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Sayyed Nasrallah: Those who waged war on Gaza are fools, ’’Israel’’ an American bullet in the heart of region

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Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on Tuesday Lebanese to take part in the Ashoura march scheduled on Wednesday to renew commitment to the Resistance choice and the pledge of hostility to ‘Israel' and the Great Satan that orders ‘Israel'.

His eminence stressed that the decision to launch a war on Gaza was foolish, thanking God "for making our enemies so stupid and dumb," renewing support to the Palestinian Resistance in its battle against the Zionist enemy in the Gaza Strip and stressing that the resistance was never and shall never be anyone's pawn.

Sayyed Nasrallah was speaking through a large screen as he marked the tenth night of Ashoura at the Sayyed Shouhadaa complex in Beirut's southern suburb (Dahiyeh).

His eminence started the political part of his speech by criticizing those who pretend to be the protectors of the human rights in the world for being biased. "Those human rights defenders occupy themselves in denouncing all Resistance movements and seek to give justifications for the criminals who possess the greatest killing machine, and then come to say that ‘Israel' is defending itself," Sayyed Nasrallah noted. "Yes, ‘Israel' is defending itself. But women, children, displaced and besieged people are, in this international community's eyes, aggressors and assailants," his eminence mocked, referring mainly to the stances of the American administration as well as some of the European Union states.

"It might be tolerable that such stances originate from the US administration or even the EU. However, what's completely unbearable is that such stances come from Arab regimes," Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out. His eminence noted that some Arab sides were seeking to hurt the Palestinian Resistance and its leaders. "The same thing happened in the ‘Israeli' July 2006 against Lebanon," Sayyed Nasrallah recalled, asserting, once again, that the Lebanese Resistance never took orders from any foreign party, "d so is the Palestinian Resistance."

The Resistance leader asserted that the resistance was never and shall never be anyone's pawn. "During the July 2006 war neither the Syrian nor the Iranian leaderships knew about the operation for capturing the ‘Israeli' soldiers," his eminence reiterated. Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that no one can impose on the Resistance its decisions, adding that "Hamas' leadership in Gaza is the decision maker and it alone accepts or rejects the decision for calm."

"When the brethren in Hamas decided to put an end to the truce, they had to choose between keeping Gaza under the cruel siege or fight to end the siege. So, they decided to press ‘Israel' to put an end to the siege," Sayyed Nasrallah said, slamming those who accuse Hamas of ending the truce upon the request of Iran or Syria. "I know that they took this decision on their own," Sayyed Nasrallah declared, renewing support for the Palestinian Resistance and belief that Hamas was the only party who takes the decision in the Gaza war.

"The Resistance in Lebanon and Palestine does not take orders from any country in the world, and they are not mercenaries, because they are willing to pay the lives of their families for their cause," Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized. "Iranian officials come to me not to present decisions, but rather to consult, discuss and ask how to best offer help according to their capabilities," his eminence explained.

Sayyed Nasrallah, meanwhile, noted that there were some Arab regimes that are attempting to confiscate the independence movements. "The real aim of the war on Gaza is to strip the Resistance of its decision making power," his eminence revealed, adding that a political resolution is being prepared in the UN Security Council, but only the Palestinian Resistance has the power to take its decision.

The Resistance leader tackled the European active diplomacy and its efforts to resolve the conflict or, at least, to reach a 48-hour humanitarian truce. "Europe denounces the victim and protects the executioner, while the executioner does not listen. Europe is capable of protecting no one," his eminence said, adding that the European efforts have no value. "‘Israel' will not commit to any European or Russian initiative," his eminence said, adding that ‘Israel' would only resort to an American initiative. "The US is now obstructing, through its veto power, any UNSC resolution," Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out, saying that this council was powerless to take a resolution in the favor of the Palestinian people. "The United States should first give the green light on any proposed solution, and ‘Israel' would abide by its decisions," Sayyed Nasrallah explained.

While noting that the decision to launch the war against the Palestinians in the Gaza strip was American executed by ‘Israel' and portraying ‘Israeli' officials as "small players" in the Americans' hands, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that those who waged war on Gaza were fools and idiots, noting that the decision to launch the war was foolish. "They tried to convince the Arabs that Iran is their enemy, but the Gaza war just reminded them that ‘Israel' is the only enemy," his eminence stressed. "Thanks God for providing us with such idiot and stupid enemies," his eminence went on to say.

Hezbollah Secretary General noted that calls have been made for holding an Arab Summit with whom ever attends, referring mainly to the call made by Syrian President Bachar al-Assad after his meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "This is the least of what can be done," his eminence declaring, renewing calls for Arabs to act and to express solidarity with Palestinians in their battle with the Zionist enemy.

"Regardless of the weather on Wednesday, you are called upon to renew your pledge of hostility to ‘Israel' and the Great Satan that orders ‘Israel'," Sayyed Nasrallah declared. "Wednesday will be the day for pledge of allegiance, the day of renewing commitment to Resistance and pledge of hostility to ‘Israel' and the Great Satan that order ‘Israel'," his eminence announced at the end of his speech.

At the beginning of his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah criticized the suicide bombers who blow themselves up in the wrong place, hoping to be among the martyrs. "It's so deplorable, painful and saddening that, in the middle of the battle taking place against the Zionist enemy in Gaza, some people come to blow themselves up in the wrong place," his eminence noted. Sayyed Nasrallah cited the example of the suicide bomber who targeted in Iraq's northern city of Mosul a protest condemning the ‘Israeli' offensive on the Gaza Strip. "What a crime! What atheism! What disgust!" Sayyed Nasrallah said, adding that this phenomenon was very dangerous and wondering about the aims of such crimes. "If those people blow themselves up in the right place against the ‘Israeli' enemy, the situation in the region would have been very different," Sayyed Nasrallah concluded.

Sayyed Nasrallah is set to address crowds during the commemoration of the tenth day of Ashoura on Wednesday noon at the southern suburb of Beirut (Dahiyeh).