BEIRUT (Press TV) – Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, has lauded the Palestinians in al-Quds for their resistance against the Zionist troops’ aggression.
"The great efforts of the people of al-Quds, especially the youth present in the field, who are fighting the enemy soldiers that are armed to the teeth, should be praised,” Nasrallah said, according to the website of Lebanon’s al-Manar television network.
He said it should be noted that Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have also taken action in solidarity with al-Quds to change the equations.
"We will talk about this in detail on the International Quds Day,” which falls on May 7 this year, the Hezbollah chief said.
Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate) of the al-Quds’ Old City has been the scene of violence by Zionist troops against Palestinians over the past few weeks. Clashes between the two sides continued until Tuesday.
During Sunday clashes, four Palestinians were arrested and a number of others suffered injuries, as the Palestinians tried to enter the area to perform their religious duties.
Zionist regime authorities are "rejecting everything that strengthens the Palestinian identity in al-Quds on the one hand, and disrespecting Islamic rituals and Palestinian traditions on the other,” Ahmad Sub Laban, a researcher from al-Quds who specializes in settlement affairs, was quoted as saying by the Middle East Eye.
Last Thursday, hundreds of Zionist settlers took to the streets in the Old City, chanting "Death to Arabs” and "Arabs get out” and attacking Palestinians as they protested through the city center in a move they claimed was to "restore Jewish dignity.”
Human Rights Watch has denounced the occupying regime for committing the crimes of "apartheid and persecution” against Palestinians.
In a report released on Tuesday, the New York-based human rights group said it plans to forward its findings to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for due action.