Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Middle East: Hezbollah Chief - Iran, Syria and Hezbollah never to leave Gaza alone

Source: IRNA

Beirut, Nov 20, IRNA – Hezbollah Chief Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said here Monday Iran, Syria and Hezbollah would never leave Gaza alone, as we have been with them during these years, and we will keep on paving the same path, as a religious, national, and humanitarian duty.

According to IRNA from Beirut, Hezbollah Secretary General Nasrallah made the comment speaking at a southern district of Beirut in a ceremony making the martyrdom of the 3rd Shi’a Imam Hussain ibn-Ali (P), praising the brave Islamic resistance of the people of Gaza who are encountering the brutal and barbarian invasion of the racist-Zionists.

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah added, “The resistance forces by remaining firm over their legitimate demands have placed Israel in a position to pursue the objective of enforcing a ceasefire and returning to the status before their state sponsored terror of the late Ezzeddin Qassam Brigade Commander Martyr Ahmad al-Jaabari, which is of course rejected by the resistance force.”

He added, “Israel has thus far the hit entire targets that it could have in Gaza and targeted some of them for the second, or third time, and yet the rockets that are shot from that city are aimed at targets in depth of that occupier regime’s entity.”

The Hezbollah secretary general posed the question: Which are the options before the Zionist regime today? Reiterating, “This criminal regime has acted exactly as its nature urges it to do, pounding the civilians vastly with a shower of heavy missiles, clearly aimed at mass murder of a large number of defenseless women, children, and othr innocent citizens.”

He added, “This proves that Israel has failed in materializing its military objectives and the defeated Zionists are in a way in need of increasing the number of casualties so that the resistance would abandon its demands.”

Referring to the experience of Gaza in the year 2008 and the experience of Lebanon, Nasrallah said, “But today, both the resistance movement and its leaders have passed thru that stage when Israel was capable of massacring the innocent women and children on the one hand and imposing pressure by the other counties on the other hand.”

He criticized the sands adopted by the Arab countries, called the recent declaration of the Arab League ministers “a duplicate copy of their declaration in the year 2008”, arguing, “The only new point in their closing ceremony was inviting the world countries not to naturalize their relations with Israel!”

Hezbollah secretary general expressed hope that the Arab League sessions would be more meaningful from now on, adding, “The Arab League must urge the Arabic Peace Committee to review the Arab countries’ stands on peace issue.”

He added, “It is necessary that the Arab League would support Gaza and forward weapons for the Gaza people, not to play the role of the mediator and agent of the Israeli usurper regime.”

Nasrallah added, “As it is clear from the evidence, the interests of the Arab League are at the level of the interests of the Red Crescent, devoid of any political will and existence, or should we say the Arab League’s interests are the same as the interests of those who carry the dead corpses.”

Noting that some Arab countries played roles in the inhumane siege of Gaza, he added, “Now we should ask the question: How did such weapons, as the anti-aircraft missiles reached Gaza, and by whom?”

The Hezbollah secretary general said, “The point worth pondering upon and knowing today is who were the ones who gave Gaza the capability of standing on its feet and to target and hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, destroying Israel’s vital facilities?”

He reiterated, “The role played by Iran and Syria in this respect must be reviewed anew and it must be known that genuine Islam and being noble Arabs can be proved when the Arab world countries would under such tense conditions begin forwarding weapons to Gaza.”

The Lebanese Hezbollah chief said, “The Israelis have assumed that the missiles of resistance have come to their end and the activities of resistance would thus end, which makes it a religious must for the Arab and Islamic countries to open their borders ad to forward more missiles for the resistance in Gaza.”

He added, “The objective of Israel in invading Gaza this time has been punishing Hamas that has been separated from the axis of Iran-Syria-Hezbollah.”

Nasrallah said, “This is the real scene of campaign which necessitates for everyone to stand and to remain side by side of each other, rubbing shoulders tightly.”

Lebanese Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that Israel had failed to achieve its objectives in its campaign of air strikes and shelling in Gaza.

Israel launched an air campaign on Wednesday with the declared goal of deterring Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, from launching rockets at its southern communities.

The Islamic resistance group Hezbollah is closely allied with non-Arab, Shi'a Iran, which Israel accuses of supplying Hamas with Fajr-5 missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv or Jerusalem from Gaza.

Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza for a sixth day on Monday, while Palestinian rockets are fired at Israel from the territory eased off.

Hezbollah fought Israel in a 34-day war in 2006 in which it fired at least 4,000 rockets towards Israel. At least 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed during that war.