If we wanted to raise our spirits or just feed the media for the response to martyrdom of Ali Kamil Hassan, we would have done on the first day. I tell you now how… Resistance forces could simply choose a military base and fire some rockets toward it and release footages of the attack in the media and chanting Allaho Akbar! to answer martyrdom of our brother.
But naturally no soldier would get injured or die. It was possible that even Israeli help with the scene and make some soldiers look injured similar to the story of Avivim base.
But our goal was different. Our goal is not just a feed for the media or something to raise the spirits, not at all. We want to prove a point, an equation: When you kill one of our warriors, we kill one of your soldiers, the end! This is the equation. It can’t be that you kill one of us and we just destroy a hill, a base or some metallic equipment! You have the resources of the whole world, you replace it. They can’t deter Israel.
This is the first time I am talking so obviously. They know by watching us that we don’t want to target a military vehicle or equipment. The military vehicles were within our reach and we knew they are controlled remotely so we didn’t target them. They know that we are not looking to make footages out of it, we are waiting for a soldier to kill. That’s why they hid all of their soldiers. Like rats. The story of the last few weeks is a strong point of the resistance movement. It’s not a failure. The resistance is not looking to empty its anger. The resistance is looking to fulfill the mission. They wish that something happens and the situation goes back to normal in north of occupied Palestine.
We are determined in this case. It only depends on the field situation and the right time. In fact we are not in a hurry. We are not under pressure of time. And we don’t think that delay is a sign of weakness. Since no proper target has been spotted yet. Until when you want to hide in your rat holes? One week? Two weeks? One month? Two months? Three months? We are not under time pressure and no one can pressure us. Finally you’ll come out, then we will meet.
Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah speech on Ashura day, 30 August 2020.