Saturday, January 19, 2008
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"19/01/2008 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah renewed his warning to Israel that if it launched a war against Lebanon, "then I promise you a war that will change the world and the face of this region." His eminence was speaking to hundreds of thousands of people marking Ashura in Beirut's southern suburb. The Hezbollah chief said that when the Israeli invasion of Lebanon happened in 1982, "we chose the path of Imam Hussein peace be upon him, and told the Zionists who entered Beirut after occupying south Lebanon and Mount Lebanon: You have entered the wrong land, at the wrong time and in the wrong place, because we are going to confront you with our slogan (Disgrace, how remote)." His eminence added that the resistance rose and had within it the notion of Karbala and the will of Jihad and martyrdom. "In Hussein's name we stormed into their posts, with his spirit our martyrs carried out martyrdom operations and with his blood, we prevailed over the most tyrannical power the region had ever known," Sayyed Nasrallah said.
He added that after 18 years of resistance, Israel was driven out of most of occupied territories in the year 2000, but that was not the last of it. "In the 2006 war, the whole world stood behind Israel to crush this resistance. The air force took part and the war of annihilation began. However, we did not let down our arms, we did not run, we did not surrender and we refused humiliation. We fought for 33 days without fear and then Almighty Allah granted us His victory. We had Imam Hussein in our hearts and minds at every stage of the war. Our slogan during that war was also (Disgrace, how remote)."
RESPOND TO BUSH BY DETRMINING REAL ENEMY
Sayyed Nasrallah called on Arab and Islamic leaders and organizations to respond to US President George W. Bush's recent visit to the region by adhering to sanctities. "In face of Bush's visit dictations and Satanic visions which he seeks to impose on the region, Arab and Islamic government, people and organizations are called to respond with adhering to the resistance and supporting it politically, financially, militarily and in every way they can," his eminence said. The Hezbollah chief added that Bush wants to convince Arabs that Iran is their enemy and that Israel is their friend. "We have to underscore the real identity of the enemy and we have to know our friend…Therefore, our Arab governments and people should refuse to be dragged into wars that can only lead to the destruction of our countries and the killing of our people," Sayyed Nasrallah warned.
GAZANS ARE FACING GENOCIDE
The Hezbollah Secretary General said that the Palestinian people, the Gazans in particular, are making ultimate sacrifices, "What do the Arab and Islamic worlds have to say about this," his eminence asked. "During the 2006 Israeli war, I told the Arabs and the Muslims that we don't want anything from you. But today, I demand that all Arab governments and people stand by the Palestinian people and the Gazans who are now facing genocide. Perhaps the simplest thing to do is to lift the siege. Otherwise, the Arabs would be accepting disgrace and abolishing their Arabic identity. The fate of those people should not be left to the tyrants," Sayyed Nasrallah said.
WE CANNOT KEEP SILENT ON ISRAELI VIOLATIONS
The Hezbollah chief warned that Israeli violations, other than air space violations, were close to becoming routine. He was referring to kidnapping Lebanese civilians and taking them into occupied territories. "I ask the Lebanese and the whole world: What would happen if some Lebanese citizens living near the border line kidnapped an Israeli farmer on the other side of the border? The UN Security Council would convene, the whole world would distribute condemnations and Israel would get a green light to launch war against Lebanon. I warn you (Israelis), and I am very serious, we feel that attacking civilians is a humiliation to our country and our people. This has to be faced and it will be faced."
Sayyed Nasrallah said that he does not believe that the Israeli have political and military leaderships as well as an army to launch another war against Lebanon. "But we must not leave anything for surprises. The Islamic Resistance is fully prepared and I would like to reiterate that if Israel launches a new war against Lebanon, we promise them a war that will change the face of our region," he warned.
ISRAELI ARMY LOST CREDIBILITY IN JEWISH STATE
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed his commitment to the issue of the detainees in Israeli jails. He said that the Israelis are procrastinating because they are weak and unable to offer normal humanitarian prices. "Your (Israeli community) army has been lying to you. Your army did leave the body parts of its soldiers behind in our villages and battlefields. I am not speaking about simple body parts. We have heads, hands, feet and even a nearly intact body. What did your army tell the family of these soldiers? The Israeli army denied it had left body parts behind but not for a long time, because they know that we don't lie," Sayyed Nasralah said."
النص الكامل لكلمة سماحة الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصرالله في اليوم العاشر من محرم 1429 هـ في 19-1-2008