Zaynab Nasrallah, the daughter of Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, said in a November 10, 2022 show on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that when her brother Hadi Nasrallah was “martyred” by Israeli forces in 1997, her father and her mother did not shed a “single tear.” She said that her mother was not being obtuse by not crying, but rather that she was convinced of the path of Jihad that Hadi had chosen from a young age. Zaynab elaborated that her mother had said that Hadi had “made a shortcut” to the afterlife and had not allowed an atmosphere of mourning after his death. Rather, Zaynab said that there was an atmosphere of pride and honor. The show host then invited Zaynab’s son, who is also named Hadi, to the stage, and he brought with him the uniform that Hadi Nasrallah had worn while “waging Jihad.” Hadi Nasrallah was killed in battle with the Israeli military in September 1997.
Zaynab Nasrallah: “You can say that we have sacrificed much less than many other families of martyrs, who sacrificed an only child, or two or three children. We are embarrassed that we have made such a small sacrifice.