Palestinian cause above politics: Nasrallah

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, says the issue of Palestine and the Palestinian cause is above politics and political interests.

“Palestine is the responsibility of the Palestinian people,” he said, emphasizing, however, that, “Our responsibility is to support the Palestinian people.”

He called upon scholars worldwide to take up the message of the move by Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, to designate the last Friday of the Muslim month of Ramadan as the International Quds Day.

He made the remarks in an ongoing conference on the Palestinian cause.

He said among the greatest achievements made by the resistance front has been the liberation of Gaza from Israeli occupation, and the “heroic steadfastness” against Israeli wars.

Nasrallah said the “resistance project,” which is confronting the “Zionist project,” should take a close look and study the potential gains by the enemy in an attempt to make up for the damage done by the enemy and end or limit such gains by the opposite front.

What is really sad, he said, is that the issue of Palestine has been sidelined as “the world looks elsewhere.”

“That doesn’t mean that the project of resistance has weakened,” the Hezbollah secretary general said, adding that the strong elements of resistance must also be studied.

“We should also re-evaluate who supports us,” he said, adding that the resistance front should study who still supports it and who “sells it out.”

He said any attempt in the Arab and Islamic world to bring about any form of the normalization of relations with the Israeli regime has to be countered.

He also said the issue of Palestine is in need of a big campaign to remind people of the true nature of the Israeli enemy, “because, it seems, there are some who quickly forget the Israeli terrorism.”

“The Israeli regime is a beast on Palestinian territories,” he said.

“Right now, there are some Arab countries that have taken Israel out of the circle of threats,” he said. “This is something very dangerous.”

By Press TV