Nasrallah Criticizes Arab Foreign Ministers Meeting, Pledges to Help Palestiniasn With “Deeds, Not Words”
Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah blamed Arab foreign ministers Sunday for failing to produce a firm stand that would help end Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s violence against the Palestinians.
He also pledged that Hizbullah would help the Palestinians with “deeds, not words.” Nasrallah criticized the Cairo Arab foreign ministers’ summit which ended Sunday, describing its results as “pitiful and inadequate.” The ministers called on the international community for “immediate intervention to stop Israeli aggression without any excuse or justifications.”
But Nasrallah considered such calls unable to “protect the children of Palestine.” Instead, the results of the summit “encourage Sharon and say to him ‘do whatever you want because what surrounds you is a weak and humiliated (Arab) nation.’”
According to the Lebanese Daily Star, Nasrallah was speaking at Shahed School in south Beirut during a celebration for 1,200 girls who have reached the age of nine, when females are religiously requested to practice Islamic religious rites and rituals. He stressed that Israeli attacks against Palestinian areas should be challenged in a more effective way.
“The true response that would deter Sharon is what the martyrdom attackers carried out yesterday inside Palestine,” he said in reference to two attacks in West Jerusalem and Natanya on Saturday that killed 13 Israelis.
Nasrallah vowed to assist the Palestinians “with deeds,” saying: “We will be by their side and will not hesitate to do anything to help them, consolidate their position, defend them and if God wishes we will not let them down, and we will prove it with deeds, not words.”
Nasrallah urged Palestinians to continue armed resistance against Israelis, saying Israeli forces would only be deterred “when retaliation means that more Israelis will die.”
He warned Sharon against continuing military incursions into Palestinian refugee camps, saying that such acts would “not protect the Zionists but instead would drive the Palestinians to struggle, resist and sacrifice even more and would push them to penetrate and cross all red lines.” (Albawaba.com)