Hamas urges Hezbollah exit Syria

Hamas urges Hezbollah exit Syria
Tue Jun 18, 2013 09:15:04

Palestinian Hamas movement has called on the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah to quit the fight against militants in Syria.

Hamas' political bureau said in a statement that Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria has caused “sectarian strife.”  

Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah recently said the Lebanese resistance movement's presence in Syria is aimed at defending the Syrian and Lebanese people against extremists.

Nasrallah said there is an American, Israeli and Takfiri project to destroy not only Syria but the entire region.

Hezbollah chief went on to say that foreign intervention in neighboring Syria began before the resistance movement got involved in the conflict.

Nasrallah noted that most Syrians support their government, but ironically tens of thousands of militants are sent to the Arab country from undemocratic states in the region to allegedly fight for democracy.

He also emphasized that Hezbollah will not change its position on Syria in the face of threats.

“The world is coming to fight in Syria with their money, with their weapons, and with their media,” Nasrallah added.

The turmoil in Syria erupted in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed so far.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on June 13 that at least 93,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of the foreign-sponsored militancy against the Syrian government.

In May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said militants from 29 different countries are fighting against the government in different parts of the country.

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