Qassem: Justifications Do Not Absolve Israeli Collaborators


Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed Sunday that any attempt to “justify collaboration with the enemy in a certain era does not absolve the collaborator.”

“Israel was and will always be an enemy and anyone who justifies collaboration with it can be called a collaborator in one way or another,” Qassem said.

Noting that some parties are trying to distribute “patriotism certificates,” Hizbullah number two emphasized that “those who have the right to offer patriotism certificates are the ones who resisted, liberated the land… and managed to kick out the (Israeli) enemy.”

Qassem’s remarks come amid controversy in the country over the death sentences that have been issued in absentia for Habib Chartouni and Nabil al-Alam over the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel.

More than three decades after Gemayel was killed in a powerful explosion in Beirut, the case still sharply divides Lebanese — some see him as a national hero while others say he was an Israeli agent. The assassination came at the height of the country's 15-year civil war and Israel's invasion of Lebanon.

Chartouni, a member of the Damascus-backed Syrian Social Nationalist Party who has been on the run since escaping prison in 1990, was found guilty of planting the bomb.

Shortly after his arrest in 1982, Chartouni had called Gemayel a “traitor” and accused him of “selling the country to Israel.”

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Thumb s.o.s 22 October 2017, 15:31

The more you talk, the more I consider Israel as no so bad after all. Keep talking towel head.

Missing phillipo 22 October 2017, 16:03

Remember, the enemy of your enemy is your friend.

Thumb Hayek.Feghali.Abdelatif 22 October 2017, 16:21

Lebanon's Shi3as threw rice and flowers on the invading Israeli tanks because they were ridding them of the PLO. Who was the enemy and who was the friend.

Thumb s.o.s 22 October 2017, 18:40

True no comment, 80% of the SLA was shia. I researched it. 90% of today's spies for Israel are shias. Yes I read about the shia villagers welcoming tshahal with flowers and rice.

Thumb warrior 23 October 2017, 05:35

mowaten : as an iranian, you are my first and only enemy.

Thumb galaxy 23 October 2017, 07:35

you had no problem getting arms from your first and last enemy in the iran contra gate. If the ayatollah tells you israel is your friend, you will be the first one to embrace philippo ya iranian shoe.

Thumb janoubi 23 October 2017, 08:06

but ya iraní you are at war with everybody except your first and last enemy.

Thumb Puppet 23 October 2017, 09:36

I respect Mr. Mowaten coz he is wise, nice, and never tells a lie.

Thumb Hayek.Feghali.Abdelatif 22 October 2017, 16:24

Don't blame Qassem he is ordered what to say, think, eat, feel, dress...

Thumb cedar 22 October 2017, 16:24

Your comments are anti Christian. why will Israel always be an enemy? how can you predict future actions? sounds like what satan would say. Only God can judge and in the meantime we should try to make peace with as many as possible and follow Jesus. Your comments are anti Christian and pro satan.

Thumb Mystic 22 October 2017, 18:33

Kataeb would crucify christ all over again, if it meant furthering their own fortunes, they never care about the Christian people.

Thumb Elemental 22 October 2017, 19:39

You don't care for Christians either takia boy. You exploit them for your twisted agendas. Such a joke whenever you pretend to care.

Thumb Winnie 22 October 2017, 20:29

Hezballah would cut hussein's head clean off all over again, if it's what khamenei tells them to do, they never care about the Shiite people.

Thumb Mystic 22 October 2017, 20:45

Atleast Shia people stick together, why did Gemayel & Geagea not support their fellow christians in Syria?

Because they only take money over their religion.
Just like you little naharnet saudi lovers do.

Thumb Elemental 22 October 2017, 20:50

Notice takia boy says the Christians are sellouts?^ By the way did you hijack any more Christian family names lately? Keep trying to play the victim, nice job with the inbred assumptions too.

Thumb Winnie 22 October 2017, 21:17

Washing periodically will make you less sticky Mystic, try it out.
Gemayel & Geagea support fellow their Christians in Syria as much as their fellow Christians in Syria supported their fellow Christians in Lebanon when the regime in Syria was systematically killing the Christians in Lebanon.

Thumb gma-bs-artist. 22 October 2017, 22:04

Mystic, like most Christians in Syria supposedly support Assad, most Christians in Iraq supported Saddam. Yet you guys were really pissed when Aoun & Geagea did as their fellow Christians in Iraq. Aoun was even accused by Nasrallah of being a destructive Israeli Saddamist force only interested by selfish and sectarian motives, sound familiar? So get down off your fake Christian defending horse and close down your idiotic accounts worried about the Christians you are not fooling anyone.

Thumb Hayek.Feghali.Abdelatif 22 October 2017, 16:28

Don't blame Qassem or his other turbaned buddies that act on commands from beyond the border..

Thumb Hayek.Feghali.Abdelatif 22 October 2017, 16:33

When you loyalty is wholly to an illiterate foreigner you cannot distribute “patriotism certificates" ya hajj

Thumb Hayek.Feghali.Abdelatif 22 October 2017, 16:36

Many of these thugs or their relatives were members of the Israeli collaborators South Lebanon Army, the more things change..

Thumb Hayek.Feghali.Abdelatif 22 October 2017, 16:40

When you kidnap Western civilians so your Iranian masters could exchange them with US weapons from Israel you cannot distribute “patriotism certificates" to anyone ya hajj.

Thumb barrymore 22 October 2017, 17:55

Qassem: Justifications Do Not Absolve Israeli Collaborators

nor do they Absolve Iranian Collaborators.

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 October 2017, 01:39

Except we are not at war with Iran, Iran never harmed Lebanon, and Iran helped Lebanon free itself from israeli scum.

Thumb Elemental 23 October 2017, 01:55

I'm just impressed admiral fake accounts here is actually using his real one, for once^

Thumb warrior 23 October 2017, 05:39

listen to the iranian: it is ok to be a collaborator with a foreign country as long as it is not Israel. That is how a shia thinks because a shia is not Lebanese.

Thumb marcus 23 October 2017, 08:43

if you say so shia troll, if you say so.

Thumb ado.qawmisuria 23 October 2017, 05:02

Yes comrade alex and Iran helped Lebanon free itself from the godless scum Commie and non believing scum Amal leaders.

Thumb gma-bs-artist. 22 October 2017, 22:28

Obliviously these idiots haven't learned anything, from the 12 year old alliance with the FPM, about the Lebanese Christians. They still have the stone age mentality that they got when they were formed, in their image, by the Revolutionary guards. The iconic place that Bashir Gemayel holds in the psyche of the majority of Lebanese Christians transcends their political and regional division. It would do Qassem and co good to understand this fact. They won't. Their narrow mindedness won't allow them to.

Thumb justin 22 October 2017, 22:49

"جرس سكوب": إشتباكات عنيفة بين عشيرة آل زعيتر وعائلات اخرى في حي الليلكي والمناطق المجاورة في الضاحية الجنوبية لبيروت بعد إنتهاء مداهمات وحدات الجيش في المنطقة.