Monday, 5 March 2012

Sayyed Nasrallah: Arabs, Muslims, Christians All Entitled to Defend al-Quds

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Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah inaugurated the Forum entitled "Declaration of al-Quds as the capital of Palestine, the Arabs and Muslims," which took place in Resalat hall in Beirut on Sunday.

Following the recitation of verses of the Holy Quran, and the singing of the Lebanese and Palestinian National Anthems, Hizbullah Secretary General appeared via video link to deliver his word on this event.

Sayyed Nasrallah, at the beginning of his speech, noted that "The cause of al-Quds with all its different aspects remains to be a unique cause to all Muslims and Christians worldwide, as it is the holy land that brings all monotheistic religions together, and holds within its folds the sanctities of Muslims and Christians embodied in al-Quds holy mosque and the Holy Sepulture."

"Israeli" Theft of al-Quds

Sayyed Nasrallah stressing the necessity of defending al-Quds, pointed out that this holy city has been under occupation since decades and has been declared by the Zionist usurping entity as the capital of its manmade artificial entity it calls "Israel"; he also pointed out that the Zionist entity studies a draft-law in the Knesset to declare the holy city of Muslims and Christians as the capital to the Jewish People.

His Eminence added that the region has been divided in Sykes-Picot agreement [the secret agreement that took place in 1916 for the dismemberment of the region back then] in order to take control of al-Quds, and that other schemes to divide the region have come to light, the last of which was the New Middle East Scheme that was foiled by the resistance movements.

Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized that al-Quds is the heart of the region, "Tell me where al-Quds is, I tell you where the region would be," he said. His Eminence went on to say "al-Quds is subject to judaization and desecration by the settlers, and its original [Palestinian] people have been exiled and displaced so that al-Quds becomes of a one 'known' color."

Defending al-Quds Our Duty

Sayyed Nasrallah then underscored the duty of each and every Arab, Muslim, and Christian towards the holy land that has been taken up by the "Israeli" occupier since 1948.

"We are before a unique reality in al-Quds. Each and every Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Christian holds national, ethical and religious responsibility before this holy city, before its future, identity, and fate," Sayyed Nasrallah said, stressing that "we all believe in judgment's day, and we will all be asked in the hereafter what have we done for the sake of liberating al-Quds since the time it was occupied."

Defending Islamic and Christian sanctities in al-Quds as well as confronting the attempts of Judaizing this holy city through a well-studied and calculated project is our duty, also serious effort and work is required, Sayyed Nasrallah assured.

As for the so-called negotiations concerning retrieving al-Quds as the Palestinian capital, Sayyed Nasrallah explained that such a choice is not realistic, especially that the "Israelis" consider al-Quds as their ultimate capital and in light of the Western and American support to the state of "Israel" and its security, which was described by the US president Barack Obama as ‘sacred' a few days ago.

Sayyed Nasrallah criticized leaders in the region, as none of them had voiced opposition to Obama's stance. [Reiterating his continuous support for the Zionist entity, US President Barack Obama described Thursday his US support for "Israel" as "sacrosanct". During a re-election campaign fundraiser in New York, Obama stated that he wanted "Israel" to maintain its military superiority as he prepares to meet with "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.]

Sayyed Nasrallah, hence, reiterated that the only remaining choice is resistance, especially that there have been major changes in the region and the world, which indicate the liberation of al-Quds has become even closer. One of the indications, Hizbullah leader noted, is the steadfast of the Palestinian peoples throughout the past years despite
all the violations that took place against them. He reiterated that the Palestinian cause has been alive all the way until this day.

Liberation of al-Quds Near

Hizbullah Secretary General said there are important elements that play a major role in the struggle of liberating al-Quds, including the toppling of the Shah regime in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which ultimately supports the Palestinian righteous cause, the declaration of leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Ali Khamenei the last Friday of every Month of Ramadan as "al-Quds" Day, the accomplishments of the resistance in Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, also the dramatic change that took place in Egypt and Iraq.

Furthermore, Sayyed Nasrallah also said that among the important elements of winning this struggle is the weakness of the United States and "Israel", also the failure of the settlement and normalization project, as well as readiness of the people to adopt the choice of resistance as they have proved throughout the past years. "All these are factors that imply the liberation of al-Quds has become so near," Sayyed Nasrallah assured. On this note, Sayyed Nasrallah hailed the Islamic republic of Iran for the role it has been playing in supporting the Palestinian cause as it has been a role model in supporting and backing just causes of the Arabs and Muslims.

Hizbullah Secretary General said also that forty years have already passed to the beginning of the Zionist occupation of this Holy land, and now comes the beginning of its end. He stressed that from the very womb of suffering and major challenges, new generations that believe in jihad [struggle] came to light.

His Eminence noted that the first signs of liberation were the South Lebanon 2000 liberation, following the July 2006 victory in Lebanon and then the "Israeli" assault on the Gaza Strip that reaped only failure. Again, Sayyed Nasrallah reiterated that the era of victories has arrived while that of defeats has come to an end.


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