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Hezbollah chief: Lebanese Forces Party militiamen targeted civilians

Mariam Saleh
Press TV, Beirut

In a televised speech, Hezbollah’s Secretary General accused the Lebanese forces party and its leader directly of conspiring to initiate a civil war.

The leader of the resistance said the Lebanese Forces party is trying to incite Lebanese Christians against Hezbollah presenting it as an enemy.

Sayyed Nasrallah gave a detailed explanation of last Thursday's events, stressing that the security apparatus gave Hezbollah a confirmation that the first bullets were fired by the militia men from the Lebanese forces against the unarmed protesters.

This, he says, was all part of a plan to drag Hezbollah specifically to internal conflict orchestrated by foreign sides. Nasrallah said the US is also trying to provoke an internal conflict in Lebanon, the same way it did in many other nations. Yet Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the scheme will not succeed.

“Hezbollah has 100,000 fighters; we did not prepare them to fight a civil war. We prepared them to defend Lebanon and our land and water and petrol and natural gas which is being stolen as we our eyes. We prepared them to protect the Christian and Muslim towns in Baalbek-Hermel. We were killed in Kahldeh and we were silent, we were killed on Thursday and we were patient. It does not mean we are weak or incapable. We are thinking straight and we have ethics. I tell the Lebanese forces party and its leader, don’t miscalculate. Be disciplined. Learn from your wars and learn from our wars.”

He warned that in the event of a military conflict, neither Israel, nor the US or Saudi Arabia would come to the help of any warring side.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed in his speech today that the main guarantor for peace and stability is the Lebanese state and the Lebanese army and therefore Hezbollah will put their faith in the law to give justice to the martyrs who fell on Thursday. 

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