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Nasrallah: Israeli Aggression Result of Normalizing Relations with Arab States

Beirut (TeleSUR– Nasrallah stressed that Israel’s ploy at al-Aqsa Mosque had failed.

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement said Wednesday Israel’s acts of aggression at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound are the consequences of the so-called peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians.

Nasrallah made the remarks in Beirut during a meeting with Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special adviser on international affairs to the Iranian parliament speaker.

“Zionists are seeking to use all possible means to normalize their ties with certain countries of the region and the Arab world and at the same time they are taking steps towards the collapse of these countries,” he said.

Hassan Narsallah
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In his remarks, Nasrallah warned against plots to alter the geographic map of the Middle East and the Muslim world, saying such schemes are devised to help the enemies achieve their goals.

However, he stressed that Israel’s ploy at al-Aqsa Mosque had failed as they were met with massive protests from Palestinians and widespread international condemnations.

The Hezbollah leader also praised the role of Iranian leader Ali Khamenei in recognizing and countering the plots against the region and the Muslim world, saying the issue of resistance in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon is directly linked to regional stability and security.

Tensions between Palestine and Israel soared at the Aqsa mosque compound, a raised marble-and-stone plaza referred to by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, after a shootout July 14 that left three Palestinians and two Israeli police dead.

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Following the incident, Israel installed metal detectors, cameras and other measures at entry points to the mosque, leading Muslims to refuse to hold prayers at the mosque and instead holding prays on the streets around the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem for almost two weeks.

Amid this pressure, Israeli officials decided to remove the controversial security measures July 26, ending the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years.

This post was originally written for and published by TeleSUR English.