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Beirut - Hezbollah Says Israel Failed To Achieve Objectives In Gaza

Published on: November 19, 2012 03:48 PM
By: Reuters
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FILE - Supporters of Hezbollah react as they listen to Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (seen on screen) delivering a speech via video link from an undisclosed location, as they gather at Unesco palace in Beirut, Lebanon, 01 June 2012. FILE - Supporters of Hezbollah react as they listen to Secretary General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (seen on screen) delivering a speech via video link from an undisclosed location, as they gather at Unesco palace in Beirut, Lebanon, 01 June 2012.

Beirut - Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that Israel had failed to achieve its objectives in its campaign of air strikes and shelling in Gaza.

“The shelling is clearly and deliberately targeting civilians and killing women and children,” he told supporters via a video screen in a speech to mark the Shi’ite Muslim holy day of Ashura.

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“The military operation has failed to achieve its targets. The killing is aimed at putting pressure on the leadership of the resistance in the Gaza Strip to drop its conditions (for a truce).”

Israel launched an air campaign on Wednesday with the declared goal of deterring Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, from launching rockets at its southern communities.

The Islamic militant group Hezbollah is closely allied with non-Arab, Shi’ite Iran, which Israel accuses of supplying Hamas with Fajr-5 missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv or Jerusalem from Gaza.

Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza for a sixth day on Monday, while Palestinian rocket fire at Israel from the territory eased off.

Nasrallah also said Arab countries should openly provide weapons to the Palestinian militants, but that “there is no political decision”.

Hezbollah fought Israel in a 34-day war in 2006 in which it fired at least 4,000 rockets towards Israel. At least 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed during that war.


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 Nov 19, 2012 at 03:54 PM Liepa Says:

Someone forgot to tell this clown, "it 'aint over until it's over" !

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM fat36 Says:

hes right they have to flaten the whole place.israel wants a truce so they can give the animals time to restock

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 08:58 PM Kleegerfinyaydem Says:

Just another pothead! He can't say something else so he comes on tv and says what he said!! Who the hell cares?!!

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 12:19 AM stamm Says:

od yishoma b'orei yehuda uv'chutstos yerusholayim kol SASSON v'kol SIMCHA........ very soon ,ken yehi ratson

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