Syria will broadcast a taped confession of a Syrian officer it says aided Israel
in assassinating top Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in 2008, Damascus’s
official SANA news agency said Thursday.
Mughniyeh was killed in 2008 in
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SANA is promoting the broadcast as “confessions of an Israeli
spy,” whom authorities said was discovered in neighboring Turkey. The agency
said he would “reveal some of the details of the conspiracy against Syria, how
he facilitated the assassination of Mughniyeh, and how spies are working under
the cover of darkness to sow sedition, assassinate resistance figures and plunge
the country into anarchy.”
Meanwhile, in Beirut, Hezbollah slammed Druse
leader Walid Jumblatt for implying that claims to the tiny Shaba Farms (Mount
Dov) border area are an insufficient pretext for the radical group to maintain
arms and lead Lebanon into wars, the Daily Star newspaper
Jumblatt recently said he rejected “linking the fate of Lebanon
to the liberation of the Shaba Farms and linking its future to all the region’s
conflicts.” Israel maintains the area is part of the Golan Heights, while Syria
has been ambiguous about its own claims there.
outright such statements, based on the party’s ideology toward the conflict with
Israel,” Hezbollah MP Hussein Musawi said in remarks published Thursday in the
Kuwaiti daily Al- Anbaa.
“As long as Israel continues to occupy not only
territory in Lebanon but also Arab territory as well as Muslim and Christian
territory in Palestine, the party is ideologically committed not to trust
usurpers and occupiers and considers their presence an attack on both Islamic
and Arab nations,” he said.
Earlier this week, MP Muhammad Raad of
Hezbollah’s Loyalty to the Resistance bloc said Lebanon’s March 14 alliance is
carrying out “the goals of the US-Israeli project” in the region.
who are [working against] the resistance are merely fulfilling the goals of the
imperialist project that benefits the US-Israeli plan in the region,” he said,
according the website Now Lebanon.
Raad urged Lebanese to be “permanently
aware and ready to confront this project, or else the future of our country will
be in danger.”