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'Israel the real danger.' Qassem
Photo: AP

Hizbullah: UN pressure won’t suppress resistance

Nasrallah's deputy slams report claiming Shiite group threatens regional security, says ' those trying to come between Lebanon and the resistance will lose'

Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem denounced on Saturday a report issued by UN Middle East envoy Terje Roed-Larsen describing the Shiite group as a threat to Middle East security.


Speaking in Beirut's Dahiya quarter, a Hizbullah stronghold, Qassem said it was Israel that posed a threat to the region, adding "those who believe they can suppress our resistance by pressuring us are mistaken.


"We must address Terje Roed-Larsen's report, which claims that the resistance jeopardizes Lebanon's regime and security," he said.


The sheikh referred to Roed-Larsen's report as "incitement" and called the UN envoy "one of the last remnants of Israel's defeat", adding that "those trying to come between (Lebanon) and the resistance will lose.


"Roed-Larsen condemned Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace. Is Israel only violating (Lebanon's airspace), or is it attacking, destroying and kidnapping?" Qassem said.


He continued to say that "Israel, which annihilated the Palestinians in 1948 and killed (12-year-old) Muhammad al-Dura in front of the world's media outlets, is the real danger to our region.


"As long as Israel is the enemy situated along our border, we will prevent it from implementing its plans," the sheikh said. 


פרסום ראשון: 10.18.08, 14:03
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