Marking World Al-Quds Day, Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Friday delivered a televised speech, in which he reiterated his vow not to abandon Palestine. “Hezbollah’s position from the Palestinian cause, Al-Quds, and the Zionist entity is ideological, spiritual, humane and moral. Our stance on Palestine is religious and ethical, and hence it can’t be changed,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
“The responsibility of regaining Palestine is mainly that of the Palestinian people but is also the religious responsibility of the Ummah,” he added.
“Palestine from river to sea is the property of Palestinian people and shall return to them,” Nasrallah said, adding that “rights don’t end with time and what was taken by force would never be considered legitimate even if the whole world recognizes it.”
“We never said that we wanted to throw anyone into the sea, only those who flocked to Palestine must leave,” Sayyed Nasrallah assured.
“Liberation cannot be achieved in one, two or three years. It could take generations. The lengthy battle should not be a reason for despair. Resistance with all forms is the only way to liberate lands and sanctity, all other ways are a waste of time,” the Resistance leader said. “Continuation of resistance operations in West Bank proves Palestinian resiliency.”
Sayyed Nasrallah went on to say that the real enemy that Lebanon was fighting was the US “although we are not shooting at each other.”
He pointed out that ‘Israel’ was the US’s advanced front that supported it militarily, economically, and politically.
“The US puts all its capabilities, relations and all it has for the sake of reinforcing and strengthening ‘Israel’. The US even launches wars to protect and secure ‘Israel’.”
“Experts are saying that the US has lost its leadership position in the world, and the coronavirus pandemic is an example.”
Deploring the Arab regimes “abandonment” of the Palestinian cause, Nasrallah said that some Arab countries were not concerned with the Arab-Israeli conflict not in the slightest.
“Some Arab countries support the US-Israeli axis, and provide it with great services too. Not even a Palestinian agreed to sign or approve the Deal of the Century, this is a huge US-Israeli failure,” he said, deeming the Islamic Republic of Iran as the ‘center of gravity’ of the resistance axis.
“It’s the most targeted by the US-Israeli axis,” he maintained.
Nasrallah also indicated that the Israeli bet on a US war on Iran and it’s bet on Takfiri groups to launch a battle against Iran has failed.
Even in fighting the Corona pandemic, Sayyed Nasrallah noted that the Islamic Republic has triumphed. “The WHO has admitted that the health system in Iran is one of the strongest in the world.”
Turning to Iraq, Sayyed Nasrallah said securing Iraq and maintaining its power is inconsistent with the Zionist scheme.
Hezbollah’s chief also said that what had happened in Syria was a major victory for the axis of resistance.
“Syria won over the global war launched against it, overthrew the US-Israeli scheme to bring down the Syrian government.”
Touching on the Yemeni scene, Sayyed Nasrallah said the Zionist entity supported the war on Yemen and it was assisting with technology. “But the failure of the war in Yemen had a major impact on the ‘Deal of the Century. Had Mohammad Bin Salman won the war in Yemen, he would have taken advantage to impose the Deal of the Century on the Palestinians,” he added.
“Today where are Netanyahu, Trump and MbS? Each of them has his own dilemma and this axis can be defeated.”
Touching on the local scene, Sayyed Nasrallah said that Israel was cautious and worried about Lebanon and it feared going to war.
“Mutual deterrence is a victory for Lebanon. Israelis are still betting on sanctions. Israel is now betting on the economic situation in Lebanon in order to instigate the community of the resistance against it through sanctions. Israel acknowledges its failure in preventing the buildup of resistance power in Lebanon,” the resistance leader said, adding that the US conditions concerning resistance arms and demarcation of maritime borders are endless.
Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah said that Israel exploited US President Donald Trump’s remaining term.
“He’s considered to them a historic chance,” he said, adding that normalizing ties with ‘Israel’ is a failed and treacherous track and should stop.
Nassrallah considered the martyrdom of General Qassem Suleimani was a great loss to the resistance axis, but said his blood strengthened it.
“Experts are saying that the US has lost its leadership position in the world, and the coronavirus pandemic is an example. Any talk of an Israeli-US direct war is far away, their priority is to impose sanctions,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
“We are heading towards a new international and regional situation where new threats might appear,” he added.
The Secretary General finally sounded the alarm against the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Lebanon, saying it threatens the Lebanese health sector.
He urged all people in Lebanon to demonstrate full commitment and responsibility in the face of the novel coronavirus. “Awareness and strictness are required in this case,” he added.
Source: National News Agency