Nasrallah: Syria armed Hezbollah, Gazan terrorists

July 18, 2012 23:24

Syria provided arms not only to Hezbollah, but to terrorist groups in Gaza, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a Wednesday speech marking the anniversary of the 2006 Lebanon War.

"Syria was an aid to the Resistance and gave [us] weapons that we used in the July War. Not only in Lebanon, but also in the Gaza Strip," Nasrallah said, according to Now Lebanon.

In a bid to boost support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, Nasrallah mocked Egypt and Saudi Arabia for not providing weapons support to "the resistance." The weapons used against Israel, he said, "were rockets from Syria and transferred through Syria. The Syrian leadership was risking its interests and existence in order for the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine to be strong."

"Show me one Arab regime that does the same," he added.

Nasrallah went on to mourn the members of Assad's inner circle killed in a bomb on Wednesday: Syrian Defense Minister Daoud Rajha, former defense minister and senior military official General Hassan Turkmani and Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat.

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