Hezbollah, at conference supporting Syria, calls for attack on Israel

The flag of Hezbollah flies in Syria. Credit: Hezbollah Flag/Wikimedia Commons.

 (JNS.org) Hezbollah pledged its support for the government of Syria on Monday at a conference in Beirut centered on opposition to U.S military action on Syrian soil, and called for support of a military attack against Israel on behalf of the Palestinians. Hezbollah added that it would never “surrender” in its battle with the Jewish state.

“Syria, as a people and leadership, will survive and we are with regardless of the circumstances so that it can withstand and come out of this crisis,” said Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, Sheikh Naim Qassem, according to Al Bawaba News.

Qassem said Hezbollah—which has been criticized by the Palestinian terror group Hamas for its military engagement in Syria, since that engagement distracts from fighting Israel—is “proud to be in the axis that includes Iran, Syria, and the resistance groups in Lebanon and Palestine.”

Calling the “systematic destruction” of Syria a sin, Qassem said it was up to the Syrian people to resolve their domestic crisis. Syria is no place for intrusion by “the axis of the great Satan (the United States) and its pet Israel,” he said.

A U.S. strike on Syria is on indefinite hold after a Russian-American deal was reached to transfer Syrian chemical weapons to international control.

Posted on September 17, 2013 .