BEIRUT (Dispatches) -- Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Monday there are no people in the Israeli entity, adding they are all occupiers and settlers.
The speech was delivered at the opening of a conference titled “Palestine is Victorious” on Monday afternoon, convened in Lebanon in order to renew media discourse and manage the conflict with the occupying regime of Israel.
With tensions rising between the U.S. and resistance groups in Syria and Iraq, Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah is “facing the American hegemony” in Iraq and Syria.
The Hezbollah head the conflicts with the Zionist regime and the U.S. cannot be separated as Israel’s existence is contingent on American support.
“Every massacre committed by the enemy is an American massacre, and every aggression of this enemy is American aggression.”
Concerning the worsening economic crisis in Lebanon, Nasrallah blamed the U.S., saying the American policy is the “main reason” for the crisis, as “the Americans want to besiege, punish and prevent any aid that comes to Lebanon.”
While Nasrallah admitted that incorrect government policies were also “among the causes” of the economic crisis, he stressed that the U.S. is the “main cause.”
Nasrallah added that the goal of the American blockade is to “provoke” the people of Lebanon against Hezbollah and to keep Hezbollah busy in order to prevent it from supporting Palestinians.
Lebanon is suffering from a worsening economic crisis, with violence and protests breaking out in cities around the country as basic services collapse. Electricity outages and gas shortages are commonplace.
Nasrallah has said in recent speeches that the country’s gasoline crisis could be addressed “within a few days” if Beirut just accepted Iranian oil shipments.
During the speech, which focused largely on the resistance front’s media capabilities, Nasrallah also said that the Zionists trust Palestinian and resistance media more than they trust their own leaders and media.
Nasrallah stressed that the media of the “Axis of Resistance” must be developed just like its military capabilities, adding that the “resounding victory” that the media contributed to the “victory” during Operation Al-Quds Sword.
The Hezbollah head additionally said that “everyone” recognized the victory of the Palestinians during the operation, despite some media in the Persian Gulf denying it.
Nasrallah also touched on the recent blocking of a number of resistance media sites by the U.S., saying it is “proof” of the strength of the resistance media “because of its influence.”
The Hezbollah chief stressed the importance of using social media, stating that while “the enemy can take down satellite channels, it is not
possible to stop social networking sites, so we must take advantage of them.”
“We know the enemy’s strengths, recognize them, and work on ways to confront and weaken them,” said Nasrallah.
The Hezbollah leader said one of the most important strengths of the resistance axis’ media is “honesty in conveying news and facts, adding that they did not rely on “illusions and lies” in their “psychological war.”
Referring to Palestinian issues, Nasrallah stated that Palestinian resistance groups promised “liberation” and fulfilled their promise.
“When in the axis of resistance we talk about the liberation of Palestine, we are not talking about dreams or fantasies. The battle of the Sword of Al-Quds has made the liberation of Al-Quds closer than ever,” said Nasrallah. “We do not exaggerate our goals, and this is one of the most important elements of the resistance force.”
Nasrallah reiterated the resistance axis’ promise to defend Al-Qus, saying that the axis has been “true to its promise.”
Nasrallah also addressed recent reports in Lebanese media about the defendants in the investigation of last year’s Beirut port explosion, questioning whether the investigation was “real judicial action” or “political targeting.” A large explosion targeted the Beirut offices of a lawyer involved in the case last week.
Dozens were killed and thousands were injured in the massive blast which shook Beirut last August. While the investigation into the explosion has made little headway amid a system plagued by corruption, Lebanese Judge Tarek Bitar recently moved to lift the immunity of a number of high ranking officials in order to question them as suspects in the case.
“Justice is still distant and the truth is still concealed,” said Nasrallah concerning the investigation.