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Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID

Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID
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Nour Rida

Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID

Wednesday, the 12th of July 2006, a date the Lebanese will never forget...It is that Wednesday on which a new day had come to Lebanon and the entire region. It was the day when the assault against Lebanon was launched after long days of preparation in "Israeli" back rooms, which was doomed to failure.

On July 12 2006, the Islamic Resistance carried out a bold quality ambush operation at the Lebanese-Palestinian border in Khallat Wardah area near Ayta Al Shaab town. Of the Zionist soldiers targeted in the ambush, three were killed, while the resistance was able to capture two for potential exchange.It was Operation Truthful Pledge that was carried out, a pledge to return the Lebanese and Arab captives remaining in the prisons of the Zionist entity.
Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID
When a Merkava tank attempted an incursion into the Lebanese territory to chase the Mujahedeen (resistance fighters), the Islamic Resistance Mujahedeen destroyed the tank with a massive explosion, killing and wounding its crew.
The Mujahedeen then confronted another advance attempt, destroying another Merkava tank and a surveillance-vehicle, near the occupation settlements of Zarit and Shtula; these clashes resulted in eight enemy soldiers killed.

The resistance fighters were ready to deal with any possible "Israeli" response.
On the same day, Hizbullah released a statement saying "Implementing our promise to free Arab prisoners in "Israeli" jails, our Mujahideen have captured two "Israeli" soldiers in southern Lebanon."
Later on, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah held a press conference, in which he declared that "No military operation will return the captured soldiers... the prisoners will not be returned except through one way: indirect negotiations and a trade of prisoners."
Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID
With the morning of July 12 2006 heating up, the confrontation widened, and the "Israeli" army extended its aggressive operations, desperately hoping to retrieve the two "Israeli" captured soldiers.

The Zionist military launched air, naval, and ground attacks at targets across Lebanon, along with a naval blockade against the country, followed by a ground invasion. Hizbullah responded by launching hundreds of rockets into northern occupied territories, many reaching as far as south the port city of Haifa.
On the Lebanese arena, the resistance fighters were well prepared and trained to defend their land and fight back. They even surprised the "Israelis" and the world on the level of technological development, with their missiles raining over the "Israeli" settlements and hitting the depth of the Occupied Palestine.
For the first time since the 1967 war, the world witnessed a first-time scene: the "Israeli" population center and inner front under attack.

As for the Dahieh, the Beirut Southern Suburb, right before the bombardment began, it rumbled with fireworks as the people celebrated another victory against the "IsraelOperation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID i" enemy.The Resistance leader had promised that no captives were to remain in "Israeli" prisons, and now his promise was to come true. The Dahieh people as well as the Lebanese elsewhere felt proud, just as proud as they were at the time the last Zionist soldier closed the Fatima gate after the "Israeli" enemy fled Lebanon on 25 May 2000.

The full scene again on that day: The Lebanese celebrating moments of pride, the resistance fighters, God's Lion Hearts ready to take action at the frontlines with the Occupied Palestine, and "Israel" on alert, an alert it had not witnessed before. This time "Israel" was perplexed.

The "Israeli" war on Lebanon began, and the Islamic Resistance surprises began alongside. Most outstanding of these surprises were on July 14 2006. Witnessed by millions of viewers and only a few days after the beginning of the Zionist aggression on Lebanon, Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah surprised everyone, friend and foe alike, when he announced that the surprises he had promised are about to start now, stating "Now at sea, the "Israeli" battleship that attacked our infrastructure and people's homes and civilians, watch it burn and sink, to drown, with it dozens of Zionist soldiers. This is only the beginning and we will meet at the end (of this battle) to talk at length."
Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID On July 16 2006, Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, made his second address to the nation through al-Manar television, in which he hailed the resistance fighters engaged in heroic clashes in the southern villages, and the victories they achieved by toppling the "Invincible army myth." He, once again, assured that the captives would be set free and would return.
Exactly two years after that very declaration of Sayyed Nasrallah, on July 16 2008, al-Redwan Operation came to light. The "Israeli" entity and Hizbullah ended an indirect negotiation, whereby Hizbullah turned over the bodies of the two captured "Israeli" soldiers in exchange for Dean of Lebanese prisoners Samir Kuntar, four Hizbullah fighters captured during the war, and the bodies of approximately 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters held by "Israel".

And so were the 33 Days of Steadfastness and Resistance, all the way to consecutive days and years of victory.

Operation Truthful Pledge: They Shall Return…Indeed They DID