Sayyed Nasrallah: No More "Rules of Engagement" in Conflict with Israel

Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced Friday that
after the Quneitra operation Hezbollah was no
longer concerned with the so-called "rules of
engagement" with the Israeli enemy in any coming
battle or assault, and clarified that the resistance
will be responding to any violation in the time and
place that it chose.
Hezbollah Secretary General put new rules for the
confrontation with the Zionist enemy in a statement
he delivered during a ceremony in honor of the
brave martyrs who were killed in Quneitra Sunday,
after he reassured that "the resistance in Lebanon
is in its full preparation and readiness".
His eminence addressed the families of the martyrs,
offering them his condolences and congratulating
them for this high rank that their beloved ones had
reached. He further thanked all those who stood in
solidarity with Hezbollah and offered their
condolences especially in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, and
Jordan, and all around the Arab and Islamic world.
Remembering the Quneitra martyrs, Sayyed
Nasrallah expressed his compassion and sincere
love for them, stating: "We congratulate and envy
you and pray for God that He gives us this honor
someday... You have left behind this world and its
concerns and moved to the world of true
"This group of martyrs is consisted of three
generations, and with the martyrdom of General
Dadi and Abu Issa, We can see that the leaders are
always present with the soldiers, and this is the
secret of the resistance. This group of martyrs
which consists of sons and relatives of martyrs tell
the enemy when it threatens them: Do you threaten
me with death? well, death for us is a norm and
Allah honors us with martyrdom."
"These families carry this ideology and the mixture
of this Lebanese blood with the Iranian blood on the
Syrian territories symbolizes the common cause,
destiny, and battle which brings us victory..."
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed, pointing out that
"Quneitra martyrs prove to the world that the
mujahedeen of Hezbollah, unlike what some
satellites try to say, are still on the borders and will
stay on the front lines because nothing in this world
can stand between them and what they love."
His eminence indicated that "our region has been
suffering at least since 1948 from a cancer called
"Israel", a cancerous cell, a terrorist state, and a
corruption germ... It has always been like that, but
in the past couple of years it returned to its old
method and added to its corruption and arrogance...
as it still threatens, occupies, destroys, and
assassinates... Israel today thinks it can do all that
without anyone stopping it," and denounced the
absence of the so-called "Arab League" considering
that it had not played any useful role ever.
Explaining the Quneitra operation, Sayyed Nasrallah
stated that "on Sunday, Israeli aircrafts targeted
two vehicles carrying seven brothers and killed
them all while they were in an inspection tour in
Quneitra. The decision was taken between the
Israeli PM's special staff, and the opposition leader
was informed about it, so there was an Israeli
decision to target this group, and the operation was
very much similar to the one in which former
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Abbas Al-
Moussawi and his wife and son were
"Israel did not claim responsibility for Sunday's
attack immediately as it might have thought that
Hezbollah would keep silent, and will not announce
about it or accuse the Israeli thinking that we are
now in a weak state among our supporters.
However, the first surprise for the Israeli was that
Hezbollah instantly announced about the operation
and stated the names of the martyrs only a couple
of hours after..."
Falsifying all the Israeli claims that this group was
present in Quneitra to wage an attack on Israel or to
prepare for an attack, Sayyed Nasrallah asked:
"Thousands of "Nusra Front" fighters are present
with their weapons in Golan. What is Nusra Front? It
is the Syrian version of Al-Qaeda, the organization
labeled as terrorist by the entire world... and it has
a wide military presence in the Golan. How come
Netanyahu is not worried about that? How come
Yaalon is not worried about that, and is instead
protecting them, opening hospitals for them, and
paying them visits? Well, Israel which was not
worried about the presence of all those on its
borders, took a dangerous decision because it was
worried from the presence of two cars carrying
seven men that only have their personal weapons."
From this point, his eminence stressed that
Hezbollah will not forget about Israel as many want
it to, and it will never forget about the Palestinian
people, neither will its children and its grandchildren
forget about them.
His eminence emphasized the painful aspect in the
loss of these martyrs. However, he assured that we
only regard that as a "divine blessing, and this is
what the Israeli must understand, and just like
Sayyeda Zeinab said when asked what she thought
about the martyrdom of her brother: I haven't seen
but beauty!"
As for some analyses that thought that Iran or Syria
would try to prevent Hezbollah from responding to
the attack due to their international interests,
Sayyed Nasrallah assured that "none of our friends
accept that we get humiliated or get killed and just
sit and watch... and Israel must know that it cannot
kill people and go to sleep peacefully as if what it
killed were just bugs!"
Hezbollah secretary general reassured that since
the first moment after the operation, the resistance
was studying the revenge, and it did not hesitate for
a second because "Israel had to be punished and
this was worth sacrificing".
"The first achievement of these martyrs was that
Israel since Sunday until Wednesday stayed tense
and alert as it awaited the response of Hezbollah,"
his eminence said, adding that "on Wednesday, was
the divine blessing, and the operation took place
during the peak of the Israeli readiness and
mobilization , yet Israel did not have a clue about
what was happening, even after it was over, and
this is a message for the friends before the
"In conclusion, they killed us in the middle of the
day (11:30 am), in return, we killed them in the
middle of the day (11:25 am), two vehicles and
some extras, in return for two vehicles, deaths and
injuries in return for martyrs, missiles in return for
missiles, there is only one difference between the
Israeli and us, the first is that they are cowards and
half men because they only fight from behind
shields and attack from the back, while the men of
the resistance fight face to face. Moreover, the
Israeli did not dare to claim responsibility for his
operation, while the resistance immediately claimed
responsibility after its operation."
Sayyed Nasrallah expressed gratitude for the
resistance fighters and leadership, specifically
those who carried out the Shebaa operation, and
assured that the Israeli had only achieved failure
and regret until now, while the resistance achieved
victory, seeing that the Israeli enemy is incapable of
confronting the resistance on ground.
Finally, his eminence reassured that the armed
Takfiri groups, specifically those in Golan, are allies
to Israel and they are similar to Lahad Army that
was in south Lebanon.
He added that the resistance did not want war,
however, it did not fear it, and imposed a new
equation in the conflict against the Zionist enemy:
"After Quneitra operation, the resistance is no
longer concerned with the so-called "rules of
engagement" or with confronting aggression and
assassination, it no longer recognizes
disassociating fields, and it is our legitimate and
legal right to confront any violation at any time and
any place and in any way."
As for Israel's decision to avoid any war, "we are
aware that the Israeli is trying to escape a military
confrontation and will head to look for the men who
humiliated him on Wednesday to assassinate them.
Based on that, I say that in the past we used to
differentiate in our response on an assassination or
a military act, but today if any resistance member
is killed, we will consider it our right to respond in
the appropriate time and place," Sayyed Nasrallah