Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor delivered a scathing attack on Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, in his address to the U.N. Security Council, saying, ‘Hezbollah is a ruthless terrorist group committing double war crimes again, this time in Syria, by operating among civilians & directing attacks against civilians.’
By Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor has delivered a scathing attack on Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah over the group’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor – Photo: Shahar Azran
“The atrocities in Syria have been made possible by the backing [Syrian President Bashar] Assad receives from Hezbollah,” Prosor said n an address to the U.N. Security Council this week.
“For months, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah denied Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. 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.
“Nasrallah has repeatedly vowed to keep the murderous Assad regime in power. This past Friday 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.
“This same disregard for human life is clear in Lebanon, where Hezbollah’s arsenal has become larger than that of many NATO countries. 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.”
Prosor was taking part in a U.N. Security Council discussion titled “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.”
Prosor accused Assad of conducting a “murderous campaign against the Syrian people.”
“Day after day there are reports of detentions and disappearances, of soldiers ordered to fire on civilians, and of people being kidnapped, beaten and tortured,” Prosor said. “From Hama to Houla and from Deraa to Damascus, innocent people are being slaughtered.”
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