Two more Hezbollah fighters were killed in in Syria while defending the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad , according to local media reports.
The victims were identified as :
1- Kamal Abduallah Khashab who was buried in the town of Shour in the Tyre district
2-Ali Mohammad Ezzeddine who was buried in the town of Bareesh in the Tyre district
Hezbollah and the Syrian army have been fighting Nusra Front and ISIS militants in Syria’s Qalamoun mountain range near Lebanon’s eastern border town of Arsal for several weeks. Dozens of young Hezbollah members have reportedly been killed
Shiites criticize Hezbollah
Last Wednesday a group of Shiite clerics , activists and intellectuals publicly rejected Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s politics, saying their loyalties lie with Lebanon and the Lebanese Army.
One of the key speakers at the rally Sheikh Abbas al-Jawhari rejected the notion that any Lebanese parties should fight in Syria.
“If the purpose is to defend Lebanon, then we stand in one line at the border, behind the authority that derives its legitimacy from the Constitution: the Lebanese Army,” he said.
Jawhari described the war in Syria as a revolution that extremists had “strangled and distorted.”
He condemned Hezbollah for failing to make the distinction between rebels who demand rightful change and Islamist militants.
Jawhari labeled the Syrian regime as “criminal,” and said the revolution was against “the despotism that governs the Arab lands, that is the enemy of people, of minds and of progress.” However, he did not advocate lending the revolutionaries support.
Evoking the names of acclaimed Shiite Lebanese leaders Imam Musa Sadr, founder of the Amal Movement; Imam Mohammad Mehdi Shamseddine, the late vice president of the Higher Shiite Council; and scholar Sheikh Hani Fahs, the speakers denounced sectarianism and affirmed their loyalty to Lebanon.
“Shiite thought has never varied on this matter, and it is the opinion of its historical leaders: Lebanon is a nation for all its sons,” journalist Ali al-Amin, the editor-in-chief of the Janoubiah website and one of the key speakers at the rally said.
“Our most noble and greatest task is to protect Lebanon and its people from chaos,” Amin added. “And the only way is as a nation, whose citizens live among each other as equals and not as sectarian subjects.”
Amin said Lebanon’s internal confrontations against ISIS must not tear the country apart. “We cannot retaliate against the takfiris by appropriating the border, nor by annulling Lebanese citizenship,” he said, referring to Hezbollah’s fighting in Arsal and the Qalamoun mountains.
The anti-Hezbollah protest is a new development in Lebanon and coincides with a report from Egypt that predicts the imminent fall of the Assad regime .
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