Hezbollah supporters raise their fists as they listen to a speech by Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah at a memorial service in the southern district of Nabatieh, Friday, July 29, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)
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Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday blasted Saudi Arabia for seeking to publicly normalize ties with Israel after years of a discrete relationship between the two.The Hezbollah chief accused Saudi Arabia of directly and openly contacting Israel, pointing to a debate between the kingdom's Prince Turki al-Faisal and Israeli Maj.Nasrallah stressed that the Lebanese and Palestinians were holding onto the resistance despite the "weak" Arab stances.Touching on the developments in the Arab region, Hezbollah chief accused Riyadh of rejecting to engage in negotiations and dialogue with any side, insisting on continuing its war in all arenas. It is the culture of killing, massacres and ending life without giving a chance for reconciliation," Nasrallah added.He also expressed solidarity with Bahraini Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of its Shiite majority, who was stripped of his nationality for opposing the Bahraini government. Russia and Syrian President Bashar Assad's government on Thursday declared a "humanitarian operation" in the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, opening "safe corridors" so people can flee Syria's most important opposition stronghold.Nasrallah said that the government should deal with the latest developments along the country's southern border after Israeli measures suggest that it is seeking to seize parts of the occupied border village of Ghajar.
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