Nasrallah declares unprecedented 'victory'
Hizbullah's leader declared Monday that his fighters had achieved a "strategic and historic victory" over Israel and that it was "wrong timing and immoral" to publicly discuss disarming the group. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah'sremarks came in a speech televised about 12 hours after heavy fighting in South Lebanon stopped abruptly under a UN-brokered cease-fire, sending tens of thousands of displaced Lebanese back toward their homes.
"We are before a strategic and historic victory, without any exaggeration, for all of Lebanon, the resistance and the whole of the Arab nation," Nasrallah said. "We came out victorious in a war in which big Arab armies were defeated [before]."
Addressing the 1 million Lebanese displaced by the war, Nasrallah vowed to immediately begin paying money to thousands of families whose homes were completely destroyed in Israel's campaign. Read more