Israel is responsible for “all Lebanese who have gone missing,” Hezbollah leader
Hassan Nasrallah declared in a speech in southern Beirut on Monday, according to
the group’s Al-Manar TV website.
Speaking on a large screen, he also said
that Syrian events were affecting everything in Lebanon, the website
“There are 17,000 missing people due to the Israeli
occupation,” he stated, calling for the appointment of a group to follow up on
Regarding Syria, he said its army’s advances on the
battlefield had changed the reality there so that the opposition no longer saw a
military solution as a possibility.
“The whole world believes that there
will be no military solution for Syria. The available and acceptable solution is
the political one,” he said.
Saudi Arabia, he claimed, is upset about the
way things are going in Syria and has provided fighters with $30 billion in
He also blamed the Sunniand Christian-dominated opposition in
Lebanon for blocking the formation of a new Lebanese
Following the speech, Lebanon’s Future Movement, led by
former prime minister Saad Hariri, stated that Nasrallah’s remarks constituted
“psychological war,” the Now Lebanon website reported.
Al-Arabiya cited Syrian opposition sources as claiming late Monday that an
attack on a Hezbollah office in a Damascus suburb had left many wounded. This
followed another Syrian rebel claim of a Saturday attack that allegedly killed
15 Hezbollah fighters.
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