Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed that the Islamic Resistance will keep to the side of the Palestinian people and their intifada in the confrontation against one of the strongest armies in the region.
“Today we look at young and old people in Palestine as they face by stones or knifes one of the strongest armies of the region and one of the wildest entities. We see their courage and their determination that grow up hope of the resistance of the Palestinian people and their Intifada [uprising],” he said.
During an honoring ceremony to commemorate the martyrdom of leader Hassan al-Hajj – Abu Mohammad – in south Lebanon, who was killed in a blessed battle against the takfiri groups in Syria, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that “this renewable Intifada is the real hope of saving the Palestinian people from the occupation and of defending the al-Aqsa mosque.”
“Everyone of us bears the responsibility of standing with the Palestinians according to his ability and circumstances,” he said.
Touching on Hezbollah participation in the conflict in Syria against the takfiri groups, his eminence said that “we have been fighting the takfiri scheme since more than 4 years and we are still doing so today.”
“If it weren’t for that steadfastness in the arenas, the steadfastness of all those who are fighting against this scheme, if it weren’t for the steadfastness on ground in fighting ISIL group and the like in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, what would be the fate of the region today?” his eminence asked.
“Through the steadfastness of all those who withstood throughout those years, although the battle is still open, the countries are now under protection,” he stressed, indicating that “such a ground steadfastness in Yemen against the Saudi-US aggression, will not only save the country from the invaders, but also will protect it from the rule of ISIL and al-Qaeda.”
The Secretary General stressed that those who are fighting against the takfiri scheme are defending the region’s people and their civilization and history, including the Sunnis and Shiites.
“Martyr Abu Mohammad was killed in this course, and through this blessed blood we are now witnessing transformations in the Arab public opinion towards the conflict.”
“We entered the war against the takfiri scheme that destroys everything along with Abu Mohammad and his brethrens. World countries reconsider their positions under the effect of battlefield, thus we will be always active in the battlefield,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
His eminence reiterated that brethrens of martyr Abu Mohammad [Hezbollah fighters and leaders] will be present where they are to be more than any time ever, in quality, quantity and personnel, because we are engaged in critical battle.
“We will not abandon this responsibility but will keep bearing it, and we have the enough leaders, capabilities and capacities to be active on two fronts. We will keep being the defenders of Lebanon against the Zionists, and we will keep being the defenders of the people’s desgnity and security against any scheme,” he said.
Addressing the Lebanese domestic affairs, Sayyed Nasrallah responded to certain stances issued lately by some political factions regarding the participation in the national dialogue.
“We are always keen to dialogue among the Lebanese because it is required for Lebanon’s interest and stability. We participated in the government to ensure the political stability and security with partners who fought to topple the previous government. But today, despite the faltering performance of this government, we have been always calling to maintain it for the country,” he said.
His eminence stressed that Hezbollah does not seek any private interest through participation in the dialogue, “but we seek a national interest even though the dialogue outcome would be limited,” he stated, adding that “the interest of the Lebanese people lies in the government’s survival because the alternative is the vacuum and may be the collapse.”
Sayyed Nasrallah went on to respond to Future party’s latest statement about the participation in the national dialogue, underscoring that no one can bestow favors upon Hezbollah for taking part in the dialogue.
“We have heard in the past few days some stances on which our brothers [in Hezbollah] have replied. During all the last period we’ve heard from the future party expressions as if it is bestowing its participation in the dialogue upon the Lebanese people. This sense is unacceptable for us. We reject that anyone may bestow such a favor upon us.”
“If you are bestowing on us by the dialogue, so you can quit it,” Hezbollah leader told Future party.
“Second, Future is a part of the government and they are bestowing this on the Lebanese. So if you feel embarrassed for being within the government, do not feel embarrassed and don’t bestow it upon us,” his eminence said.
“I will call on Hezbollah leadership to reconsider participation in the dialogue, because we reject such blackmailing,” Sayyed Nasrallah added in reference to the Future party demand from Hezbollah to arrest some outlawed persons in the eastern region of Bekaa as a condition to keep attending the dialogue sessions.
“We, brothers of the martyr leader Abu Mohammad, who take pride and cherish by his martyrdom, will keep assuming our full responsibility,” Hezbollah Secretary General vowed at the end of his speech.