May 22, 2020 16:50 UTC
  • Hezbollah says Palestinian land should return to its rightful owners

Hezbollah’s stance on the Palestinian cause has not changed in the face of recent developments in the Occupied Territories, says the Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement, insisting that the Palestinian land should return to its rightful owners.

“Palestine belongs to the Palestinian people, and it must return to the Palestinian people,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking the International Quds Day on Friday.

Hezbollah’s position on the Palestinian issue, he said, has remained the same since the establishment of the resistance movement several decades ago. He added that Israel’s recent attempts to seize more Palestinian land would fail to change that stance.

“Mistaken is he who thinks or bets that he can change our stance through waging wars, assassinations, sanctions or starvation.”

The comments come against the backdrop of a renewed attempt by the Israeli regime to annex Palestinian territory in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Nasrallah said Israel would always remain “illegal” because of its nature as a “usurper” and an “occupier.”

“Palestine from the sea to the river belongs to the Palestinian people and you must return to it. We in Lebanon have grown up with this position since ancient times,” he said.