Hassan Nasrallah urged Israeli Arabs to leave the port city of Haifa on Wednesday, so Hezbollah could step up attacks without fear of shedding the blood of fellow Muslims.
At the same time the Hezbollah leader said he supported a Lebanese government plan to deploy 15,000 soldiers in south Lebanon once a cease-fire is reached and Israeli forces withdraw.
“In the past we used to oppose or not agree on deployment of the army at the borders,” the Hezbollah leader said. Now, he said, “we agree on deployment of the army.”
Meanwhile unconfirmed reports were recieved that another 15 Israeli soldiers were killed on Wednesday, the most in any one day in the current conflict.
Israel’s security cabinet also agreed to expand the offensive in southern Lebanon in an attempt to finish Hezbollah once and for all. Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai told public radio that the offensive in southern Lebanon could last another 30 days.
He added, however: “I fear that it could last much longer.”
Thursday morning Israeli forces were reported to have seized the southern Lebanese town of Marjayoun, 5.5 miles inside Lebanon, a day after the cabinet decided to expand ground operations.
Israeli forces are also reported to have advanced on the southern town of Khiam, in a move to quell Hezbollah rocket fire there.
Despite its military superiority, Israel’s US-backed armed forces are finding it much harder than expected to uproot Hezbollah. Should Israel continue with the expanded offensive further casualties can be expected. Particularly as Hezbollah is not yet thought to have committed its full-time troops to the struggle but relied largely on its ‘part-time’ fighters.
The Palestinian camp of Ain el-Hilweh in south Lebanon, which houses 50,000 refugees was also attacked by Israeli forces on Wednesday. Two Palestinians were reported killed in the attack.
Meanwhile as the Israeli offensive continues, anti-Zionist Jews across the planet joined protests against Israel’s actions.
From Toronto and Washington to Boston, New York, London and Jerusalem, anti-Zionist orthodox Jews gathered together with pro-Palestinian and Lebanese demonstrators to voice their rejection of Israel’s aggression.
The Zionist controlled mainstream media has largely ignored this show of solidarity between Muslims, orthodox Jews and Palestinians. Just as they have all but ignored the existence of the anti-Zionist Jewish organisations listed below. But in a virtually unprecedented show of unity, orthodox Jews, Muslims, Palestinians and Lebanese have joined ranks in protest against the Zionist state’s aggression.
For further perspective on how anti-Zionists Jews have come out in solidarity with Muslims, Lebanese and Palestinians see the links listed below: