AL-ASSAD PLEDGES FURTHER SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN CAUSE, RESISTANCE


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad emphasized that his country’s position has been consistent since the emergence of the Palestinian cause in 1948, stressing that it has not wavered for a moment despite the circumstances that Syria has gone through, stressing that it will provide everything within its capabilities to the Palestinians or any resistance against “Israel” without any hesitation.

Damascus’ position on resistance, “as a concept or in practice, will not change, but rather become more firmly entrenched,” noting that “events have proven that those who do not make their own decision have no hope for the future. Those who do not possess power have no value in this world; those who do not resist in defense of the homeland do not deserve a homeland in the first place,” the Syrian President stressed.

In a speech during an expanded meeting of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Baath Party that was held Monday at the Conference Palace in Damascus, al-Assad emphasized that Syria “will not compromise
today because the essence of the issue has not changed, and the enemy itself has not changed.”

The only change that has taken place is the physical form of the events and Israeli brutality, he said, stressing that massacreswere not new for the Israeli occupation whether they have increased or decreased in frequency.

“Western countries blindly siding with Zionism is a tale as old as time,” al-Assad said. Nothing will change Damascus’ position or budge by an inch “as long as the situation does not change and the rights of the Palestinian and Syrian people are not restored.”

He also emphasized that submission gives a false sense of security, perhaps power, and sometimes allows for the extension of the existence of certain parties, explaining that this would remain the case until the party is no longer useful, “after which people, states, and homelands are dispensed with.”

“When homelands are dispensed with, it means their destruction and demise,” he added.

WESTERN LEADERS CANNOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

In an in
terview with Russian broadcaster Channel One in late April, al-Assad said that the West no longer has statesmen worthy of dialogue, and that the current leaders in charge are running governments in the likes of running businesses.

“Modern politicians do not think strategically. They solve problems in front of them and they no longer keep their word. Any agreement can be broken the next day … I can say that there is not a single politician in the West whom I would want to talk to,” Al-Assad said.

Since the times of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher or US President Ronald Reagan, the West has not produced a single “statesman” worthy of consideration, he said.

Due to the influence of capitalism, “countries have turned into corporations and leaders into corporate managers,” President Al-Assad added.

Assad leveled accusations specifically at the United States, that it profits from other countries and transforms every conflict into a “dangerous chronic disease.”

“America makes money off any conflict and then
steps aside and watches the chaos unfold and waits to deal the final blow,” he mentioned

Since 2011, Syria has been ravaged by a global war of attrition which was spearheaded by Western countries, including the US. The country is currently divided between pro-government and anti-government factions.

The US currently has troops stationed in the anti-government-controlled parts of Syria, which are also rich in oil resources. According to UN figures, more than half of the country grapples with food insecurity, while millions continue to be displaced due to the ongoing turmoil.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

ENEMY RAIDS TARGET AITAROUN AL-SHAAB & JABAL BLAT


National News Agency correspondent in Nabatieh reported that the Israeli warplanes carried out a series of raids at approximately 7:30 pm today, targeting the town of Aita al-Shaab and Jabal Blat.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

“ISLAMIC RESISTANCE” DIRECTLY TARGETS A BUILDING IN THE ENEMY’S SHTOLA SETTLEMENT IN RESPONSE TO MAYS AL-JABAL CRIME


The Islamic Resistance issued a communique this evening, indicating that in support of our steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in response to the horrific crime committed by the Israeli enemy in the town of Mays al-Jabal and the fall of martyrs and wounded civilians, the Resistance fighters targeted today a building in the enemy’s Shtola settlement with appropriate weapons, directly hitting it.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

CIVIL DEFENSE GENERAL DIRECTORATE WARNS AGAINST HEADING TO THE BEACH DUE TO HIGH WAVES


In an issued statement on Sunday, the General Directorate of Civil Defense warned citizens, residents and tourists against swimming in areas of sea currents, which may expose them to the risk of drowning, in view of the high waves that the Lebanese coast is witnessing today and the risks associated with the movement of strong sea currents that are affected by the movement of tides resulting from the speed of the wind.

It also called on fishermen, tourist boat owners, and everyone who practices jet skis to assume highest levels of caution when going to the beach and to avoid any activity in this extremely dangerous climate.

It also reminded citizens and residents of the need to adhere to the public safety guidelines issued by the General Directorate of Civil Defense and to call 125 to request assistance when necessary.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

ENEMY RAIDS OVER TAL NAHAS, TALLET AL-UZZIYA & MARKABA


National News Agency correspondent reported that the Israeli warplanes launched two air raids this evening: the first on Tal Nahas and the second on Tallet Al-Uzziya, outside Deirmames.

The enemy warplanes also raided the town of Markaba, near the agricultural cooperative.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

SOLDIERS & VEHICLES IN AL-ZAOURA IN RESPONSE TO MAYS AL-JABAL’S CRIME


The Islamic Resistance issued a communique this evening, indicating that in support of the steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in response to the horrific crime committed by the Israeli enemy in the town of Mays al-Jabal that led to fallen martyrs and wounded civilians, the Islamic Resistance fighters bombed today the enemy’s artillery and the deployment of its soldiers and vehicles in al-Za’oura with dozens of Katyusha rockets, directly hitting them and causing fire to break out.”

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

GALANT THREATENS AN IMMINENT ATTACK ON RAFAH, HAMAS ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS TARGETED AN ENEMY ARMY BASE AT THE KEREM SHALOM CROSSING


Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said today that the ground attack on Rafah will take place ‘as soon as possible,’ following a Hamas attack that injured 10 people.

Galant said while inspecting Israeli forces in the Netzarim axis, which divides the Gaza Strip into two halves: ‘It appears that the Hamas movement does not intend to reach an agreement with Israel, and accordingly, a military operation in Rafah and in the entire Strip will take place as soon as possible.’

Ten people were injured as 10 to 30 missiles were fired at the Kerem Shalom crossing area.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted an Israeli army base.

The Israeli army said that shells were fired from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip towards the crossing, which it announced was now closed to aid trucks heading to the Strip, according to “Sky News Arabia”.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon