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Hizbullah on Trump's Move: Resistance is Only Way to Restore Rights

Hizbullah said Thursday that the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has closed all paths to negotiations, calling it a "treacherous and malicious aggression" against the rights of Palestinians.

U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement reaffirms that the only way to restore rights is through armed "resistance," Hizbullah's Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc said in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

Lebanon is technically at war with Israel. Hizbullah attacks forced Israel to withdraw from southern Lebanon in 2000, and the group went to war with Israel again in 2006.

The bloc said the decision is likely to have "catastrophic repercussions" on regional and international stability, urging Arabs and Muslims to move fast to respond.

It added that Trump's decision "intentionally" bypassed the United Nations and international resolutions and was a "rude belittling of the Arab and Muslim worlds' people and states."

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will deliver a televised speech on the development at 6:00 pm Thursday.

Source: Associated Press, Naharnet


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