Nasrallah calls on Muslims to 'liberate' J'lem

Hezbollah Secretary-General says negotiations between Israel and Palestinians doomed to fail.

March 4, 2012 14:38
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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah 390 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/ Ahmad Shalha)


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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.

“Every 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.

Warning that 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."

Any 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 is near.”

“Al-Quds was the center of conflict in the region throughout history," he said, "and will remain so in the future.”

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