by Kashif Ahmed
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
THE QANA MASSACRE
Qana, Lebanon, April 18th 1996.
It was at Qana when I first realised what we were up against: Some of the bodies were so badly burnt that U.N. troops seemed to have to pull them apart like weathered strips of Velcro: Palestinian children, mostly infants, had been burnt alive in a craven act of Israeli terror. Some still clung onto their mother’s chests; charred skin seared from bone and rotting, reddish black.
It was then, so late in the day, that I was rudely awoken from my slumber, it was Lebanon which proved that almost everything the Western media had told us about the Israeli-Palestinian issue had been an outright lie: Regurgitated extremist Jew drivel, spewed across the airwaves and in print by a castrated gaggle of yes-men. Shills, whose pathetic acquiescence to Jewish extremism had not only besmirched the integrity of the forth estate, but had rendered them shameless hypocrites and an embarrassment to their profession.
A decapitated corpse is pulled out from the rubble; a toddler still dressed in a sky blue baby-grow; a bloodied mound of minced flesh where his or her head should be, a Fijian U.N. soldier winces at the sight and looks visibly shaken as he holds the child aloft for all to see. Israelis had used napalm and explosive shells on the U.N managed refugee camp in Qana, South Lebanon. They would commit the same crime again two years later in Janta. Earlier that week, IAF helicopter gun-ships had killed a family of twelve in their home; Commander Herzl Bodinger’s fleet of U.S. built and paid for Cobras made short work of the people below. Palestinian civilians torn to ribbons by 20mm 3-barreled Gatling cannons and missiles. Men, women and children shot to death, babies skulls fractured and smashed by rocket fire; incinerated in an evil holocaust to rival the most lurid tales of Purim.
Qana was an outrage that few would ever be able to forgive, and none would ever forget. The civilized world ought to have known then, that an aggressor of as wretched an ilk as this, was bound to return, and deadlier than ever.
THE DRUMS OF WAR
The illegitimate state of Israel had invaded and occupied the Lebanon over a period of 25 years; humiliated and expunged by Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen on three separate occasions. Tel Aviv would never accept the existence, much less the political integration, of an armed, undefeated, pro-Palestinian resistance group. A fighting force specifically formed to repel their first invasion of the country in 1982.
Frustrated by their defeats in 1985 and 2000, Israel geared up for another crack at ‘The Party of God’ in the summer of 2006. And it was to be their most ferocious onslaught to date: Lebanon would be set on fire, blitzed and decimated beyond recognition; the intent was clear: Israel would bomb civilians in a bid to turn Lebanon against Hezb’Allah and Hamas.
The physical, material and psychological damage inflicted would compel people to consider the costs that come with supporting those who dare oppose the criminal state of Israel. In short, the war on Lebanon would be a massacre unlike any other witnessed in the 62 years of the Jewish occupation.
It was to be all these things and more; but what began with Israel bombing Beirut’s Rafeeq Harari international airport, ended with exasperated Israeli commanders barking orders at blinking radar screens; as wave upon wave of Katusha rockets battered fleeing Israeli invaders and Jewish squatters alike.
THE FIRST LEBANON WAR
6th June 1982 – 17th May 1983
In 1982, everything had worked in Israel’s favour; Lebanese Muslims and Christians were divided and at each other’s throats. Zionist Jews had secured the services of a minority of Phalangist Christian fanatics, arranged for direct U.S. military support and had even managed to rope in former colonial power France to back their assault.
At first, the Muslims suffered badly; Israeli invaders used goyim collaborators in the Maronite Christian community to commit heinous crimes on their behalf; the most gruesome of which was the siege and attack on Palestinian civilians in Sabra and Shatilla. Ariel Sharon oversaw the siege; as Israeli tanks surrounded the refugee camps to ensure no one could escape the massacre.
The full effect of the Moscow-New York-Tel Aviv Triangle (as described in Jack Bernstein’s ‘Life of An American Jew In Racist Marxist Israel’) began to take hold: Soviet supplied armour was, as intended by the Rothschild controlled Russians, ineffective against the Rothschild financed, U.S. produced Israeli war machine. Lebanese resistance was all but shattered by constant aerial bombardment and sorties. The Israelis consistently targeted civilians in a bid to weaken their resolve and demoralize the Mujahedeen. But instead of breaking their spirit, these attacks only served to intensify Lebanon’s will to resist.
As the war continued, and Israel reluctantly put boots on the ground; everything began to change: The newly created Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen, wisely distancing themselves from the sectarian policies of the Amal militia, went on the offensive with an impressive campaign of sustained guerrilla warfare; an operation later backed by an emotive and sober a call to arms:
February 16, 1985
“An open letter to all the oppressed in Lebanon and the world: The aims of Hezbollah are to drive the U.S., French and Israeli occupiers out of Lebanon, to defeat the collaborationist Phalange Maronite Christian group and to permit our people to choose in all the liberty the form of government they desire. And whilst Hezb’Allah calls upon you to pick the option of Islamic government, nevertheless we don’t want to impose Islam upon anybody. Christians should not be deceived and misled into believing that we anticipate vengeance against you. For those of you who are peaceful, continue to live in our midst without anybody even thinking to trouble you.”
Lebanese fighters managed to infiltrate and strike at the epicenter of the Israeli allied Franco-American force in 1983; detonating their barracks in a stunning pre-dawn raid which obliterated both the U.S. marines and French military contingent. This audacious operation prompted an immediate, full scale retreat of the U.S. and France, leaving the Israelis locked in with a resurgent Islamic resistance. Summary retaliation was the order of the day; as embattled Israeli invaders were picked off at will, roundly slaughtered and maimed at every turn: ‘IDF’ Merkava tanks, burnt and burning, littered the rocky Sheeba landscape as the Hezb’Allah vanguard declared Holy War; launching a series of furious assaults on Israeli troops. Palestinian partisans and allied paramilitaries also intensified their attacks on the occupation.
Hezb’Allah’s swift advance from Beirut to Sidon to Tyre, Naquora and beyond exerted a beneficial moral influence on the Mujahedeen and increased their means of victory whilst civilian casualties, though dispiriting and tragic, crystallized a regional resolve to punish the Israelis for their crimes. The success of these engagements, encouraged Lebanon to robustly reject the terms of the U.S. imposed May 17th Agreement and pursue Israeli troops all the way into a makeshift security zone. Routed and in disarray, the IDF were soon holed up in what would become the last vestige of their occupation in the south.
Israeli PM and former Stern gang terrorist Yitzhak Shamir a.k.a. Icchak Jeziernicky, eventually acknowledged that at least 657 IDF troops had been killed by the end of the conflict. Gemayel’s collaboration with Tel Aviv had become an anathema for any self respecting Arab Christian as over 2000 Jewish conscripts were airlifted to safety: Those still able to walk, hobbled back over the border; from one occupied country to another.
Some would claim that the fact that Israel inflicted more casualties in this war is indicative of their ability to dominate the region. In layman’s terms, this may seem like a reasonable argument. The reality, however, is that only an oppressor resigned to total defeat or unable to realize their military objectives, will target the most vulnerable sector of society (i.e. civilians) as Israel does on every occasion. Thus, in the most clinical and cold terms; the strategic deficit of 657 dead Israeli troops coupled with 2-3000 no longer fit for service, is far greater a blow to the morale and martial clarity of the invader, then the martyrdom of 17,825 Lebanese civilians is to the armed resistance. In fact, the losses as any military historian will tell you, are inversely proportional; one spurring on the defenders to vanquish their enemies, the other pulling the aggressor into a deadly quagmire of inchoate agendas and institutional collapse.
Victorious on June 10th, 1985; Hezb’Allah had terrorized the terrorists of Israel; harassed and beaten them into a full scale retreat; forcibly redirecting their MO into a mutually executable phase of low intensity skirmishes and black-ops. Israel’s casualties and absolute strategic failure in the 82’ war would mark the beginning of a long series of setbacks for the so-called ‘Jewish state’ in the Lebanon. For now, their parasitic ambitions to impose Eretz Israel (Greater Israel), lay in ruins.
LIBERATION AND INTERWAR BLACK-OPS
Conducting terror attacks from the relative safety of the ‘security zone’ Israel ventured close to Sidon and frequently targeted resistance and civilians alike.
Israeli forces went onto attack the town of Zrariyah, killing 40 Lebanese citizens in cold blood and wounding scores of others.
The Mujahedeen were quick to retaliate and the IDF was shocked into retreat as 15 Jewish conscripts were killed in quick succession. With over a hundred wounded in ferocious, muzzle-to-muzzle skirmishes and Hezb’Allah rocket attacks.
Marauding IDF terrorists conduct house-to-house attacks in the south, over 80 Lebanese people had been killed and 1,800 kidnapped before the advent of civilian resistance. A young Lebanese girl car-bombed an IDF convoy as Israeli troops fled under fire; one IDF conscript was killed by a landmine; probably triggering unexploded Israeli cluster munitions from the 82’ war. 18 IDF troops were killed in ensuing battles and an untold number were wounded as they fled the Bekka valley back into the ‘security zone’.
February 16th 1992: Hezb’Allah leader Abbas al-Musawi is martyred along with his family when Israeli helicopter gunships attack his motorcade.
Hezb’Allah retaliates by obliterating IDF armoured columns in Kafra and Yater.
February 4th 1997: Israeli troop transport helicopters carrying 73 IDF terrorists are blown out of the sky over She’ar Yashuv en route into Lebanon. Israel attempts to portray this as an accident, though many suspect it to be Hezb’Allah’s vengeance for Israel’s April 16th terrorist attack on Qana.
August 4th 1997: IDF kill five Hezb’Allah fighters in a battle near the ‘security zone’.
September 5th 1997: Elite Israeli Shayetet commandos attempt to invade South Lebanon: 12 Israeli terrorists are eliminated by Hezb’Allah resistance fighters with the remaining 4 taken prisoner. Hezb’Allah also takes heavy losses, with leader Syed Hassan Nasrallah’s son; Hadi Nasrallah, martyred in the battle.
January-December 1999: Israel focuses its attacks on Palestinian civilians and rarely ventures out of the ‘security zone’ into Lebanon. An attempted attack by Israel results in the death of 12 IDF conscripts. Hezb’Allah also captures an Israeli M113 armoured personnel carrier in the aftermath of the skirmish.
May 25th, 2000: Israel retreats from their South Lebanon ‘security zone’, though some troops continue to occupy the Shebaa Farms region.
Lebanon celebrates the withdrawal and eagerly awaits the restoration of her sovereignty.
The so-called Blue Line (a U.N. imposed line of control) is frequently violated by both sides: Mossad’s terrorist campaign of kidnapping, bombings and assassinations in Lebanon is often met with Hezb’Allah reprisals against IDF troops.
“If the invaders go from Shebaa, we won’t stop fighting them. Our goal is to liberate the 1948 borders of Palestine: The Jews who survive this war of liberation can go back to Germany or wherever they came from. However, that the Jews who lived in Palestine before 1948 will be allowed to live as a protected minority and they will be cared for by the Muslim majority”.
Hassan Ezzedin, Hezb’Allah spokesman
In 2004, Hezb’Allah exchange captured Mossad spy / international drug dealer Elhanan Tannenbaum and three dead Israeli troops for 429 Palestinian prisoners and the bodies of 59 Hezb’Allah martyrs.
The summer of 2005 saw an IDF cell located in Shebaa Farms kill three Lebanese civilians they falsely claimed were Hezb’Allah Special Forces. Months later, four actual Hezb’Allah members were killed by Israeli snipers. Unreliable Israeli sources claim the kills were made by a single crack shot called David Markovich. The sniper was consequently lauded and used in pro-conscription propaganda drives by the Knesset.
In retaliation for Israel’s terror attacks and abductions, Hezb’Allah launch ‘Operation Truthful Promise’: In June 2006, Hezb’Allah Special Forces assemble a five man assault team, go over the ‘border’, snatch a pair of IDF troops and bounce back into the Lebanon before Israel knew what had hit them. The resistance followed up with a coordinated missile strike which took out an IDF humvee; seven Israeli troops were also shot dead in the raid; four during the operation itself and three en route to Lebanon.
THREAT ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON
Israel’s projected victory in 2006 seemed certain on paper, for even the most optimistic of leaders couldn’t ignore or undermine the reality of the military threat posed by the Rothschild controlled ‘Jewish state’. An Israeli invasion would be easy, and though there was no civil war for cover this time, the dysfunctional Lebanese army, with a handful of honourable exceptions, were Israeli collaborators in all but name.
Lebanon’s odds for survival, much less victory, appeared bleak.
U.S. military aid to Israel: $.8.3 million every 24 hours.
International Ranking: World’s 4th largest military
Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Armed forces personnel: 172,000
Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Army personnel: 134,000
Israel Air Force (IAF) personnel: 32,000
Israel Naval Forces (INF) personnel: 9,000
Recruitment Method: Conscription.
F-15 C Eagle,
Israeli payloads and munitions:
Python short range air-to-air missiles,
Derby BVR air-to-air missiles,
Delilah stand-off strike missiles,
Have Lite air-to-surface stand-off missiles,
Spice stand-off guidance munitions,
AIM-120 AMRAAM weapons system,
Sidewinder air-to-air missiles,
AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile,
AGM-65 Maverick laser guided air-to-ground missile,
GBU-31 JDAM munitions,
Cruise missiles (nuclear warhead enabled),
RGM-84 Harpoon missiles,
Barak surface-to-air missiles,
WMD stockpile and nuclear weapons (undeclared)
Israeli Helicopter gun-ships:
S-70A / UH-60L
Bell 212 / UH-1N
* Information correct as of 2011, Nationmaster and ‘Military Equipment of Israel’ article.
U.S. military aid to Lebanon: $0
International Ranking: N/A (classified as a resistance group, paramilitary militia and political party).
Hezbollah personnel: 1,000 full time,
Hezbollah partisans and volunteers: 6,0000-10,000 (estimated)
Recruitment Method: Voluntary
Fighter Planes: None
Helicopter gun-ships: None
THE SECOND LEBANON WAR
12th July–14th August 2006
The carnage began in earnest: Israeli fighter jets cluster bombed Beirut’s Rafeeq Harari International Airport and effectively besieged the country with an air and naval blockade. The Beirut-Damascus highway was also pummelled by AGM-65 missiles and MK-82 bombs. In synch with the opening salvo over Damascus, IDF artillery units shelled residential areas from occupied Palestinian territory in Zaura.
‘Israeli PM’ Ehud Olmert boasted that this war would see “…the extermination of Hezb’Allah” as IAF helicopter gunships pounded Al-Manar TV in Beirut. Six journalists were wounded in the attack but the news station continued broadcasting.
Israeli Navy warship; the INS Hanit (‘Spear’) began shelling the south from its position in the Mediterranean; RGM-84 Harpoon missiles, Barak surface-to-air missiles, Phalanx CIWS and SVTTs bombarded the besieged towns and cities of Lebanon. Family homes were destroyed as entire districts were reduced to rubble, the government appeared powerless and mass panic ensued across the country.
Within the first few hours of combat, 36 Lebanese civilians had been martyred and one Lebanese soldier had also succumbed to his injuries.
The IAF bombed Hezb’Allah leader Sheik Syed Hassan Nasrallah’s Beirut offices in a failed assassination attempt.
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Hassan Nasrallah addressed the illegitimate state of Israel: “You wanted open war, now we will give you an open war”.
The Islamic Republics of Iran and Pakistan declare their support for the resistance, other nations around the world also stage protests against the war and show solidarity with Hezb’Allah Mujahadeen. Syria declares support for Hezb’Allah against “…barbaric Israeli aggression”.
Lebanon had taken civilian casualties early on, but still managed to muster an inspired response with Hezb’Allah’s limited arsenal put to stunningly effective use; as the INS Hanit (‘Spear’) warship was hit. Killing four Israeli personnel onboard and leaving in its wake a smouldering, sinking wreck; that was, mere moments ago, the pride of the Israeli navy. Resistance fighters also struck the IDF military base of Birant with a volley of Katusha rockets.
Shaken by the INS Hanit attack, Israeli fighter jets blitzed Haret Hreik in a psychotic rage; randomly bombing homes and razing Lebanon’s coastal infrastructure with continuous airstrikes and artillery shelling.
Fighter jets bombard Hezb’Allah’s party headquarters and the office of Hamas leader Mohammed Nazzal in another failed assassination attempt.
Israel killed 12 Lebanese children travelling by bus in South Lebanon; helicopter gunships continued to target civilians in lieu of their failure to quell the resistance.
The IAF bombed the Jiyeh power station for a second time; damaged tanks leak 30,000 tonnes of oil into the Mediterranean. Israel prevents the fire brigade from putting out the blaze.
IAF helicopter gunships bombed central Beirut with reckless abandon as the IDF deployed three Patriot missile batteries outside the occupied Palestinian city of Haifa.
Hezb’Allah manages to neutralize Israel’s missile batteries in Haifa; a sustained rocket barrage kills 8 Jewish squatters and wounds 20 others. A second round of rocket fire penetrates deep into Tiberius causing widespread panic among the Israelis.
Israel continues its aerial bombardment of civilians; 45 Lebanese citizens are massacred and over a 100 wounded in air strikes over Aitaroun: Hezb’Allah retaliates by striking Israeli squatter settlements in Nazareth and Afula.
Airstrikes take a heavy toll on the Lebanon; with no air force, the nation is virtually unprotected from the skies. The Israelis exploit this weakness with sadistic glee and devastative civilian areas. The Lebanese army is roundly condemned for its neutrality and reluctance to engage the invader.
Lebanese civilians of all faiths from across the political spectrum begin to rally around Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen. The Beirut Centre for Research and Information states that 87% of the Lebanese population support Hezb’Allah’s resistance against Israeli terrorism.
IDF troops briefly occupy a part of South Lebanon but are soon driven out by Hezbollah fighters. Israeli forces sporadically pound residential areas with artillery fire; their attacks are halted as Katusha rockets are aimed at the town of Atlit.
A quick volley of Hezb’Allah rockets hit their targets in Haifa, two Israeli squatters are wounded and a three-storey building is levelled in the attack.
Despite their back seat role in the conflict, the Lebanese army was not spared by Israeli invaders; IAF fighters bombed an army barracks in East Beirut, killing 17 Lebanese soldiers.
Hezb’Allah retaliate on the army’s behalf; wounding scores of Jewish squatters in a rocket attack deep into Haifa.
A brief lull in fighting as Lebanon prepares for another Israeli ground and air offensive: With survivors of the Israeli terror bombing heading north in a mass exodus, Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen mobilised across the country; assault battalions spearheaded the fight back as snipers, guerrillas, partisans and militia swept through the Cedar lands in silence.
Hezb’Allah mobile infantry shelled Israeli positions from the hilltops; IDF troops may’ve been able to catch a blurry glimpse of green headbands with white Arabic inscriptions exalting the valour of The Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) son-in-law Imam Ali (ra) as Katusha rockets and long-range missile launchers were readied in preparation for approaching IDF tanks.
In an expectedly depraved and cowardly assault, Israeli fighter jets cluster bomb civilian areas in Blida, killing one and wounding twelve, seven children are critically wounded in the Jewish terror attack.
Hezb’Allah eliminate four IDF terrorists and wound six others in a fire fight near South Lebanon.
Two IAF Apache helicopter gunships are downed over the Israeli occupied Palestinian town of Al-Khalisa (renamed ‘Kiryat Shmona’ by the occupation).
Hezb’Allah hasten the Israeli retreat from South Lebanon with sporadic mortar rounds.
“We didn’t know what hit us. In seconds we had two dead.”
Gad, IDF paratrooper, ‘Serayat Maglan’.
IDF chief-of-staff Dan Halutz, IDF Lieutenant General Udi Adam and Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz looked on dumbstruck, as Israel’s killer elite; Sereyat Maglan were brutalized and routed within hours: “What’s wrong with the Maglans?” yelled Halutz, “They are surrounded,” Udi replied, “I must send in more forces.”, he concluded with dread.
Israel began a psy-ops campaign dropping leaflets warning civilians that they would be bombed by the air force unless they fled their homes immediately.
Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz authorizes the call up of thousands more Zionist Jew conscripts to be dispatched into South Lebanon. Brigadier-General Alon Friedman prepares another ground invasion force to break the resistance defence line as the IAF continues to bombard civilian targets across the country.
Lebanon’s severe weakness in the air proves a major obstacle to the effective defence of her civilian population, 300 Lebanese civilians have been killed by air strikes.
Israel cites a decrease in Hezb’Allah rocket attacks as an indication that the resistance is waning.
The Rothschild controlled U.S. government delivers another massive weapons cache to Israel. War criminal and US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice urges Israel to continue its bombardment of Lebanon and describes the massacre as “…the birth pangs of a new Middle East”. Professor Norman Finklestein later described Secretary Rice’s remarks as the words of a “human freak”.
IDF troops invade Maroun al-Ras in south Lebanon.
Hezb’Allah Katusha rockets penetrate Haifa again and wound a number of Israeli squatters. A late barrage of rocket fire, in retaliation for an IAF air strike on a relay station, wounds up to 17 Israeli squatters in Haifa and Safad.
Hezb’Allah dig their heels in and continue to bleed the Israeli occupation; taking enemy kills and successfully targeting strikes on Carmel, Acre, Tiberius, and Haifa.
Unable to protect Jewish squatters from Hezb’Allah reprisals, Israeli forces intensified their random bombardment of Lebanon; using cluster bombs, missile barrages and white phosphorous shells to kill civilians. It was later acknowledged by an IDF MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) operative that “…What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs” .
It is estimated that the IDF used over 1,800 cluster bombs over Lebanon, some of which remain unexploded and left behind as a kind of landmine intend to kill and maim long after the war.
Quiet before the storm: Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen prepared to face a massive Israeli invasion force. Resistance fighters set up positions and kill zones along the ‘border’; like a hornet’s nest waiting to be kicked, the resistance patiently lay in wait for an ambush and the call to action.
THE BATTLE OF BINT JBEIL
Bint Jbeil has long been a heartland of the Mujahedeen, known in Lebanon as ‘The Capital of the Liberated South’, this town symbolises Lebanon’s illustrious history of struggle and perseverance.
Activating kill zones on the ‘border’, Hezb’Allah mobile infantry unleash a furious onslaught against the Israelis. Hezb’Allah confirm 9 enemy kills and 27 IDF wounded within the first few minutes of combat. Intense fire fights break out across the town, some of the fighting occurs at close range and even hand-to-hand on occasion.
Israeli Merkava tanks and APCs exploded onto the scene but were miraculously overcome by what was later believed to have been shoulder mounted RPG fire: Twisted Israeli armour sent thick plumes of jet black smoke into the clear blue sky over the deserted marketplace at Bint Jbeil, as stunned IDF conscripts scrambled for higher ground, looking around in a frenzied plea for the IAF.
Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen helped wounded or martyred comrades to entrenched positions in the mountain range, as inspirational Takbirs of “Allahu Akbar” echoed through the battlefield in synch with the firing of mortar rounds used to disperse the now hapless invaders.
An IDF Merkava tank is blown up by a landmine as another Merkava is obliterated along with all on board personnel by an anti-tank missile.
“When you see the Israelis, attack them.”
Hezb’Allah Mujahid explains the battle plan
Another eight Israeli troops were neutralized by Hezb’Allah, as Battalion 51 of the IDF Golany division, routed within a matter of hours, staggered uphill behind armour, leaving their dead and wounded behind in a blind panic.
“They shot at us from 180 degrees”, said one IDF conscript.
“The battle began at 3:30 A.M. Ten minutes after the first clash, we arrived to help. There was heavy fire from rocket launchers, missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and this went on for hours. Eventually, a missile hit the yard where I was standing. I was thrown back along with the wall which I was hiding behind. In my lifetime I never expected to see (Israeli) bodies and people with bullets in their chest.”
IDF Sergeant Tzachi Duda
IDF attacks a U.N. office; Israeli forces pounded the site for hours before claiming their first victims; four members of staff at the observation post were killed by exploding shells; decapitated and left to burn in the rubble, Israelis routinely fired on rescuers attempting to recover the bodies.
Hezb’Allah launches over a hundred rockets behind enemy lines: successfully targeting Haifa, Carmel, Qiryat Shemona and Nahariya.
Nine IDF terrorists are neutralized by Hezb’Allah fighters in Bint Jbeil; some of the dead were eliminated by snipers taking up positions in the abandoned prison complex at Khiam. The prison, once used as a notorious torture chamber by the Israelis and their SLA employees, had now become a useful fort for the resistance. In cells where demented Jewish extremists once used electric shocks and water boarding on their Lebanese hostages, were today being used as battle stations. Underground rooms were the disappeared once languished without hope, were now utilized by Mujahedeen taking the fight to Israel.
Hezb’Allah confounded their better-equipped enemy with an incredible and unorthodox combination of classic hit and run guerrilla tactics, ferocious face-to-face, close quarters combat and long range rocket attacks:
“We saw the IDF taking up posts here and here (pointing to the ranges which overlook the town from east and south)We knew they would eventually come down. We prepared an ambush near the jail behind the trees. We opened fire, we hit many of them and they began running like madmen, trying to drag their killed and wounded. We continued to shoot at them until they were gone.”
Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen on ‘The Battle of Bint Jabil’
In nearby Maroun al-Ras, five IDF troops and an Israeli officer were killed by fighters Hezb’Allah as scores of Lebanese civilians were injured when Israeli bombed a block of flats in Tyre.
“ I believe we will be able to put an end to this operation–a successful end”.
Israeli Maj. Gen. Udi Adam
Israeli frustration and despair takes on the form of random bombing raids targeting homes and infrastructure, continuous sorties bomb every square inch of Bint Jabil in a Herod-esque attempt to kill everyone still breathing. The district dubbed ‘The Capital of Freedom’ has been decimated to little more than a pile of rocks, and yet Israeli terrorists are still dying on the streets by Hezbollah bullets, IDF battalions look to the Lebanon’s unprotected skies for a moment’s reprieve; unable to fathom how they’d been cornered and treated with such utter contempt by the resistance.
Israel’s siege sought to turn Bint Jibel into Fallujah and Vukovar but what they got was Troy and Stalingrad.
“It was hell on earth”.
IDF Corporal Lior Sharabi
“We lived in one of the houses and about every hour or so we would wake up out of fear that someone had entered the house. Every once in a while, we would move from house to house.”
IDF Sergeant Ohed Shalom
The Israeli dogma of invasion, occupation and parasitic expansionism relies on a steady flow of naive or indoctrinated conscripts. Many of these Jews are swept up from impoverished ghettos in Eastern Europe or Russia; others drafted from heavily populated Jewish quarters in the United States, Britain and elsewhere. The illegitimate state of Israel extracts a heavy price from each Jew it houses on stolen Palestinian land, some of these conscripts and their families, initially taken in by slick propaganda campaigns, become dismayed and disillusioned by the reality of the dehumanizing mechanism at work in ‘Israel’.
“We came here immediately from Hadera. It’s very hard for me [to deal] with what is happening. I’m Dutch and I wasn’t educated on the army, and it’s very difficult for me to deal with.”
Heska Boneh, IDF conscript’s mother
Embattled Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz’s ever weakening grip on reality is evident in a speech where he triumphantly declares the end of Hezb’Allah and announces that Zionist Jews “…will not agree for Hezb’Allah flags to fly in our faces again on the northern border”.
Well, there were no Hezb’Allah flags flying over South Lebanon that evening, there were, however, a hundred Hezb’Allah rockets flying straight into Israeli occupied territory in Qiryat Shemona and elsewhere. Israel reluctantly discloses a 50 body count death toll and reports around 300 injured Israeli squatters.
In an ironic parallel to the Nakba-Catastrophe of 1948 (where Jewish invaders forced Palestinian Muslims & Christians from their homes at gunpoint) hundreds of Jewish squatters were now forced to abandon everything and put on an evacuation march from Haifa.
Hezb’Allah hastened the Israeli retreat with Katusha sorties over Safed, Karmiel, Maalot and Shlomi.
After the IDF’s obligatory nod to cowardice; a barrage of cluster-bombs and missiles rained down on Bint Jabil from helicopter gunships and fighter planes, the IDF return to go muzzle-to-muzzle with Hezb’Allah resistance fighters.
Twelve Mujahedeen are martyred in the aerial onslaught but manage to hold their ground, taking eighteen Israeli enemy kills and an unknown number of wounded (estimates put the figure at 35-40 incapacitated IDF terrorists).
Hezb’Allah fighters stand steadfast as Israeli conscripts beat a hasty retreat under the cover of darkness back towards the outskirts of South Lebanon.
The Battle of Bint Jabil was over.
And though most of the town itself had been wrecked, the remnants of bullet strewn IDF uniforms, abandoned weapons and helmets told their own story.
The first dawn after the battle: Wrapped around a steel column, a bright flag fluttered in a rare gust of Summer breeze; the flag’s Arabic inscription, emblazoned in green over yellow and quoting The Holy Qu’ran, Surat 5:56 Al-Mā’idah (The Table Spread) read: “And those who taketh Allah (swt) and His messenger and those who believe– indeed, the party of Allah (swt), they are the victorious.”
Israel fighter jets bombard a residential suburb in Qana, 65 civilians, 28 of whom were children, are killed in the Jewish terror attack. Many others are feared dead trapped beneath the rubble.
THE BATTLE OF AYTA ASH-SHAB
Intense, running gun battles between Hezb’Allah resistance fighters and IDF invaders erupt across the village.
Hezb’Allah manage to keep the enemy at bay, 3 Mujahids are martyred and 4 IDF invaders are taken out in a skirmish. 25-30 IDF and 10-15 Hezb’Allah sustain injuries in the fighting.
1 Hezb’Allah fighter in martyred as IDF paratroopers advance into the village. Sporadic gunfire echoes through the streets as neither invader nor defender makes any headway. 19 Hezb’Allah fighters are martyred defending the fort at Baalbek.
14 IDF invaders from the elite Shaldag Unit are wounded as Hezb’Allah hold the line in Ayta Ash-Shab. 4 Hezb’Allah soldiers are martyred in another day of intense fighting.
In retaliation for the bombing of Qana on 30th July, Hezb’Allah launch rocket sorties over Acre and Ma’alot-Tarshiha: 8 Israeli squatters are killed and 160, including IDF terrorists in the Sa’ar Kibbutz, are wounded.
As IDF casualties mount up, the fear and panic that Israel had sought to spread in Lebanon wafts over the Knesset:
“What are you (Olmet) doing in Lebanon, for G-d’s sake? Why did you go into Bint Jbeil?”
Former Israeli defence minister, General Shaul Mofaz
Israel’s ever-changing goals and objectives were changed once more, as the IDF was ordered to expand the offensive towards the Litani River.
After the airstrikes, IDF tanks rolled into the theatre of operations, Hezb’Allah consolidated their offensive capabilities and redesigned the front to adapt to this development.
Israeli Meerkava tank gunners, more accustomed to intimidating stone throwing Palestinian civilians and ISM peaceniks, were overwhelmed by a combination barrage of RPG-29 Vampire and HEAT missiles, used in sporadic bursts; Hezb’Allah AT- 14 anti-tank missiles punched a hole in the column and sent them packing early on.
Israel acknowledged 4 tank crew casualties in Rajamin and Tabieh. But has yet to confirm or deny CCTV reports that 150 Merkava tanks were destroyed by Hezb’Allah over the course of the war. (IRNG puts the figure at 170 whilst Stratfor states that 120 tanks were deactivated by the resistance).
The IAF bombed residential land in the Bekaa Valley: 33 Lebanese farmers were martyred in Al-Qaa.
In swift retaliation, Hezb’Allah launched Katushas into Hadera, killing three Israeli squatters. 4 Israeli invaders were killed by Hezbollah resistance fighters in the village of Markabeh.
IAF airstrikes bombed the offices of Hamas in Beirut; the IDF also conducted night-time terror attacks in which 4 Hezb’Allah members were wounded.
Hezb’Allah’s inspired use of anti-tank missiles; repelled the last of the AVs killing 1 IDF terrorist and wounding 90 other Israelis in Markabeh.
Fierce fighting in Tyre takes place under the cover of darkness: IDF invaders and Hezb’Allah resistance fighters exchange gunfire as Hezb’Allah mortar rounds rain down on Israeli armour in Nabi Al Awadi. Both sides claim unconfirmed kills.
The IAF kill 12 Lebanese civilians and a soldier.
2 IDF invaders killed in a Hezb’Allah rocket attack on Kfar Giladi. 3 Jewish squatters killed by shrapnel in a Hezb’Allah sortie over Haifa.
IDF invaders and Hezb’Allah resistance engage in house-to-house fighting in Ras Al-Bayida, four Israelis are wounded.
The IAF and IDF destroy a Hezb’Allah command centre, 30 resistance fighters are martyred in defence of the outpost.
5 IDF troops are wounded by a cadre of Hezb’Allah fighters in Mahbib.
3 IDF invaders are killed by Hezbollah in Mahbib, Hezbollah are said to have taken losses; with 16 fighters martyred in clashes.
The IAF indiscriminately bomb Shiyyah, a suburb of Beirut. 50 Lebanese civilians are martyred as the Israelis destroy an apartment building.
3 Israeli terrorists are eliminated by Hezbollah Mujahidin in Bint Jbeil.
Unable to break Hezb’Allah resistance, Israel attempts psy-ops by hacking the Al-Manor news channel: The IDF begin broadcasting graphic images of Lebanese martyrs as well as war footage of martyred Hezb’Allah fighters.
The Israelis used the frequency to claim that they had killed 15 Hezb’Allah fighters in South Lebanon with many others taken prisoner.
4 IDF terrorists were blown up and 8 were seriously injured whilst attempting to seize a Hezb’Allah ammunition depot.
Hezb’Allah Mujahidin and IDF invaders go muzzle-to-muzzle on the streets of Ayta ash-Shab.
Hezb’Allah gain the advantage and force a partial withdrawal of the Israeli forces.
In an ironic parallel to the Israeli attack on Shiyyah; the IDF are forced to take refuge in a bombed out apartment building: Hezb’Allah identify the targets and level the building; killing 9 Israelis and wounding 11 others.
An IDF tank crew (4 troops) are killed when their Merkava is ambushed by the Mujahedeen.
Friendly fire: 2 Palestinian Arabs living under Israeli occupation in ash-Shaghur are martyred by an off course Hezb’Allah rocket. Hezb’Allah extend their condolences to the victim’s families and chalk up their only major error in the conflict.
1 IDF conscript is killed and 10 others are wounded as the day’s fighting begins to wind down.
Hezb’Allah shoot down an Israeli CH-53 Yas’ur helicopter gunship killing five IAF crewmen onboard.
1 IDF invader is shot dead in Rashef.
Israeli terrorists abandon the offensive and retreat in order to return with a bigger force. They intend to move the campaign towards the Litanti River.
Hezb’Allah raise the Islamic standard to win the battle of Ayta Ash-Shab.
The Israelis triple their forces and began the advance:
4-8 Merkava tanks are destroyed by Hezb’Allah, who successfully coordinate their counterattack by launching 250 rockets into Israeli occupied territory in Palestine.
20 Israeli terrorists are neutralized by Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen.
The IDF’s Moti Kidor is ordered to send the 401 Armoured Brigade Merkava tanks into battle: A Merkava tank is hit by a shoulder mounted RPG trigging its HEAT round to set off a burst of automatic fire, wounding the Israelis onboard.
Mobile infantry and airstrikes enable IDF invaders to reach a mountainous gateway leading to the Litani River.
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria warns Israel that that Syria intends to liberate the Golan Heights.
Leaders of the Islamic Revolution in Iran state that Tel Aviv will be levelled if the U.S. intervenes on Israel’s behalf.
13th August: THE BATTLE OF WADI SALUKI
Israeli war criminal General Guy Zur sent the IDF Nahal brigade to begin the invasion. Protected by the landscape of their nation, Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen utilized Wadi Saluki’s mountainous terrain, forcing the Israelis to fight uphill towards Andouriya and Farun.
Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen knew that the narrow canyon pass was the only way the Israelis could reach the Litanti: The IDF were not only fighting Hezb’Allah, but found themselves fighting the motherland of Lebanon herself: 12 Israeli invaders were killed in the battle as the resistance battered their tank column with a quick succession of stinging hits.
Hezb’Allah had managed to stop the advance. Israeli invaders eventually managed to reach anti-tank positions, but without any infantry or air support; were literally stopped in their tracks.
Unwilling to move towards the Litanti, they waited for more IDF conscripts, air support or word from the U.N.
With its objectives unfulfilled, and rocket sorties firing freely into the illegitimate state of Israel; the Knesset and its Rothschild controlled employees at the White House were forced to sue for peace.
The U.N. began hammering out a new ceasefire proposal: Israel’s military objectives had failed, and its ceasefire terms relating to Hezb’Allah were refused point blank. Hezb’Allah would not disarm its forces on the Litani and demanded all Israeli invaders leave the Lebanon.
And so it was.
14th August: The ceasefire comes into effect.
Sporadic violence continued for two weeks after the ceasefire.
In yet another act of depraved cowardice, the Israelis took out their frustrations on Palestinian civilians in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Sidon, killing an UNRWA aid worker.
Hezb’Allah killed an unconfirmed number of IDF invaders with mortar rounds, as 6 Hezb’Allah fighters were martyred in armed clashes near the ‘border’.
Israeli chief-of-staff Dan Halutz sat in the air force bunker at Tel Aviv, eagerly awaiting the death toll of Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen and Lebanese civilians from an IAF airstrike.
He got the news, albeit not the news he wanted to hear: An Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter was blown out of the skies by Hezb’Allah rocket fire as another barrage of Katushas hit deep inside Israeli occupied territory. We do not know what was going through Dan Halutz’s mind but one can only imagine that the words of his colleague must have reverberated in his head like a freight train:
“What are you doing in Lebanon, for G-d’s sake?”
Israeli terrorists venture into the Bekaa Valley: 4 Hezb’Allah fighters are martyred in the ambush, Hezb’Allah Mujahedeen mange to kill two of the Israelis as they fled.
An IDF conscript is blown up in the Bekka Valley after stepping on an unexploded Israeli cluster bomb.
The war is over, for now.
Hezb’Allah stands victorious thanks to the divine intervention of Almighty Allah (swt) and their ability to harness this miracle and have the courage, resolve and defiance to attain a historic win against much larger, militarily superior enemy.
Lebanon, intentionally carved out by colonial powers to be an unproductive enclave riven by sectarian strife and religious turmoil, unites under the banner of those who did not surrender: The Mujahedeen who never compromised with falsehood, absolutely refused to bargain with invaders; Heroes of the Islamic world who revived the testaments of faith and became stronger for it.
16th July 2008: Hostages Released
Palestinian hero Samir Kuntar is freed after years of incarceration in an Israeli dungeon, along with four Hezb’Allah resistance fighters captured during the war, and the bodies of 200 Lebanese and Palestinian martyrs.
POST-WAR ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION
The illegitimate state of Israel’s catalogue of failures against Hamas and Hezb’Allah continues to frustrate its military top brass, as Jewish squatters fear for their future in light of an international Islamic awakening and a general, focused sense of anger from the anti-Rothschild majority across Western Europe.
That said, Islamic nations in the Arabian Peninsula and Global South shouldn’t be asking themselves: ‘What crime is the illegitimate state of Israel going to commit next? But rather: ‘How are we prepared to counter that next inevitable act of Israeli terrorism?’
As I mentioned earlier, Lebanon has no real air force to speak of, and the same goes for many Arab countries and allied nations across the board.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the only country so far to have defeated Israel in aerial combat and actively fought against extremist Jew machinations in the Global South. Following Pakistan’s divine victory in the 1965 war against the Rothschild controlled regime in India. The Pakistani Air Force was called upon by Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt who requested emergency support in the 1967 war: The so-called ‘Six Day War’ (i.e. ‘Al-Naksa’ or ‘The Setback’) was a pretty desperate situation for Pro-Palestinian resistance fighters; with the IAF’s devastating, Pearl Harbour like attack on Egypt during the Islamic festival of Eid, the Arabs could only hope to achieve one vital, short term objective: halt and discourage the IAF advance. PAF fighter pilots allied with the Iraqi, Egyptian and Jordanian air force rose to the challenge and chalked up some highly impressive enemy kills; destroying an Israeli Vatour Bomber, Super Mystere and Mirage IIIC, making it 10-0 to the PAF and effectively demoralizing the IAF to win a limited sphere of influence air war.
Six years later in October 1973: A squadron of Pakistani volunteers arrived in Syria to fight alongside the SAF and halt the Israeli advance over the Golan Heights. Pakistani fighter planes were soon targeted by hostiles whilst on a routine Combat Air Patrol over Egypt; where the PAF engaged and shot down an Israeli F-4 Phantom. Flying out from the Syrian airbase at Dumayr; Pakistani pilots trained their Syrian comrades and inaugurated the A-Flight 67 Squadron. Suddenly, news came in that the IAF had invaded Syrian airspace: Pakistani and Syrian fighter jets were scrambled to engage the Israelis head on. A dogfight between the PAF and IAF came to a memorable end with Pakistan obliterating the Israeli Mirage IICJ with air-to-air missiles, this was enough to convince other Israeli fighter planes to bug out and abort all further incursions into Syria.
With the aforementioned examples in mind, one can’t help but refer back to the massive, and quite unnecessary, loss of civilian life in both the Lebanon wars; The IRC reported that Israeli terror attacks in the first war (’82-‘85) had a 7:1 civilian to combatant ratio. These unacceptable statistics clearly point to an oversight on the part of the governments in power and can be directly attributed to the absence of any kind of combat ready air force in many Arab countries. This deficit has been a long standing issue and ought to be addressed as a matter of urgency by any honest administration: For though it’s a blessing to attain a victory through divine intervention and resolve on the ground, it doesn’t mean that those in power are not obliged to use all available means to protect their people from the threat of Israeli terrorism. Hezb’Allah and Hamas don’t yet have the mandate with which to put the aforementioned measures in place, and thus we witness scenes such as the mass exodus of civilians in the wake of an Israeli invasion or, worse still, completely unprotected skies that give free reign to the enemy to conduct terror bombing sorties on civilian areas at will.
The PAF, by the grace of Allah (swt), have demonstrated the importance of a well trained, consistently evolving air force in modern warfare. Again, one can only conclude that such vital reforms will come to fruition with the restoration of an Islamic union. Obviously, the prospect of such a union terrifies the Anglo-American-Israeli Crime gang, and they’re doing their utmost to prevent it.
Sectarian conflict is the only card the Anglo-American-Israeli crime gang’s got left and they’re playing it quite well; having effectively destabilized Syria, Jewish extremists are now planning another war against the people of Lebanon, but rightly fear a re-run of 2006. One of the reasons for extremist Jewry’s insistence on spreading sectarianism amongst Muslims, is Israel’s quiet, but troubled, acceptance of the fact that their Talmudist lies & screams of anti-Semitism are no longer enough to sustain an increasingly cannibalistic, restless settler state of colonial Jews and disillusioned ‘sabras’: The self-immolation of Israeli protestors, the mass-expulsion of black Africans, the open admission of racism, increasingly hostile vassal states abroad and the rise of powers that may dump the fractional reserve / end usury to end Rothschild dominance over the economy are all playing on Jewry’s mind. Another war may be a good way to distract Israelis from the stark reality of their parasitic, fragile and fraudulent enterprise, but for how long and how many are willing to be conscripted, collared & thrown into the fray yet again?
As for the Muslims; we must set aside all petty differences and sectarian squabbles in favour of a return to Rashidun policies and a move towards establishing an honest, unified bloc to liberate the region. Stand steadfast with our allies in the Global South and elsewhere whilst maintaining an impenetrable line of resistance and relentless, pro-active opposition to the Anglo-American-Israeli crime gang. We also need to need acknowledge that certain religious differences are unlikely to be resolved one way or another, so its better to focus on shared objectives, cultural similarities and work for regional prosperity and mutually beneficial outcomes. Muslims should also try to emulate the manner and style of our great heroes and founding fathers of the Caliphate; Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (ra), Uthman (ra), Ali (ra), Hassan (ra), Hussein (ra), Abu Bakr (ra) and the glorious legacy these magnificent leaders entrusted to the civilized world. For only then, can we create conditions conducive to the restoration of a system, which, in my view, harmonized humanity with this world and the hereafter. Truth and momentum is on the side of the righteous, all we have to do now is galvanise these forces with integrity, courage and resolve: I believe we can and we shall. Insha’Allah.