Hezbollah chief: After Golan, Trump will recognize Israel’s control of West Bank

Leader of terror group says plateau will only be returned to Syria by force; says US president showed ‘disrespect’ to Arab world.

Supporters of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group listen to a speech of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, via a video link, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

The leader of the Hezbollah terrorist group condemns US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, predicting that a US shift on the West Bank would follow.

“We should expect that Trump will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the West Bank,” says Hassan Nasrallah, according to the Naharnet website.

He says the American recognition of Jerusalem in December 2017 paved the way for the Monday recognition of the strategic plateau.

“When the world allowed Trump to usurp Jerusalem and declare it as Israel’s eternal capital, it opened the door to every violation by the Americans and Trump,” he says.

The Golan recognition was a sign of “disrespect” to the Arab world, he continues.

“This is a pivotal event in the Arab-Israeli conflict,” he says.

The leader of the terrorist group says the territory will only be returned to Syria by force, in a call for armed struggle.

“Those who are still hesitant must become convinced that resistance is the only choice for the Syrians to recover the Golan, for the Lebanese to recover the Shebaa Farms and the Kfarshouba Hills, and for the Palestinians to get their rights.”

He also addresses US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tough rhetoric on Hezbollah.

“Pompeo mentioned Hezbollah 18 times within minutes during his address,” he says. “It pleases us that the US administration is angry at us to this extent.”

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