to retreat without achieving any of its objectives.