Nasrallah Urges Severing of Arab Ties with Israel, Calls for Mass Rally in Dahieh

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration on Jerusalem as a “new Balfour Declaration,” urging Arab states to sever “public and secret” ties with Israel.

“Trump's decision on Jerusalem is a new Balfour Declaration and we will soon hear Arab voices trying to downplay its importance,” Nasrallah warned in a televised address dedicated to commenting on the U.S. president's move.

“Israel does not care about what the Arab states, Europe, Russia or China would say, and it is only concerned with the U.S. stance,” Nasrallah added, noting that Trump's move would encourage Israel to further violate “international resolutions and conventions.”

“The Israelis were maybe building a limited number of settlements, but from now on we will witness an unrestricted construction process,” Hizbullah's chief lamented.

He warned that the holy sites in Jerusalem are “under an extreme danger.”

“Al-Aqsa Mosque is now in danger. Do not be surprised if one day we wake up to find al-Aqsa Mosque demolished,” Nasrallah cautioned.

He added: “The fate of the Palestinian cause is at stake. What would be left of the cause when you take Jerusalem out of it? Trump is saying that the Palestinian cause has ended and those who believe in negotiations must pay attention to his words.”

“All Palestinians agree that east Jerusalem should be the capital of their state and today the U.S. has rejected this although it is the guarantor of the agreements,” Nasrallah went on to say.

Calling for protesting and condemning Trump's decision at all levels and on social networking websites, Hizbullah's secretary-general called on Arab and Islamic states to “summon U.S. ambassadors to hand them official and public protest letters against Trump's decision.”

“The Americans are pragmatic and they work for their interests. Therefore, pressing them might be useful and effective,” Nasrallah suggested.

He also called for severing “public and secret” Arab ties with Israel and halting “the normalization steps that several Arab countries have started.”

“I call on the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to issue a binding resolution declaring Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Palestine,” Nasrallah added.

He also called for “a new Palestinian uprising,” urging Arab and Muslim states to back such a move.

“We call on all Arab and Muslim governments and people in the Arab and Islamic worlds to put an end to internal wars and conflicts,” he added.

Turning to Lebanon, Nasrallah called for a “huge popular rally” on Monday in Beirut's southern suburbs to condemn what he called “a very dangerous American aggression.”

"I am calling on men, women, young and old, the southern suburbs, Beirut and all those who wish to join in from across Lebanon," Nasrallah said, also inviting residents of Lebanon's 12 Palestinian refugee camps.

“I salute the Palestinian people, especially those whom we will see in the streets and squares in the coming days. They are the first line of defense and we must all stand by them,” Hizbullah's chief added.

“We are a nation that has the ability to turn the threat into a chance and danger into an achievement. We can turn the scene into a victory for us and a defeat for our enemy,” Nasrallah went on to say.

Trump on Wednesday announced that his administration was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that was widely condemned as inflammatory.

Most of the international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved through negotiations with the Palestinians.

Trump's move sparked threats of a new intifada by the Palestinians and fears of a fresh eruption of violence across the region, but the response of Arab nations has been relatively muted.

Timeline
  • 07 December 2017, 18:49

    Nasrallah called for summoning U.S. ambassadors in Arab and Islamic states to protest Trump's move and for severing "public and secret" Arab ties with Israel.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:39

    Nasrallah: All Palestinians agree that east Jerusalem should be the capital of their state and today the U.S. has rejected this although it is the guarantor of the agreements.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:32

    Nasrallah: The fate of the Palestinian cause is at stake. What would be left of the cause when you take Jerusalem out of it? Trump is saying that the Palestinian cause has ended and those who believe in negotiations must pay attention to his words.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:28

    Nasrallah: The holy sites are under an extreme danger and al-Aqsa Mosque is now in danger. Do not be surprised if one day we wake up to find al-Aqsa Mosque demolished.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:25

    Nasrallah: The Israelis were maybe building a limited number of settlements, but from now on we will witness an unrestricted construction process.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:23

    Nasrallah: What will be the fate of the Palestinian residents in Jerusalem? What will be the fate of the Palestinian properties in Jerusalem? Will they be appropriated or demolished?

  • 07 December 2017, 18:21

    Nasrallah: Trump told Israel, "This Jerusalem is for you and it is under your sovereignty."

  • 07 December 2017, 18:19

    Nasrallah: Israel does not care about what the Arab states, Europe, Russia or China would say, and it is only concerned with the U.S. stance.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:19

    Nasrallah: We all know that the Israeli entity does not respect international resolutions or conventions. Their interest comes before anything else.

  • 07 December 2017, 18:14

    Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: Trump's decision on Jerusalem is a "second Balfour Declaration" and we will soon hear Arab voices trying to downplay its importance.

Comments 14
Thumb eagledawn 07 December 2017, 18:11

The day this evil iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally and violently murdered is the day we celebrate our true independence.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2017, 19:04

Could be fun to drown eagledawn.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2017, 19:07

Atleast the Palestinians that can actually fight, knows more than ever that Hezbollah are the only ones serious about resisting.

Not the Gulf states, The Gulf and Israel eats out of the same hand which is America.

Thumb hakwaji 07 December 2017, 19:31

you talk too much, hakawati,

Thumb s.o.s 07 December 2017, 19:41

Allahu Akbarrrrr!

Thumb janoubi 07 December 2017, 18:19

what has this terrorist done for Palestine?

Thumb ex-fpm 07 December 2017, 19:38

a lot of speeches and empty words but the real work he and his terror militia have done is against Arab countries.

Thumb janoubi 07 December 2017, 18:22

11 minutes ago President Michel Aoun: Hizbullah does not use its arms inside Lebanon and this only happened once, when the Lebanese government took measures against the party.

So anytime the government which represents the people of Lebanon takes measures against a party, the party has the right to use its weapons, kill and cause chaos.

Makes perfect sense when you are appointed by the terror militia.

Thumb thepatriot 07 December 2017, 18:35

Nasrallah: "We all know that the Israeli entity does not respect international resolutions or conventions."

Do you respect 1701?
Do you respect the STL?

Thumb justin 07 December 2017, 18:48

This shameless iranian has done anything but help Palestine. He is destabilizing the Arab world and serving Israel's objectives.

Thumb Mystic 07 December 2017, 19:08

The Rich Gulf states that works alongside Israel against Iran.

Thumb ex-fpm 07 December 2017, 19:36

حيث يجب أن نكون سنكون! إلا في فلسطين، سنكون في اليمن والعراق وسوريا والبحرين والكويت، سنقاتل إسرائيل بقتلنا للشعوب العربية، وإحتلال عواصمها، وزعزعت أمنها وإستقرارها.

Thumb justin 07 December 2017, 19:46

الضاحية “تضرب من جديد”… صالة سينما مع أركيلة كمان!
https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2017/12/07/cinema-in-dahiye-with-arguile/

Thumb s.o.s 07 December 2017, 21:11

Still can’t make up my mind on who’s the most retarded. The inhabitants of Dahye or the Palestinian camps. There’s so much educational work to be done on these people... it’ll take a lifetime to bring them to our level.