Hezbollah holds on Saturday a mass ceremony on the anniversary of the martyred Islamic Resistance leaders at Sayyed Shohada’a compound in Beirut’s southern suburb.
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is delivering a speech tackling recent developments in Lebanon and the region, as well as the struggle with the Israeli enemy.
This year’s slogan of the ceremony is “On the Road to Palestine”, to pledge loyalty to the path of the martyr leaders - Sayyed Abbas Al-Mousawi, Sheikh Ragheb Harb, and Hajj Imad Moghniyeh who worked for the cause of Palestine as part of the liberation from oppression.
Hezbollah announced February, 16 to be the date of commemoration for the martyred leaders as their martyrdom fell in different years but in the same week. Sheikh Ragheb Harb was assassinated by an Israeli agent on February 16, 1984. While late Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Abbas al-Mousawi was attending his commemoration anniversary on February 16, 1992, an Israeli helicopter strike attacked his convoy killing him along with his wife and son. On February 12, 2008, Hezbollah’s top military commander Hajj Imad Moghniyeh was martyred also by the Israeli occupation in Damascus by a car bomb.