Hizbullah chief initiates open-ended protest until Gaza Strip siege is over
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday called for an open-ended protest until the Gaza Strip siege is lifted. "Our actions that will start on Friday will not end on that day, but until the Gaza siege is lifted," Nasrallah said in a televised speech broadcast on Al-Manar TV.
He called for a demonstration to be held next Friday in Beirut's southern suburbs. "The Gaza siege is aimed at defeating the will of the Palestinian people so that the Zionists can impose their conditions," Nasrallah said. "It's our duty today to move and continue work to end the siege," Nasrallah stressed.
He slammed Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni for saying Israeli-Arabs who had national aspirations should move to a Palestinian state when it is established. "What Livni said was not a slip of the tongue," Nasrallah said.
Nasrallah said there are two scenes in Gaza today -- hunger, cold and shelling facing steadfastness. He called on Egypt to open Rafah border crossing permanently.
Addressing Arab and world countries, Nasrallah said: "From a humanitarian position I tell them that there are one and half million people in Gaza who face sickness and death."
Turning to the Arabs, he asked: "where is the Arabian courage today?'