Hezbollah Secretary - General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the recent Israeli strikes against Syria were meant to force the country to abandon resistance against Israel.
Speaking in a televised speech in Beirut on Thursday, Nasrallah said the attacks were part of an Israeli ongoing campaign to prevent the resistance from becoming stronger.
“With regards to the Israeli strikes on Syria, the Israeli enemy is seeking to achieve its aims, one of which is to exclude and eliminate it as a factor within the ongoing resistance against Israel, ” he stated.
“Israel knows that the source of strength of the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine is Syria. That is why it wants to remove it from the resistance front,” Nasrallah pointed out. On May 5, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups inflicted by the Syrian army. According to Syrian media reports, Israeli rockets struck the Jamraya Research Center. It was the second time that Israeli rockets hit the Jamraya Research Center. The facility was first hit in an Israeli airstrike in January. The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement also said that the Syrian leadership has strong nerves, and has foiled Israel’s plots through a wise, logical, and strategic approach. “Syria has a wise leadership that oversees the battle with the Israelis through a strategic mind,” he noted. Nasrallah also said Hezbollah has been enjoying a strong support from Syria, like that of no other Arab country. He went on to say that the Lebanese movement will stand by the Syrian resistance against Israel, specifically in its struggle to free the Golan Heights, referring to the part of the Syrian territory, which is under Israeli occupation. Nasrallah said Hezbollah has the capability to obtain what he described as unique weapons that could be used to defend Lebanon against the enemies. The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence. The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.