Hamas representative in Lebanon Ali Barakeh said the Qassam Brigades had yet to use 90 percent of their force and that a surprise was underway, during popular protests in Sidon Monday night calling for solidarity with Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Netanyahu thought that Gaza was weak and that the siege would lead us to surrender when waging the battle, [but he] fell in the trap” Barakeh said.

Popular marches rallied from mosques in the city of Sidon to a sit-in held at the southern city’s Martyrs’ Square. […]