Hizbullah's Qaouq Assures Entering Galilee 'Still Possible'

Hizbullah announced on Sunday that entering the occupied Galilee region in northern Israel is still possible, despite the current Syrian crisis and the party's involvement in it.

"Despite the Syrian crisis and despite political and media pressures, the resistance today is at the highest levels of readiness,” declared top Hizbullah official Sheikh Nabil Qaouq during an event commemorating the one-week passing of Hizbullah fighter in Syria Hasan Ali Zahreddine in the southern town of Mais al-Jabal.

He added: “Tens of thousands of Hizbullah fighters in the South are ready at any time to respond to an Israeli attack and emerge victorious from it, creating the Galilee equation that (Hizbullah chief) Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah had promised.”

Nasrallah had said in July 2012 that “all options are on the table” regarding a confrontation with Israel, adding that the resistance might one day enter the Galilee region.

Qaouq accused the March 14 alliance, particularly al-Mustaqbal Movement, of “inciting sectarian tensions to besiege the resistance,” promising not to allow "American dictations to form the cabinet in Lebanon."

"Al-Mustaqbal's slogan today is Free Syrian Army first,” he said.

"As long as March 14 is betting on the fall of the Syrian regime, the crisis in Lebanon will continue to exist and as long as it wants to stab the resistance in the back, there won't be stability in the country and the cabinet, if formed, cannot be productive.”

The Hizbullah official stressed: “They should stop their losing and conspiratorial bets.”

"American dictations are controlling their tools in Lebanon to put conditions on Hizbullah,” Qaouq considered.

“But we will not allow the U.S. to have the upper hand in the cabinet's formation.”

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