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Radical Extremists Hezbollah Fires Rockets At Israel

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Just this Wednesday, Israel was on the receiving end once again of a rocket assault, this time from neighboring Lebanon. The Israelis did not waste time and retaliated immediately .

“In response, [Israeli] artillery forces attacked Lebanese territory,” the military stated. 

Even though no one owned up to the attacks at first, pro-Iran extremist group Hezbollah later on stated that they fired the rockets after Israel conducted some airstrikes.

“The Islamic Resistance was and will always be most keen about the safety of its people and avoiding any harm to them through its acts of resistance,” the Hezbollah said in an official statement.

However, villagers in the area belonging to the Druze sect, were enraged by the act and blamed Hezbollah for provoking Israel in this conflict.

“Hezbollah is firing rockets from between homes so that Israel hits us back,” some of the villagers were heard saying in a video footage.

Hezbollah is a Shia Islamist political party and militant group currently led by Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah. A vast majority of countries recognize Hezbollah and their military wing as a terrorist organization due to their penchant for violent tactics such as plane hi-jacking and suicide bombings.

The organization was established by clerics in 1982 and has been receiving funds, weapons and training from the Iranian government. Adhering to the teachings of Iranian revolutionary cult leader Ayatollah Khomeini, it’s primary role was to harass Israel, which back then was advancing into their territory.

Last Thursday, Israel accused Iran of attacking a tanker off the coast of Oman. The Iranian government denies taking part in the incident which killed a British and a Romanian crew member. 

“We do not wish to escalate to a full war, yet of course we are very prepared for that,” said Lt. Col. Amnon Shefler, Israel Defense Forces spokesperson.

A year ago, Lebanon was already on its knees for its economic struggles that was burdened further by the COVID-19 pandemic, when a massive port explosion in Beirut left more than 200 dead, more than 6,500 injured and about 300,000 homes devastated. The port was said to be under the control of Hezbollah, whose political wing holds a significant number of seats in Lebanon’s parliament. 

The only thing left to do for the Lebanese government is to stand down and quit coddling the extremists in their midst. They cannot afford to face the wrath of a more equipped nation backed by the U.S. and anything that resembles warfare could pulverize their ailing country further.

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