The Israeli military leader and politician Moshe Dayan once boasted that the musical band in the Israeli army can invade and occupy Lebanon. Had Dayan, who died in 1981, witnessed the power of Hezbollah Resistance, he would not have made this remark which ironically turned to be a reason for mocking the enemy’s military.
Hezbollah, who has been mistakenly viewed by the Israeli enemy and the West as a mere armed group, is an Islamic Jihadi party that refers to Islam teachings and values in devising its strategies and plans.
Sacrificing one’s soul for the sake of God, nation and oppressed people is praised in Islam as martyrdom. Hezbollah sacrificed 1281 martyrs in its fight to liberate the Lebanese South and Western Bekaa from the Israeli occupation.
The military confrontation with the Zionist enemy imposed on Hezbollah Resistance certain military strategies that prevent the Israelis from frustrating them. In this context, Hezbollah carried out 12 martyrdom bombing operations against the Israeli occupation posts, inflicting game-changing losses upon.
On October 11, 1982, the martyr Ahmad Kassir carried out the first martyrdom bombing operation, detonated his explosives-rigged car at the headquarters of the Israeli military command in Tyre, southern Lebanon, killing 76 soldiers as well as officers and injuring 118 of others.
The Zionist enemy described it as a major blow, announcing public mourning.
On April 14, 1984, Martyr Ali Safieddine detonated his car rigged with 150 kilograms of TNT explosives when an Israeli military convoy crossed Deir Qanoun Al-Nahr village, killing 12 soldiers and injuring 14 others.
The Israeli military correspondent Alon Ben David said at that time that the enemy’s army will leave Lebanon shortly after in conditions that differ from those which characterized its troops upon the invasion. “It’s the army of disgrace.”
On March 10, 1985, Martyr Amer Kalakesh drove his pick-up vehicle rigged with 900 kilograms of explosives near Mutela settlement and detonated it when a Zionist military convoy crossed, turning it into debris and leaving 12 soldiers dead and 14 others injured (based on the enemy’s toll).
On August 19, 1988, Martyr Haitham Dbouk stormed an Israeli military convoy on Tal Al-Nhas highway in Marjayoun, hitting 30 of the occupation soldiers.
Zionist PM Isaac Rabin then said that the enemy was encountering a hard situation in face of Hezbollah “terrorists” who were employing their bodies as IEDs.
On October 19, 1988, Martyr Abdullah Atwi rammed his booby-trapped car into two Zionist military convoys, turning both of them into carnage and fire.
The Israeli chief of staff Dan Shomron described the operation as the mightiest blow the occupation forces had been dealt in southern Lebanon.
On August 29, 1989, Martyr Asaad Berro rammed his booby-trapped car into a Zionist military convoy in Al-Qulaya village, killing or injuring 25 Zionist soldiers.
On August 20, 1992, Martyr Ibrahim Daher blew himself up when a group of 22 Israeli soldiers approached him after he pretended to be killed when his munitions ran out during an exchange of fire in Al-Jormok area, killing or injuring most of them.
On August 18, 1994, Martyr Abbas Al-Wezwaz carried out a martyrdom attack on the Israeli occupation forces in Naqoura town, inflicting heavy material and psychological losses. The attack came after the Islamic Resistance fighters had ambushed the Zionist occupation forces in the area.
On April 25, 1995, the martyr Salah Ghandour rammed his booby-trapped car in a Zionist military convoy near the occupation’s post in Bint Jbeil town, inflicting heavy human and material losses upon it. The explosion also hit another convoy while exiting the Israeli post.
On March 20, 1996, Martyr Ali Ashmar surpassed all the Israeli security measures and fortifications and reached Odeisseh village where he blew himself up upon approaching a Zionist command convoy, inflicting heavy losses upon it.
On June 10, 1996, Martyr Bilal Al-Akhras carried out a martyrdom attack on the Israeli occupation forces in Dabsheh-Khardale area, inflicting heavy material losses. The attack came after the Islamic Resistance fighters had ambushed the Zionist occupation forces in the same position area, killing or injuring a number of the enemy’s soldiers.
Zionist PM Isaac Shamir commented on the operation by saying that he did not imagine that he would witness the day on which ‘Israel’ and its army escape from an Arab party.
On December 30, 1999, Martyr Ammar Hammoud rammed his booby-trapped car into a Zionist military convoy in Al-Qulaya, Marjayoun, killing or injuring 25 Israeli soldiers, including a senior officer. It is worth noting that the operation contributed to speeding up the Israeli withdrawal which came around six months after.
The above-detailed martyrdom bombing operations, which reflect the sublime values of sacrifice and altruism, have dug deeply in the Israeli collective unconsciousness, changing all the Zionist false claims of possessing an invincible military power.
Hezbollah resorted to this option in order to deal painful blows to the Israeli occupation, which has proved that it responds to only the rhetoric of power. Those operations had forced the Zionists to pay unbearable prices, and imposed on the Zionist command to take the decision of withdrawal which was achieved completely on May 25, 2000.
Source: Al-Manar English Website and Moqawama.org