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Hezbollah: March 14 plans vacuum and disruption

Sheikh Nabil Qaouk said that the current events in Gaza demonstrated that the “nation’s sole enemy is Israel and its tools that have launched their movements in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.” (AP)

BEIRUT: A Hezbollah official Saturday accused March 14 politicians of planning the elongation of the presidential vacuum and of disrupting Lebanon’s political institutions.

“March 14 has found the opportunity to continue the plan to control the authority and achieve narrow interests, despite the fire erupting in Gaza, Iraq and Syria."

"[They] have adopted a strategy to prolong the void and disrupt the Parliament and obstruct the Cabinet’s decisions and the ranks and salaries scale law,” the head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, said at a memorial service in the southern village of Aitit.

“They have demonstrated that their interests come first, not Lebanon’s.”

However, Qaouk stressed that regardless of the internal Lebanese politics, nothing should distract the readiness to confront an Israeli attack at any moment.

He described the current Israeli offense on Gaza as a continuation of the 2006 war on Lebanon, saying that the same states supported the Israel in both offenses.

“The Arab and Western countries that pushed and supported Israel in its July [2006] offense on Lebanon are now supporting and backing Israel in its offense on Gaza today,” he said.

He said that the current events in Gaza demonstrated that the “nation’s sole enemy is Israel and its tools that have launched their movements in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.”

Qaouk stressed that armed resistance is the only way to confront Israel, saying that Hamas’ ability to launch rockets to a wide range of Israeli territories has left the Israeli citizens with no choice but “to refer to bomb shelters.”

“This is an achievement to the resistance’s strategy, and evidence that Israel cannot be confronted but through [armed] resistance.”

 

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Summary

A Hezbollah official Saturday accused March 14 politicians of planning the elongation of the presidential vacuum and of disrupting Lebanon's political institutions.

However, Qaouk stressed that regardless of the internal Lebanese politics, nothing should distract the readiness to confront an Israeli attack at any moment.

He described the current Israeli offense on Gaza as a continuation of the 2006 war on Lebanon, saying that the same states supported the Israel in both offenses.


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