Sheikh Ali Yasin, the head of the Council of Scholars of Tyre in Lebanon. (ABNA24)

Sheikh Ali Yasin, the head of the Council of Scholars of Tyre in Lebanon. (ABNA)

August 1, 2016

Sheikh Ali Yasin, the head of the Council of Scholars of Tyre in Lebanon, discussed the dimensions of the 2006 33-Day War which Israel fought against Hezbollah in order to destroy the military power of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance group, Hezbollah.

The Lebanese Shi’a scholar said that the media war against Hezbollah was formed a long time ago but in recent months, it has been intensified due to Hezbollah’s presence in Syria and Iraq.

He explained that the adventures of the imperialistic countries in the region began with the project designed by Henry Kissinger, the United States’ Secretary of State during the administrations of presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, to split and divide the countries of the Middle East and the establishment of new region focused on Israel and added that the kidnapping of Imam Musa al-Sadr and support of the Shah in Iran was with the same intention but the Iranian Islamic Revolution led by the late Imam Khomeini defeated Kissinger’s project.

Sheikh Yasin said that when the imperialist governments realized their inability to combat the Islamic Republic of Iran, they sought revenge against Iran by attacking Lebanon to compensate for the failure of their project to divide the region.

He said that the West’s first defeat occurred in 2000 with the liberation of southern Lebanon by Hezbollah. In order to compensate for their defeat, the imperialist powers once against planned to establish a “new Middle East” in 2006 and with this goal in mind, they invaded southern Lebanon and thus began the 33-Day War, but due to the resistance of the youth of the Islamic Resistance, the army of the Zionist regime was again defeated and in fact, this war shattered the West’s dreams to achieve its goals in the Middle East.

Sheikh Yasin said that the current events in Syria and Iraq are the same revenge plan against the Resistance Front and added that Hezbollah is also the peak of the opposition to the foreigners’ plots. Arab organizations also have played a supportive and executive role in the Zionist’s plots against Hezbollah in an intense media war.

“Now, Iran and Hezbollah are on the forefront of the struggle with Israel and the representatives of pure Muhammadan Islam. This has also led to their attempts to destroy of the image of Hezbollah and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Western and Arab media,” he said.


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