Nasrallah: Resistance’s rockets compelled Israel to accept truce

Hezbollah says the Palestinian resistance’s successful defensive operations during Israel’s recent offensive against the Gaza Strip left Tel Aviv with no other choice than to accept truce.

The remarks by the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, came on Sunday after Palestine’s Islamic Jihad agreed to a truce with Israel following three days of strikes on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli forces.

On Friday, the regime carried out a massacre against the Gaza City, killing dozens of people, including Taysir al-Jabari, a senior commander of the Palestinian resistance movement of the Islamic Jihad, and six children.

The offensive prompted the al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, to respond by firing hundreds of rockets towards the occupied territories, forcing Tel Aviv to seek out ceasefire in order to stop the resistance’s rocket barrages.

“I lay emphasis [here] on the bravery that characterized Palestine’s retaliation,” Nasrallah stated. “If martyr Jabari’s assassination had been left unanswered, the Zionist regime would have kept up its aggression.”

It is clear that it is the Israeli regime that is seeking out a truce today because it cannot take any more rockets from the resistance, the Hezbollah chief stated. It was the resistance’s rockets that compelled the Zionist regime to accept truce, he added.

“One should praise the resistance and perseverance of the people of Gaza,” Nasrallah said.

“As in Lebanon, the resistance in Palestine managed to defend its own people and impose its own conditions on the Zionist enemy,” he stated. Hezbollah fought off two wars imposed on Lebanon by the Israeli regime in the 2000s, forcing Tel Aviv into beating a humiliating retreat on both occasions.

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that the Israeli enemy was very clear on Sunday that it wanted to reach a ceasefire because it could not take any more missiles from Gaza.

Addressing Hezbollah’s central Ashura ceremony in Beirut’s Dahiyeh, Sayyed Nasrallah greeted the courageous Palestinian response to the Israeli crime of assassinating Islamic Jihad senior military commander Tayseer Jabari.

Sayyed Nasrallah also hailed the brave mujahidin who confronted the Israeli aggression on Gaza, underling the steadfastness of the Palestinian civilians in the blockaded Strip.

Sayyed nAsrallah considered that this battle confirms again that the Resistance movements in Palestine, Lebanon, or any other country can confront the Israeli military power and maintain the balance of deterrence in face of the enemy.

“If you advance in the battle against this monstrous enemy, it backs off; however, if you retreat, it attacks you.”

Finally, Sayyed Nasrallah greeted the souls of Gaza martyrs, asking Holy God to grant the injured a speedy recovery.

Palestine’s Islamic Jihad Movement issued late Sunday a statement to welcome the Egyptian mediation aimed at reaching a ceasefire in Gaza.

On Friday, August 5, the Zionist enemy assassinated the Islamic Jihad senior military commander, Tayseer Jabari, and a number of his brethren in Gaza. The Israeli warplanes also started raiding the residential areas in the blockaded Strip, claiming around 43 martyrs and 311 injuries.

In response, the Islamic Jihad Resistance Movements in cooperation with other resistance factions, fired around 1000 missiles at the occupied territories in Gaza vicinity as well as the central cities, including Al-Quds and Tel Aviv.

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