One must go into the eastern mountain range of the Beka’a Valley, …
to glimpse the village of Janta. An unfamiliar name to many, but in the stones of this village a handful of young men wrote the glorious history of Hezbollah.
Janta was the first training camp for Hezbollah’s young fighters. In this camp, Iranian Pasdaran militias began training the first units of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance.
Organized in 1982, this camp was subjected to hundreds of Israeli bombings. Despite this, Zionist regime was unable to destroy it, only causing the death of hundreds of young fighters.
As part of Hezbollah’s 40th anniversary celebrations, the movement organized last Friday in Janta, the laying of the foundation stone for what will be the new Lebanese Resistance Museum. In fact, after the one in Mleeta, the second Resistance museum will be built in Janta.
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah spoke via video link at the celebrations. The thousands of militants in attendance greeted their leader with shouts of “Labbaik ya Nasrallah” (We are at your service Nasrallah). A shuddering roar shook the entire valley.
The Resistance Leader began his speech by going over all the initial stages that led to the founding of the world’s largest and most powerful Resistance movement. An emotional Nasrallah spoke of the first men who began training in Janta, trained by Iranian Pasdaran officers who arrived in Lebanon to form the first Hezbollah units.
Memories run and emotion rises, the secretary-general barely holding back tears as he remembers the many young men who together with him had started this heroic and noble journey, but unfortunately died under Israeli bombs. From 1982 to 2006 (the last Hezbollah-Zionist regime war), Janta camp was the target of hundreds of Israeli raids.
Nevertheless, this charming village still stands despite the obvious marks left by Zionist hatred. A huge tribute of blood that has not gone and will never be dispersed, but will be the force that will shape future generations of fighters.
In the final part of his speech, Nasrallah talks about the massive project that will turn the village of Janta into the second Museum of Resistance. As the Leader greets and thanks all the people who attended this celebration, a second roar shakes the valley. As the sun begins to peep over the mountains of Janta, thousands of Hezbollah supporters return home amid memories, emotions and the certainty that those sacrifices scratched on those stones will mark victory against Zionist regime .