State of war. “Hezbollah: Rockets fired into Israel directed by Iran: Militia deputy chief says ‘all policies and activities’ coordinated with Tehran,” by Aaron Klein in WorldNetDaily.com (thanks to the American Israeli Patriot):
JERUSALEM — All of Hezbollah’s policies and activities are coordinated with the leadership of Iran, including the firing of rockets into Israeli population centers for which direct Iranian approval is required, said a senior Hezbollah official in a rare admission.
“Even when it comes to firing rockets on Israeli civilians, when they [Israel] bombed the civilians on our side, even that decision requires an in-principle permission from [the ruling jurisprudent],” said Sheikh Naim Qassem, the deputy chief of Hezbollah, in an Arabic language interview translated yesterday by the Information and Terrorism Center at Israel’s Center for Special Studies.
According to the Center, “the ruling jurisprudent,” or “al-wali al-faqih” in Arabic, is the title of Supreme Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
In the interview, given last month to the Al-Kawthar, Iranian Arabic-language TV channel, Qassem says Khamenei’s authority is crucial for all Hezbollah operations:
“Hezbollah relied and relies still in its Islamic religious position, which has to do with its activity in general and its jihadist activity in particular, on the decision of (Khamenei). The ruling jurisprudent is the one who allows and the one who prohibits.”
He said Khamenei approves acts [of] suicide terror.
“We ask, receive answers, and then apply [them]. This is even true for acts of suicide for the sake of Allah — no one may kill himself without a jurisprudent permission (from Khamenei).”