In a televised address from Dahieh neighborhood of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Monday, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah pointed to massive rallies held to oppose US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israeli regime. The Hezbollah leader thanked all those who took part in the rallies to show their loyalty to the resistance. He also expressed appreciation to all those countries, nations and freedom seekers, who opposed Trump’s announcement
“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.” Trump’s al-Quds Move Isolated US globally
The Hezbollah leader noted that the decision by Trump to formally recognize al-Quds as the capital of Israeli regime has made the US and White House isolated in the world.
Sayyed Nasrallah added that Trump believed that after announcement of his decision on al-Quds, the entire world would stand in line to follow suit, but all reactions from across the world, including European, Asian and American countries were the opposite of what he expected.
He pointed to massive protest rallies held in all countries across the world, including in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, the Hezbollah leader thanked all participants, inviting them to continue their protests in all manners possible, including through the cyberspace and on social media. Bahraini delegation in Israel
Nasrallah also pointed to a Bahraini delegation's recent trip to Israel, noting that the delegation did not represent the people of Bahrain, but it represented the oppressive regime of Manama and had nothing to do with the people of Bahrain or its scholars.
Hezbollah secretary general also thanked two nations, which had stood by resistance in voicing their opposition to Trump’s decision despite huge threats they were facing, noting that those two nations were Yemenis and the Palestinian people.
The Hezbollah leader also praised the unity of Lebanon’s people over the cause of Palestinian and the cause of al-Quds.
Nasrallah also pointed to a recent meeting by the Arab League in Egypt’s capital Cairo, noting that special statements by the Lebanese and Iraqi delegates to the Arab League were a “cause of pride for us.”
Explaining about the widespread demonstrations in occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank and the Gaza Strip, he added that what was going on in those territories was a true Intifada (uprising). Al-Quds Decision aims to destroy Islamic nations
Nasrallah emphasized that the US decision on al-Quds was not an isolated decision, but it came in the context of a regional plot to destroy Islamic nations, adding, “I had mentioned earlier that the US, which is backing ISIS, aims to destroy our societies in order to destroy the Palestinian cause.”
The main goal of the US and its allies, he said was to forge some sort of settlement between Palestinians and Israelis with support of some Arab regimes in order to put an end to the issue of Palestine.
“The whole nation must stand in the face of this American threat,” he said adding that Palestinians must be the first in line to stand in the US face. Al-Quds, the everlasting capital of Palestine
Addressing the people of Palestine, Nasrallah said, “If you hold on to al-Quds as the everlasting capital of Palestine, neither Trump nor anyone else can do anything other than that.”
He added that the US was not the sponsor of peace in the region, but it was the sponsor of war and terrorism, sponsor of ISIS, and the main enemy in whose face everyone must shout, “Death to America.”
The Hezbollah leader noted that one of the most powerful responses to Trump’s decision was to isolate Israel in all possible ways.
“We must put pressure on the Arab and Islamic states to repeal peace treaties and other deals with Israel. I call on Palestinians to kick out any delegation that aims to visit them from countries that have normalized relations with Israel, no matter what the background of those delegations is.”
Hezbollah leader also stated that the most important response to Trump was to declare the beginning of a new intifada, noting that “Trump’s decision on al-Quds will be the beginning of the end of Israel.” Trump’s aggression against Muslims, Christians
Nasrallah also described Trump’s decision as an act of blatant aggression against both Muslims and Christians, calling upon the entire Muslim world to stand up against the US plot.
“All those who seek to normalize ties with the Zionist regime (of Israel) will be punished by their own people,” the Hezbollah chief underlined.
Nasrallah also stressed the independence and the right to self-determination of the Palestinian nation, saying no one could dictate dos and don'ts to them.
He called for a united strategy in the face of new threats from the US and Israeli regime, emphasizing that “Hezbollah will not abandon Palestine and al-Quds above all.”