If Syria Were Lost, Palestinian Cause Would Be, Too: Nasrallah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary General of Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said If Syria were lost to the Takfiri terrorists in Syria, then the Palestinian cause would be lost too.
"The road to Al-Quds does not pass through Jounieh. We've never said that. However, the road to Al-Quds passes through Qalamoun, Zabadani, Homs, Aleppo, Deraa, Hassakeh and Swaida, because if Syria were lost, Palestine would be lost, too," Nasrallah said Friday in a speech delivered at a ceremony marking the International Quds day in Beirut.
He reiterated Hezbollah's support to Syria and the popular demands of the Syrian people for reform. "However, we are not with the destruction of Syria, its army and its institutions."
He also underlined the impossibility of a military solution from either sides, expressing conviction that all Syrians want an end to the war, Al Manar news network reported.
Elsewhere, the Hezbollah leader highlighted the massive participation of people around the world in the rallies marking the Quds Day. He pointed out that today and despite all the difficult circumstances "we find millions who answered the call of Imam Khomeini (RA), in Iran and other Muslim and Arab countries, in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Sudan, Turkey, Pakistan, European cities, and this is a very important indicator that there are still ones who remember Quds (Jerusalem) and take to the streets or raise their voices in support of this cause."
He hailed the rallies held by both Yemeni and Bahraini people, who despite the crises which hit their countries took to the streets and voiced support to the Palestinian cause.
"The Yemenis came out in spite of the continued Saudi aggression and the airstrikes launched even on Sana'a, they went out with huge numbers, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands. The Yemeni people feel that the Arab and Muslim world had abandoned them, however, this matter did not drive them to abandon Al-Quds and the Palestinian cause," Nasrallah said.
On the relation between Iran and regional issues, Nasrallah said supporters of the Palestinian struggle can only be friends of Iran, because the country is "the only hope left for the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem."
"You cannot be with Palestine unless you are with Iran, and if you are an enemy of Iran, you are an enemy of Palestine and Jerusalem,If Syria Were Lost, Palestinian Cause Would Be, Too: Nasrallah he added.
"The only entity that Israel considers an existential threat is the Islamic Republic of Iran," he said.
"Why is Israel not afraid of anyone but Iran? Why Iran? Isn't this a question we should ask on Quds Day?" he wondered. "Why doesn't Israel have the same feelings toward Saudi Arabia or any other Arab regime? Because they know that Arabs have made an official decision to sell Palestine."
Each year, the International Quds Day is celebrated on the last Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
The event's overarching theme is support for the Palestinians and fierce denunciation of Israel.
The day is also seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.