Leader tells freed Lebanese POWs: Oppressive powers feel weak

TEHRAN, Jan. 1 (MNA) – A number of former Lebanese prisoners of war who were freed from Israeli prisons over the past few years met with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday.

“With your patience and resistance in prison, you promoted the great international movement of Islamic vigilance,” Ayatollah Khamenei told the visiting Lebanese resistance fighters.

 

“Those oppressive powers which saw themselves at the peak of power, now feel weak… The continuation of resistance will reveal the signs of victory and power of God more than ever,” he stated.

 

Just like the Lebanese and Palestinian fighters that were victorious in wars in southern Lebanon and Gaza, God willing, other warriors will also achieve victory, the Supreme Leader noted.

 

Samir Quntar, Sheikh Abdul Karim Obeid and Mustafa Dirani were among the Lebanese fighters who met with the Supreme Leader.

 

Samir Al-Quntar is a Lebanese Druze resistance fighter and a former member of the Palestine Liberation Front who was captured by Israeli forces in 1979 when he was just 16. He spent nearly three decades in prison before being released on July 16, 2008 as part of an Israel-Hezbollah prisoner swap.

 

Obeid and Dirani are also senior Hezbollah members who were held by Israel for 15 years.

 

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