From AFP :
BEIRUT – Hezbollah boasted on Monday it had scored a ‘divine victory’ in its conflict with Israel while the Jewish state claimed the upper hand saying the militant group now cannot ‘do what it likes in Lebanon.’
Hours after both sides ended hostilities in a UN-brokered ceasefire agreement that took effect at 0500 GMT, Hezbollah activists handed out posters claiming victory in the Shiite militant group’s fight against Israel.
And as displaced Lebanese began to return to their shattered neighborhoods, one of the two elected Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon’s government championed his movement’s success.
‘They will return home, their heads high, in dignity, after the resistance achieved a great victory for them,’ Hassan Fadlallah told reporters.
He was surrounded by militants, standing in front of the rubble of flattened buildings and raising yellow Hezbollah flags bearing a Kalashnikov rifle and proclaiming: ‘Hezbollah will be the victor.’
A smiling picture of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, whose name means ‘Victory of God,’ graced posters distributed in Beirut’s Shiite stronghold southern suburbs, captioned: ‘The divine victory.’
Posters showing pictures of Hezbollah fighters operating a rocket-launcher were also handed out to displaced who were returning after fleeing southern areas that were heavily bombarded area during the Israeli attacks.