Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Resistance Movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the US president’s decision on Jerusalem al-Quds will definitely mark the beginning of the demise of Israel.
“They wanted this decision to be the beginning of the end of the Palestinian cause, but I’m sure this decision will be the beginning of the end of Israel,” Nasrallah said on Monday.
He made the remarks in an address to crowds of people who demonstrated in the southern suburb of Beirut in denunciation of the US decision to announce Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime.
“We have been with Palestine since the 1940s and we will stay with Palestine until the Muslims can pray in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Christians can pray in the Resurrection church,” he added.
He also called on the Palestinians to announce the emergence of an intifada (uprising) backed by the Arab and Islamic nations
Nasrallah asked the Palestinian people to hold on to their rights and refuse this decision in all possible ways, confirming that al-Quds is the Palestinians’ everlasting capital.
“The stance of the Palestinian people is the key to all the coming period,” he said, according to Al-Manar.
“We renew our vow to stay with Palestine, al-Quds, and all the Islamic and Christian sanctities, as we are witnessing today a true intifada (uprising) in which Muslims and Christians are all united to defend the sanctities.”
He further noted that the major response today should be boycotting the Israeli enemy, halting talks, and stopping any talks of normalized ties with Tel Aviv.
He also called upon the Palestinians to “kick out any delegation that comes with an intention of normalizing relations with Israel and tell them that there won’t be any negotiation or settlement before Trump pulls back his decision”.
Nasrallah stressed that the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) must put an end to the peace process.
He reassured that “the US was not a sponsor of peace in Palestine and the region, but rather the establisher of Israel and the sponsor of terror, occupation, Judaization, and destruction. It is the establisher of ISIS and Takfiri groups and the nation’s common stance must be “Death to America”.”
Nasrallah expressed his appreciation to all the states, presidents, and governments who rejected Trump’s decision, noting that “Trump thought that if he announced Al-Quds the capital of Israel the entire world would submit to him, but instead he only had Israel on his side.”
He went on to say that “I speak today in the name of all the resistance axis – people, states, and factions – the resistance axis has overcome the previous phase and today, it stands strong and victorious as it is finishing its battles and defeating the US and Israeli elements, and now Palestine, its people, and Al-Quds will return to be its top priority.”