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Hezbollah condemns Israeli offensive, slams Arab silence

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah speaks during a televised speech on May 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Hezbollah Thursday condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza, and the subsequent Arab and international silence, hailing the decision to confront these attacks with an armed struggle.

“Hezbollah condemns the Zionist attack on the Gaza Strip against the innocent civilians,” said a party statement. “This attack is the continuation of an ongoing Zionist war against the Palestinian people.”

The statement blasted the lack of reactions by the international community and Arab countries, in face of what it called “a brutality that crossed all borders.”

Hezbollah saluted the Palestinian factions carrying on the armed struggle, praising "the Palestinian resistance in all its factions.” The party also saluted the “Palestinian people’s decision to choose resistance as the way of confronting the attacks,” stressing armed struggle “has proven to be the only path toward dignity, victory and the recuperation of rights.”

Hezbollah’s MP Nawwaf Moussawi made a speech similarly condemning the Israeli offensive.

“The Zionist entity is performing a political and military genocide against the Palestinian people and their cause,” Moussawi said in a statement Thursday.

He called for protecting Palestine and Gaza “by enhancing our Islamic and National unity, and adopting [armed] resistance as the only way to get back what was occupied of lands and holy places.”

 

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