Feb 03, 2020 09:31 UTC
  • No place for Israel to be established on Palestinian lands: Top Hezbollah official

A high-ranking official of Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, says there is no place for Israeli regime within the recognized borders of Palestinian lands, dismissing US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict as “void and unsuccessful.”

According to Press TV, Hezbollah's Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Sunday “The (so-called) deal of the century is a void and unsuccessful plan. Trump crafted it only for the sake of electoral gain in America and to help (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu secure more votes inside Occupied Palestinian Territories.”

He added that the Palestinian nation together with resistance movements in the region will not let the deal proceed, and will not allow the Tel Aviv regime to occupy Palestinian lands and legitimize its occupation concurrently.

“There is no place for Israel within recognized borders. The only place for Palestine to be established is the entire Palestinian soil from the river to the sea, with the entire al-Quds as its capital and not simply its eastern sector. We believe such an ideal will materialize, but it needs some sacrifices and time,” Sheikh Qassem pointed out.

“While some people have described the (so-called) deal of the century as a grave calamity, it is also such an unjust and dangerous plan that neither Palestinians nor Arab and world leaders have agreed to it, and have termed it as not viable. This proves that it is a dangerous deal and not suitable for the resolution of the Palestinian issue,” the top Hezbollah official added.

On Tuesday, Trump unveiled his so-called deal of the century, negotiated with Israel but without the Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders, who severed all ties with Washington in late 2017 after Trump controversially recognized al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime, immediately rejected the plan, with President Abbas saying it “belongs to the dustbin of history.”