Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah about the offensive against terrorists in the Jurd Ersal, July 26, 2017
Before entering into the main subject of my talk of tonight [Hezbollah's offensive against the terrorists of the Jurd Ersal], let me quickly mention a few points.
First, from the position of the Resistance and the Resistant people, we congratulate, praise and honor the inhabitants of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the House of Sanctity and those who reside and resist there, the inhabitants of the West Bank and all the Palestinians who hastened to go to the old city to defend the al-Aqsa mosque, this holy place, and have imposed a new victory in truth, for what we have seen these days is a real victory, which must continue.
They imposed on the enemy the removal of electronic gates and of the new measures aimed at imposing (on the Palestinians) the sovereignty of the Israeli enemy over the Al-Aqsa mosque, over their presence, their prayers, their glorification of God, over their empty hands (facing the enemy's weapons), their breasts facing bullets and grenades, they shaped this victory. And it is a new experience in any case, among the experiences of the choices of popular resistance, whether in its military aspect or in its civil aspect.
Secondly, I would also like to thank our dear brother-leader Sayed Abd al-Malik Badr al-Din al Houthi, for in his speech a few days ago he stated very clearly and without exaggeration that he stood, along with the fighters (mujahideen) and the resistant people of oppressed and abandoned Yemen, alongside Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, in any confrontation with the Israeli enemy, which is a confirmation of the equation of force that our (Islamic) Community, the peoples of our Community and the Resistance movements in our Community wish to establish and confirm. We extend our sincere thanks to him and to all our dear brothers and sisters, the patient and long-suffering people of the honorable Yemen.
And of course, the truth must be stressed, for we in Lebanon were occupied in the Jurd Ersal, and the security situation in the country did not allow us to organize (massive) popular demonstrations up to the level of what took place in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), but throughout the Arab and Muslim world, did you find demonstrations of support for Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa, the Palestinian people, the inhabitants of Al-Quds, larger, more massive and more important than the popular demonstrations in Yemen?
I wanted to recall this reality, and to call all those who have a false position on what is happening in Yemen to reconsider their position. [...]