Lebanese Hezbollah supporters march during a religious procession in Nabatieh.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah fiercely denounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to hold to onto the Golan forever, saying that the vow is evidence of Israel's "expansionist character."
"This move affirms the Zionist aggression against our nation and its people," the group stated on Monday, referring to Netanyahu's declaration about the Golan Heights.
"It shows that the only way to face the enemy is by resistance, using all possible means to struggle, first and foremost through popular uprising as we have seen today when the Golan's inhabitants resisted the Zionist meeting in the area," Hezbollah added.
According to the terror organization, Netanyahu's pledge demonstrates that the "Zionist movement constantly acts to intervene in Syria's affairs and strives to divide Syria and cut the occupied Golan from it through cooperation with terror elements or on its own."
The organization continued adhering to its contentious policy against Arab States, Saudi Arabia in particular, by attacking their indifference toward Netanyahu's statement about the de-facto annexation of the Golan Heights.
"Where do the Arab League and the Arab states stand in regard to this attack on the sovereignty of an Arab state?" the organization wondered, accusing some of the states of supporting terror organizations, thereby serving the interests of "the new Zionist aggression."
During a first-ever cabinet meeting held on the Golan Heights on Sunday, Netanyahu declared: “The Golan Heights will always stay in Israeli hands; Israel will never leave the Golan Heights.”
Following Hezbollah's condemnation, Iran released a harsh reaction of its own. The Iranian Foreign Ministry denounced the Israeli move and declared that the Golan is occupied Syrian land that must be returned to Syria.