“Hezbollah’s greatest achievement since its establishment was the withdrawal of the Israeli army from Lebanon in 2000,” former Israeli Northern Command Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen.

Asher Ben Lulu was quoted by Israeli media as saying in early May 24 years have passed on the liberation of south Lebanon and the Zionist entity is still recalling its humiliating defeat on May 25, 2000.

Al-Manar looks back into that triumphant days, once called by some Lebanese people as God’s days, when the Lebanese resistance heroically forced the occupation forces out of south Lebanon.

The video below, prepared by Areej Fatima Husseini gives a glance on the occasion and shows the unforgettable moments when jubilant Lebanese citizens, who endured years of Israeli oppression, celebrated the historic victory.

The anniversary of south Lebanon liberation comes this year as the region witnesses high tensions due to the brutal Israeli war on Gaza, now in its eighth month, and has killed nearly 36,000 people and injured more than 80,000 others.

The war has prompted resistance groups across the region to move in support of the besieged territory, with Hezbollah opening up the south Lebanon front, Yemen’s Ansarullah attacking Israel-bound ships in the Red Sea and beyond and the Islamic Resistance in Iraq staging strikes against Israeli and US targets in the occupied territories.

Returning back to the Israeli commander, Ben Lulu considered that evacuation of Israeli settlers in the Zionist entity’s north is the second important achievement secured by Hezbollah.

Asher Ben Lulu

Asher Ben Lulu during an interview with Israeli media (photo from archive). “The second most important achievement secured by Hezbollah is the evacuations in the northern front,” due to strikes staged by the Lebanese group, Israeli media quoted the Zionist commander as saying.

Celebrations Cancelled May 25 celebrations were called off in Lebanon this year over martyrdom of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian and other Iranian officials in a tragic helicopter crash last week, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced on Friday during a ceremony honoring the Iranian leaders.

“Liberation of south Lebanon in May 25, 2000 was a great victory to the Resistance and historic defeat to the Zionist entity.

Unfortunately, this year’s celebrations on Resistance and Liberation Day are cancelled after martyrdom of President Raisi and companions,” Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the ceremony in Beirut’s southern suburb (Dahiyeh) on Friday.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Saturday, 25 May 2024 12:52 (about 20 days ago)