Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah 390 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/ Ahmad Shalha)
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that
Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were doomed to fail, and called on
Muslims and Christians to take Jerusalem from Israel.
Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Christian has a national, popular, and
ethical responsibility towards Al-Quds (Jerusalem). It demands seriousness and action from all of us," Nasrallah said at a forum entitled “Declaration
of Al-Quds as the capital of Palestine, the Arabs and Muslims,”
according to Hezbollah-affiliated media outlet Al Manar.
Israeli settlers were "Judaizing" and "desecrating" Jerusalem,
Nasrallah said, “We are not responsible for the occupation of Al-Quds,
but we bear the responsibility for the continued occupation of Al-Quds,
and every faction and people should be prepared for questioning on Judgment Day over what actions he took towards Al-Quds's liberation."
sort of peace negotiations, the Hezbollah leader said, are bound to
fail. “The choice of negotiations to return Jerusalem to the
Palestinians is not realistic because Israel considers the city to be
its permanent capital - something being adopted by the West - and this
is what US President Barack Obama indicated in his ‘holy commitment’
towards Israel’s security.”
Crediting "resistance" movements
with recent regional changes, Nasrallah concluded that their chances of
"liberating" Jerusalem were rising. “The resistance’s
achievements in Palestine...and the significant changes in Iraq,
Egypt and within the Zionists entity indicate that Al-Quds’ liberation
“Al-Quds was the center of conflict in the region throughout history," he said, "and will remain so in the future.”