Yesterday, a representative of the Lebanese resistance-militia Hezbollah released a statement in response to Syrian rebel groups and several western media outlets which have accused Hezbollah of blocking goods from reaching 40.000 civilians inside Madaya. Madaya is a rebel-held town which is geographically situated near the Lebanese border and just 3 kilometers from Zabadani; however, the Syrian Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have enforced a blockade on Madaya until local rebels give up their weapons and sue for amnesty.

Eight significant Hezbollah points were made to adress the issue:

1. Tens of trucks carrying food and medical supplies were delivered to Madaya and Serghaya on the 18th of October. More will be brought in the week to come.

2. Madaya has been held hostage for months by 600 militants - these rebels are made up roughly by 60 % Ahrar al-Sham, 30 % Jabhat al-Nusra and 10 % the Free Syrian Army.

3. Armed groups in Madaya control food supplies within the town and sell to whoever can afford it; thus, starvation is widespread among poor civilians.

4. Madaya was not under siege until militants began to use it as a base from which they launched shells and attacks towards Hezbollah and the SAA inside the town of Zabadani.

5. Militants use inhabitants of Madaya as human shields and as a political card to further their propaganda campagain.

6. There have been many attempts by inhabitants of Madaya to leave the town but the militants block any such efforts.

7. There are negotiations for 300 militants to hand themselves in to authorities but the remaining militants have refused to allow such a deal.

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8. Finally, the goals of those behind the Madaya smear campaign are obviously to tarnish the image of the Lebanese resistance and Syrian government.

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Martin Baillie
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Martin Baillie

Aren’t the innocents simply being denied to leave Madaya by the ones fighting against the SAA.

Syrian Republic
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Syrian Republic

Yes

Iason Argo
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#Hezbollah should not even respond to such nonsense. #Syria #Madaya more on.

Zakarya Elmakhour
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Zakarya Elmakhour

Fuck your self Hamdija Hamdo Cerimovic

Mohsin Hassan
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Mohsin Hassan

one after the other excuse…this Zionist, Saudi US bunch of lies…after all these servants of Satan are watching Besieged Gaza but not offering even a lip service

Amir
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1. I retweeted t story without thinking of political motivation of Al-jazeera or others, because starvation is widespread.

Sierra
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#US really doesn’t know who to accuse! Jumping from #Assad to Hezbollah to who’s next?!! DESPERATELY ACCUSE ACCUSE ACCUSE

Santiago Jose Katzenstein
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Santiago Jose Katzenstein

They will come up with any excuse to de-legitimize the government, and clearly this is the most outlandish one. On the other side are shamelessly silent about the siege laid over Yemen, wich is suffering from the saudi terror in a far more grievious way. But the saudi are “righteous criminals” under the view of the u.s and britain that, by the way, are the main suppliers of weapons of that barbaric regime…

Lukas Sambido Becker
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Lukas Sambido Becker

Does anyone know the number of terrorists that hold Madaya?

Atalia Roma
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Atalia Roma

He said in article nearly 600 made up of jabhat at nusra, ahrar el sham and free syrian army

Lukas Sambido Becker
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Lukas Sambido Becker

Thank You Atalia.

Marie
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It’s an obvious lie as the kind of starvation they’re showing doesn’t appear in only 4 months.there’s a lie in this narrative

Afterpappie
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@TheDaneChris Well, they never lie and we all see the msm lies also in this matter !#Hezbollaneverlies

Hocine Hassaine
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Hocine Hassaine

c est la propagande .

Antuan Gawro
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barrel bombs are starving those people

Tiemen Vermote
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Tiemen Vermote

Frederik van Eecke

Parkhanita Urmi
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Parkhanita Urmi

If they are the sympathizers of any terrorist and agree and watch beheading and bring so called pop corn !then let it be!

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Hamdija Hamdo Cerimovic
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Hamdija Hamdo Cerimovic

Shame on you all fucken idiot.

Naseem Ahmad
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@Aliprism Hezbollah will deny that won’t they !Hezbollah are part of Iranian backed invading armies-go home SYRIA suffering.

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