Speaking to al-Noor Radio on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of liberation of southern Lebanon from Zionist occupation, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah added that Israel acknowledges that the power of the resistance front has multiplied.
There is significant trust in the resistance despite all attempts to demoralize resistance fighters, he stated.
He stressed that the spirit of the resistance fighters that led to the victories such as forcing Zionist occupiers out of Lebanon is still as strong and perseverant as before.
The resistance is developing on the military and armory levels but the essential tool in victory is the faithful, strong, authentic spirit of the resistance fighters and their families, despite all attempts to disfigure its identity, Nasrallah said.
He further said that the Israelis still remember the quote “weaker than the spider web” not because of the significance of its words but because of the significance of the timing and location it was stated in, which was the field of Bint Jbeil, adding that “in the July war they tried to reach this spot to make a speech and say that Israel is stronger than steel, but they failed”.
He said the strength point of Lebanon is the power of deterrence it had attained, and this is a strength because Lebanon was never the attacker, it was always being attacked.
When asked about the resistance’s vision for Israel in 2035, Nasrallah said Israel will not last as it is a strange body that does not resemble this region, and remembered a quote by Imam Mussa Sadr in which he said that Israel was not a Jewish or a religious state but an apartheid state that sees itself superior on everyone as its people are the sons of Israel and that it was established on terror and murder.
Every year in May, Lebanon commemorates the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from its southern territories, known as Resistance and Liberation Day.
Hezbollah forces pushed the Israeli troops out of the southern parts of Lebanon on May 25, 2000, after more than two decades of occupation.
The national holiday in Lebanon is seen as a turning point that changed the regional equations and debunked the myth of Israel’s invincibility.