Jun 11, 2021 12:34 UTC
  • Hezbollah deputy head: Operation al-Quds Sword unified Palestinian resistance

The deputy secretary general of Hezbollah says Operation al-Quds Sword unified Palestinian resistance groups during the 11-day military confrontation with the illegal Zionist entity.

“We saw some of the results of the resistance in the battle of the al-Quds Sword, which took place in Palestine,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said, referring to the Israeli war against Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip that took place last month.

Qassem said the Palestinian people saw how their Lebanese brothers defeated the Israeli enemy with limited resources, and were prompted to rise against the occupying regime, Lebanon's al-Manar reported.

“The once weak Lebanon has become powerful today,” he said. “All this was thanks to the resistance.”

He further stressed that the 11-day confrontation led to the unity of Palestinian resistance across occupied Palestine, adding that the resistance reinforced their deterrence power against the enemy.

During the conflict, Israeli airstrikes martyred over 260 Palestinians, including 66 children, and wounded nearly 2,000 others, with more than 72,000 Palestinians displaced after the Israeli onslaught.