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Hezbollah - Israel, others against us

2013-02-06 23:27

Beirut - The Lebanese Hezbollah movement said on Wednesday that Israel was leading an international campaign against it, a day after Bulgaria blamed the pro-Iranian group for a July bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists.

"Israel is leading an international campaign to terrorize nations and people from Hezbollah," said Sheikh Naeem Kassem, the deputy secretary general of the movement, who did not make specific reference to Bulgaria's accusation during a ceremony in Beirut's southern suburbs.

On Tuesday, the Bulgarian government said two people, holding Canadian and Australian passports and linked to the Lebanese militia movement, were behind the July 2012 Burgas bomb attack.

Kassem stressed that the campaign aims at "cornering" the "Lebanese resistance movement against Israel".

"All these accusations will not change the truth or the realities... We will not bow to pressures and we will continue our resistance path [against Israel] to protect Lebanon and we will not change our priorities," Kassem was quoted as saying.

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who is close to Hezbollah, said Bulgaria's accusations against Hezbollah were "politically motivated".

The Lebanese government has said it is ready to co-operate with Bulgaria in investigating the attack after receiving all the documents related to the issue from Bulgarian prosecutors.

Earlier Wednesday, an EU spokesperson said that blacklisting Hezbollah as a terrorist group was an option being considered by the European Union.

"Hezbollah is not on the list of the terrorist organizations. The EU and member states will look into several options - this is one of them, but not the only one," said Maja Kocijancic, a spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

Comments
  • raymond.mcnelly - 2013-02-06 23:38

    Ja, siestog. I wonder why everyone's 'against' you. After all, you are peaceful and tolerant. Go to hell you murderous terrorist!

  • peter.cornelius.39 - 2013-02-07 00:50

    Cry me a river. He he, when these thugs can't get their way with force, they moan like a 90 year old granny who can't find her teeth. And nooooo, he is a peace loving feller as well as his cronies eh? "Nasrallah lauds Palestinian resistance, mocks Israel - http://www.timesofisrael.com/nasrallah-lauds-palestinian-resistance-mocks-israel/ "Hezbollah chief Nasrallah: Next war with Israel will start in Tel Aviv" http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/hezbollah-chief-nasrallah-next-war-with-israel-will-start-in-tel-aviv-1.391248 And before any of the usual anti-Israel dudes start about me warping the truth, please note the above are DIRECT quotes from Nasrallah.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-07 02:26

    . "Everybody against us" Shame , being a terrorist can be tough!!! .

  • thaluki.malema - 2013-02-07 06:19

    Hezbollah=terrorists. Killing innocent Israelis

      AllcoveredinNinjas - 2013-02-07 08:18

      A history of Hezbollah activities. (not just Isreali's) http://www.policypointers.org/Page/View/14433

  • boaz.yarmarkov - 2013-02-07 08:07

    Poor poor baby… The bloodsuckers who target Jewish Muslim & Christian kids in the north of Israel, blow up busses in European capitals, murder many elected peaceful Lebanese’s officials like Rafic Hariri and the ones that are helping Assad murder his own Muslim population (over 60000); Are crying big crocodile tears. tsk f'g tsk.

  • fidel.uncensored - 2013-02-07 09:27

    Hezbollah has grown as an organisation because of Israels ongoing brutality and oppression in the region towards their fellow Arabs. That is the only reason why they, and Hamas still have popular support. It's called cause and effect. "When we entered Lebanon... there was no Hezbollah. We were accepted with perfumed rice and flowers by the Shia in the south. It was our presence there that created Hezbollah" -Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-07 14:13

      . It's called bullsh.t !!!! Ask Larry !!!

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