Hezbollah hails 'heroic' al-Quds operations, says it shows rejection of Israeli occupation
Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement has hailed the two operations in the Israeli-occupied city of al-Quds, which killed at least one Israeli and left 12 others injured, saying it reflects Palestinians’ rejection of the regime’s occupation of Palestine.
In a statement on Wednesday, Hezbollah lauded “the two heroic operations carried out by Palestinian resistance fighters against Israeli occupation forces in al-Quds,” and congratulated Palestinians on the rise in the number of retaliatory attacks.
“These courageous operations are a true embodiment of the Palestinian nation’s rejection of the continued Israeli occupation, and attest to their strong determination to confront the enemy’s arrogance and respond to its crimes and acts of terror,” the statement read.
“The operations confirm the resistance front’s ability to penetrate into the rigorous security apparatus of the enemy, and deal painful blows to Zionists in the proper place and at the right time.”
The statement added that the race among young Palestinians to contribute to the struggle against Israeli occupation proves their determination to liberate their lands, and sends a message to desperate Israeli occupiers that there is no safe place for them on Palestinian soil.
The first explosion took place at about 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) on Wednesday near an Israeli bus station along a highway on the western entrance into al-Quds that is usually packed with commuters.
Seven people were injured in the first explosion, according to medics, with at least two in serious condition.
The second explosion, which officials described as “controlled,” took place less than half an hour later at the Ramot junction, in northern Jerusalem. Officials said five people were lightly injured from shrapnel.
The explosions came hours after 16-year-old Palestinian teenager, Ahmad Amjad Shehadeh, was martyred by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
He was shot with a bullet in the heart during a raid by Israeli military forces in Nablus.