In a statement on Monday, on the occasion of liberation of southern Lebanon from Zionist occupation, Hazem Qassem congratulated Lebanon on the 20th anniversary of the event.
He said the Zionist regime’s withdrawal from south of Lebanon came as a result of the sacrifices made by the Lebanese people and resistance forces.
Qassem went on to say that the Zionist regime’s retreat from Lebanon and the Gaza Strip is clear evidence that liberation of occupied lands is only possible through resistance.
Every year in May, Lebanon commemorates the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from its southern territories, known as Resistance and Liberation Day.
The Hezbollah resistance movement’s forces pushed Israeli troops out of the southern parts of Lebanon on May 25, 2000, after more than two decades of occupation.
The national holiday in Lebanon is seen as a turning point that changed the regional equations and debunked the myth of Israel’s invincibility.