Nasrallah: Israeli-Saudi relations worst development in Arab sphere

Saudi Arabia is "creating contact, normalizing relations, acknowledging the existence of Israel - and then cooperating with it.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
July 30, 2016 00:05
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah appears on Al-Manar television

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah appears on Al-Manar television. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah spoke harshly against developing relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia Friday, calling it "the current worst development in the Arab sphere."

"This normalization of relations would benefit Israel - free of charge," Nasrallah said.

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He said the Arab world is experiencing its worst moments in history, while Saudi Arabia is "creating contact, normalizing relations, acknowledging the existence of Israel - and then cooperating with it."

"Even a Saudi Fatwa is prepping the grounds for normalization," he said. "All the while, Saudi Arabia continues its regional wars and refuses contact with Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain."

Nasrallah blamed the Saudis for terror in "Germany, France, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria."

He then addressed the Palestinian issue. "In our eyes, opposing the occupation is important," he said. "The only option for the Palestinians is the way of the Shahid."

The Hezbollah leader also said Lebanon would oppose Israeli control over the northern part of Ghajar, a village on the border between Lebanon and the Golan Heights. "Opposition is the only guarantee that we stay on our land," he emphasized.



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