Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah tells supporters at a mass rally in Beirut that Palestinians embarking on a new intifada is the most effective way to protest Trump’s shift on the status of Jerusalem.
“Trump’s decision on al-Quds will be the beginning of the end of Israel,” he says using the Arabic word for Jerusalem.
“If you hold on to al-Quds as the everlasting capital of Palestine, neither Trump nor anyone else can do anything other than that,” Nasrallah says according to local media reports. “The whole nation must stand in the face of this American threat.”
He also urges the Palestinians to sever diplomatic ties with allies of Israel, and calls on Jordan and Egypt to repeal their peace treaties with Israel.
“We must put pressure on the Arab and Islamic states to repeal peace treaties and other deals with Israel,” Nasrallah says. “I call on Palestinians to kick out any delegation that aims to visit them from countries that have normalized relations with Israel, no matter what the background of those delegations is.”
He leads the crowd in the chant: “To Al-Quds we are going … millions of martyrs we shall be.”
The Lebanon-based Hezbollah is committed to the destruction of Israel.