TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hailed Lebanon as the front-runner of the anti-Israeli resistance movement across the region, saying the Lebanese provided inspiration for the other Muslim nations after a heroic resistance to the Tel Aviv regime’s military offensives.
Praising Lebanon for its resistance in the Israeli 33-day war in summer 2006, Larijani said the Islamic countries had been reeling from a “sense of frustration” for years when the Lebanese nation awakened them.
“This is a great glory for the people of that country,” the speaker said of Lebanon’s battle against the Israeli regime.
The 33-Day War, also called the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War, was a military conflict in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights.
It started in July 2006, and continued until a UN-brokered ceasefire went into effect in August 2006, though it formally ended on 8 September 2006 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.
The Tel Aviv regime launched two wars on Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, were killed in the 33-Day War of 2006.
On both occasions, however, Hezbollah fighters defeated the Israeli forces and Tel Aviv was forced to retreat without achieving any of its objectives.
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