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Activists criticize Nasrallah, say criminals will not enter Jerusalem

Hassan Nasrallah

Social media users have mocked the recent remarks by Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah, in which he said he wants to pray in Jerusalem.

They said criminals and killers like him and his militias would never enter Jerusalem, adding that his militias besieged and prevented food to Palestinians in Yarmouk Camp in Damascus.

The social media users also described Nasrallah as a head of a Lebanese gang that has recruited thousands of people since the 1980s with the pretext of resistance.

In an interview with Lebanese satellite television station Al-Manar, Nasrallah said he doesn’t expect a war between the two sides soon because Israel is “deterred” by Hezbollah.

“In a next war with us, Israel will be fighting for its existence… and I will be praying in al-Quds,” he said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

He concluded addressing Israelis by saying, “Everything I’ve presented is the minimum of our abilities. It's important to me that Israelis understand that.”

In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to hit Hezbollah with a “crushing blow” if the Lebanese terror group “dares to do some nonsense” and launches an attack on Israel.

“Over the weekend we heard Nasrallah’s remarks on his attack plans,” Netanyahu said. “It should be clear that if Hezbollah dares to do some nonsense and attacks Israel, we will hit him and Lebanon with a crushing military blow.”

Inside Lebanon, social media users said Nasrallah has no power other than carrying out the agendas of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and its intelligence to destroy Lebanon and waste its resources.

The activists also wondered about what convinced Nasrallah with the idea of being a fighter and who convinced him that he is a leader in charge of resolving problems of Arab nations and defending countries like Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

They also pointed out that Nasrallah thinks he can turn from the role of criminal militia leader to an Islamist Arab leader who appears as a defender against western projects.

The activists urged the necessity to confront the growing role of Hezbollah and deal with it not just as a terrorist group but as part of the anti-Iran strategy.

The Baghdad Post observed some reactions of social media users on Nasrallah’s remarks.

An account by Star Jabar Hawramy described it as “dangerous Iranian wastes,” while an account by Maysam Mohamed called Nasrallah “a criminal.” Meanwhile, an account by Amer al-Falahi said, “Those criminals and murderers would not enter it. It will be liberated by believers of God.”

Last Modified: Wednesday، 17 July 2019 06:52 AM