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Nasrallah talks Palestine after bombings in Lebanon

Following reports that Palestinian nationals have been involved in planning and carrying out recent suicide attacks in Lebanon, there are concerns that it could lead to a division between Palestinian and Lebanese factions involved in the resistance against Israel.
Cars burn at the site of an explosion in the Shi'ite town of Hermel February 22, 2014. A suicide bomber killed two Lebanese soldiers with a car bomb near an army checkpoint in a Hezbollah stronghold in northeast Lebanon on Saturday, security sources said.The latest bombing, in a country destabilised by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, was the third such attack in recent weeks in Hermel, a predominantly Shi'ite Muslim area near the border with Syria. Fifteen people were wounded. REUTERS/Rami Bleibel (LEB
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During a televised speech Feb. 16, on the occasion of the Commemoration of the Martyr Leaders, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah focused noticeably on the Palestinian issue and hostility toward Israel. Nasrallah allocated nearly a quarter of the speech, which lasted more than two hours, to this topic.

The Hezbollah leader remarked that some people might be surprised that he would be talking about the Palestinian cause and the Israeli threat to Palestine, Lebanon and the region when the world is focused elsewhere, that is, on the situation the Arab world finds itself in today. According to Nasrallah, this is the very situation "that the US and Israel wanted the people of the region, its regimes and states to reach, after all of the victories and achievements made by the resistance, from Palestine to Lebanon, Syria and Iran."

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