Despite the tempest of loss, smiling Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad stood firmly, as he received the body of his son, who was martyred in an Israeli strike on south Lebanon late Wednesday.
Abbas, also known with his nom de guerre, “Siraj”, was martyred along with four other Hezbollah fighters in an Israeli strike on the southern town of Beit Yahoun.
“He pursued a path and arrived. My only issue with him is that he preceded me. He surpassed me. May Allah accept him and brighten his face,” MP Raad said about his son, Abbas, who walked the path of honor and freedom.
“We are firm on this path. We congratulate our martyr ‘Siraj’ on this elevation,” said the Hezbollah MP who emerged as a pillar of strength in face of the grief.
“We extend our congratulations to Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah who taught us how to be patient, steadfast, strong, and keen to pursue the path of freedom,” MP Raad told Al-Manar before dawn on Thursday.
Earlier on Wednesday, Hezbollah’s Islamic Resistance mourned “with full pride and honor the loss of five of its dedicated mujahideen All the Way to Al-Quds,” a statement by the party’s Military Media Center read.
Among the martyrs were Abbas Mohammad Raad “Siraj” from Jbaa, Khalil Jawad Shahimi “Siraj” from Markaba, Ahmed Hassan Mustafa “Malak Houla” from Houla, Mohammad Hassan Ahmad Sherri “Karbala” from Khirbet Salam, and Bassam Ali Kanjo “Abu Hussein Thaer” from Shaqra.
The five martyrs were laid to rest in their hometowns on Thursday.
Source: Al-Manar English Website