(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron
Prosor condemned Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah over the group’s involvement
in the Syrian civil war, saying at a U.N. Security Council discussion that the
war’s atrocities have been made possible by the backing
Syria receives from the Lebanese terror group.
“For months, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah denied Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian conflict,” Prosor said at the “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict" U.N. discussion, Israel Hayom reported. “Today, the whole world knows that his guerrillas are openly battling their fellow Arab Muslims in Syria and threatening to tip the fragile sectarian balance.”
Prosor noted Nasrallah’s recent comment in which he “personally committed himself to fighting in Syria if necessary, saying, and I quote, ‘If the battle requires me to go ... I will go.’”
“Nasrallah has proved that he has no regard for the lives that have been lost, for the people who have been forced to flee, or for the untold suffering of the Syrian people,” Prosor said.
“This same disregard for human life is clear in Lebanon, where Hezbollah’s arsenal has become larger than that of many NATO countries,” the Israeli ambassador added. “And Hezbollah sees fit to store these weapons in homes, schools, and hospitals. It would seem that the people of Lebanon are more valuable to Hezbollah as human shields than as human beings. Hezbollah is a ruthless terrorist group committing double war crimes by operating within civilian populations [and] directing attacks against civilian populations.”