Hezbollah Terms Resistance Sole Way to Deter Israeli Plot in WB
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement stressed that the Zionist plot in the West Bank to seize lands and annex them for building settlements is a new crime that completes the pre-planned Judiazation scheme.
In a statement, Hezbollah said that expropriating 4000 hectares of Hebron and Bethlehem areas and annexing them to Gush Etzion settlement bloc deprive the true owners of the land of their rights and of the real value of olive trees they planted tens of years ago, Al-Manar reported.
Hezbollah said the step is a new flagrant boldness that challenges international resolutions which criminalize settlements and urge the Israeli authorities not to use the occupied territories for their own favor.
"This action contradicts all norms and conventions upon which the international and humanitarian relations are based," the statement read.
Hezbollah called upon those seeking compromises and negotiations in the Palestinian-Zionist conflict to bear their responsibilities before the Zionist practices, and stressed that Resistance is the only perfect choice to deter the Zionists from continuing their aggression, and to liberate the land from their obnoxious occupation.
Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.
"On the instructions of the political echelon... 4,000 dunams at (the settlement of) Gevaot is declared as state land," the Israeli military said.