Iraqi Shiite Militia Commander Qais Al-Khazali Enters Lebanon, Visits Israeli Border
Qais Al-Khazali, the leader of the Iraqi Shi'ite militia Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq, entered Lebanon and went on a tour of the Israeli-Lebanese border. In a video aired by the Iraqi Al-Ahd TV on December 8, Al-Khazali is seen listening to an explanation about the Israeli settlements across the border.
Guide: "There you can see Qiryat Shemona. That is a village called Kfar Gil'adi. There, next to the water reservoirs. The guys shot Grad rockets and killed 12 Israelis over there. That’s the Golan. From the settlement of Dan and so on, you go straight up to the Golan. This road puts us within a distance of approximately 10 km [from Israel]."
Qais Al-Khazali: "We are now at the Fatima Gate, in the town of Kafr Kila, on the border between southern Lebanon and occupied Palestine. Along with our brothers in Hizbullah, the Islamic Resistance, we declare our full readiness to stand alongside the Lebanese people, and the Palestinian cause against the oppressive Israeli occupation."